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Meeting with the Ambassador of Iraq On Thursday, October 17,  the religious leader of Russian Muslims Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to the Russian Federation, Mr. Haidar Mansour Hadi. The meeting was held in connection with the completion of the diplomatic mission of Mr. Mansour Hadi.

During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on current problems in the Middle East region. They also discussed the ways to enhance the cooperation between Russia and Iraq.

“During the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to the Arab countries a special emphasis was placed on Russian halal products. We would like to draw the attention of our partners in Iraq to the prospects of working with the Russian companies, since many of them have been supplying their halal products to the markets of Muslim countries, ”said Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin.

The head of the RMC emphasized that in the last few years significant changes happened in Russian-Iraqi relations, especially in the religious sphere.

The mufti also highlighted the importance of the visit to Moscow of Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Khmeim, the head of the Office of Sunni Endowment, and spoked about the memorandum of understanding and cooperation signed between the Russian Muftis Council and this organization.

“The cooperation with the Sunni and Shia waqf authorities of Iraq, mutual visits and joint projects contribute to strengthening religious and cultural ties between our countries,” said Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed humanitarian cooperation. Mr. Mansour Hadi noted the important role of the Russian Muftis Council in the adaptation and further socialization of children who arrived from Iraq and Syria. The ambassador expressed confidence that the religious cooperation between Russia and Iraq will develop further.
“Iraq greatly appreciates your efforts in promoting the values of moderate Islam, principles of tolerance, good neighborliness and mutual respect. I’m sure these principles will contribute to strengthening the ties between Muslims of Russia and their Iraqi fellow believers ”, said the Ambassador.

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