Iraq has confirmed the need to simplify the visa regime with Russia, said Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

“The Iraqi side has confirmed the need to simplify the visa regime – first of all, this applies to businessmen and investors”, – he said.
“We held fruitful and rich negotiations, discussed the agenda of bilateral cooperation in various fields and came to the conclusion that the further development of relations is necessary”, –  the Iraqi Foreign Minister said. According to him, the Deputy Minister of Petroleum, the Deputy Minister of Energy and the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic also took part in the negotiations.

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