Maliki, Kevorkian discuss mutual cooperation
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Premier Nouri al-Maliki called for developing bilateral relations with Armenia and finalizing cooperation agreement as soon as possible.
During a meeting with Armenian Deputy Premier Armin Kevorkian here today, both sides stressed finding new vents of bilateral cooperation.
Maliki disclosed that Iraq is planning to have a railway network that will make it a passage for goods and commodities heading for Europe.
Regarding the terrorist attacks against the Armenians in Iraq, Maliki pointed out that the Christians are "original partners in this country" and terrorism targeted not only the Christians, but all segments of the Iraqi society, irrespective of their religions and minorities.
On the other side, Mr.
Kevorkian expressed the desire of his country to develop bilateral relations with Iraq in fields of oil, gas and transport.
An official visit was extended to Premier Maliki, which was accepted and to be determined on a later stage.