27 Feb 2018 20:42

Countering terrorism in Iraq should be accompanied by restoration of country's economy - Rogozin

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax-AVN) - Moscow and Baghdad discuss using space services for the development of Iraq's economy, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters following a meeting of the Russian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission.

"We are discussing issues of education, science, using space services for the development of Iraq's economy. Not to mention the infrastructure, energy and many other things," Rogozin said.

"Countering terrorists and extremists should necessarily be accompanied by the restoration of the economy of the country. This cooperation is currently being developed quite fully and we can even compare it to cooperation with the countries that face no pressure of militants and terrorists in their territories," the deputy prime minister said.

Iraq is the key state in the region, prosperity and stability of its neighboring countries depend on its prosperity and stability to a great extent, he said.

"Cooperation between Russia and Iraq is becoming full-fledged and hopefully this trend will continue," Rogozin said.