Iraqi President Barham Salih received an official invitation from his Russian counterpart
Vladimir Putin to visit Russia. The invitation was conveyed by Putin's
special envoy to the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov.
During his meeting with the Russian envoy, Salih stressed the necessity of cooperation between Russia and Iraq in various fields, especially in the field of counter-terrorism.
Salih praised Russia's good relations with various actors in the region. He also stressed the need to develop Russian-Iraqi relations for the benefit of the two countries and for historical and international considerations.
Meanwhile, the Russian envoy stressed the importance of strategic partnership with the Iraqi government.
Bogdanov also conveyed an official invitation to Salih from Putin to visit Russia within the framework of strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the two states.