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Russia ready to boost ties with Iraq

RIA Novosti

16:09 18/10/2010

MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is ready to strengthen cooperation with Iraq, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.

"Our country is interested in restoring dialogue and developing full-fledged cooperation with Iraq," Medvedev said in his speech after receiving credentials from 13 new ambassadors to Russia, including Iraqi envoy Faiq Fariq Abdel Aziz, during a ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace.

"We stand for the strengthening of Iraq's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the establishment of a democratic and prosperous state there," the Russian president said.

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