7 Oct 2019 14:12

Lavrov reaffirms fulfillment of military-technical contracts with Iraq

BAGHDAD. Oct 7 (Interfax) - Russia will implement military-technical contracts with Iraq, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Alhakim in Baghdad on Monday.

"Our delegation includes heads of GazpromNeft, Rosneft, Soyuzneftegaz, Tekhnopromexport, and the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation," Lavrov said.

"We agree that the decisions made by the latest meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Erbil must be fulfilled, and that contracts for the delivery of Russian military products to Iraq must be implemented," he said.

Alhakim, in turn, said that the talks involved "heads of relevant ministries and departments, including deputy ministers of oil and electricity, and the secretary general of the Defense Ministry, on the part of Iraq."

"We have discussed every item on our agenda," Alhakim said.