Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi received an official invitation from Vyacheslav
Volodin, chairman of the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of
Russia, to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
The forum is set to be held from June 6 to 8 this year.
This came during a meeting in Baghdad between Halbousi and Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maksim Maksimov on Monday, Halbousi's office reported.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between Iraq and Russua, and stressed the importance of activating parliamentary diplomacy, the statement read.