Source Pravda.Ru

Iraq interested in military-technical cooperation with Russia

Iraq interested in military-technical cooperation with Russia

Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said in Baghdad that his government is interested in strengthened military and technical cooperation with the Russian Federation.

Sergei Chemezov, Head of the Russian Technologies Corporation, met the Iraqi Prime Minister to discuss the implementation of contracts worth $4.2 billion, especially the purchase of Russian helicopters and Russian Kamaz trucks. 

Constructing the secong part of the Yusifia thermal power station in Iraq was another topic on the Iraqui-Russian agenda. 

(re-written by Olivia Kroth; sources: Itar Tass, Voice of Russia)