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Lavrov had a meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
The meeting was on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.
“During the meeting, Lavrov confirmed Russia’s support for Iraq’s independence, territory integrity and sovereignty,” the ministry said. “Moscow is ready to continue supporting Iraq in its efforts in fighting the terrorist threat, and, first of all, the one from the Islamic State.”
“Haider al-Abadi thanked for the principal solidarity position of the Russian Federation with Iraq and its people and stressed Bagdad was aimed at further development of cooperation with Russia in various spheres,” the diplomatic authority said.
“They also discussed the current situation in the Middle East, focusing on joint fighting terrorism on the agreed international legal base.