BAGHDAD, February 6. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has invited his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein to visit Russia.
"I would like once again to thank my colleague and friend and to express my hope that next time we will meet in Russia. It is my pleasure to invite you again," Lavrov said on Monday at a joint press conference following the talks.
The Russian top diplomat arrived in the Iraqi capital on a working visit on Sunday. Lavrov is also expected to meet with Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani and Mohammed al-Halbousi, chairman of Iraq's Council of Representatives. In addition, Lavrov is scheduled to meet with the country’s former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.