Iraq confirms cooperation with Russia to benefit from joint efforts to reduce the trap of Iraqi immigrants in the traps of smuggling and human trafficking networks

Baghdad Iraq confirmed cooperation with Russia to benefit from joint efforts to reduce the trap of Iraqi immigrants in the traps of smuggling and human trafficking networks.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Ambassador Abd al-Rahman al-Husseini received, today, Wednesday, the Russian Ambassador, Elbrus Kotrashev, at the Ministry's headquarters, and during the meeting they discussed relations between Baghdad and Moscow. The two sides also reviewed the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic and scientific fields, especially in the investment sectors, as this reflects the consolidation of relations and directing them towards confronting the challenges that occupy the world.

Al-Husseini stressed the necessity of coordination and cooperation with the Russian side, with the aim of benefiting from the joint efforts to reduce the trap of Iraqi immigrants in the trap of smuggling and human trafficking networks, referring to the role played by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in stimulating voluntary return during the past periods that resulted in the return of more than ( 3800) Iraqi immigrants, through the efforts made by the Iraqi embassies in Moscow, Poland, Hungary and Romania.

Ambassador Al-Husseini revealed the dangers that afflicted a number of immigrants as a result of deceiving them, pointing to the continuation of cooperation with the Russian side in this field in order to preserve the security of Iraqi travelers.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency