BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian-owned “Red Wings Airline” announced on Monday that they have been given approval from the Iraqi Transport Ministry to begin regular flights from Baghdad to Moscow, RIA Novosti reported this afternoon.

“The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in the Russian Federation informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation that the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Iraq does not object to the Russian-owned Red Wings Airlines conducting one flight per week from Moscow to Baghdad,” the report claimed.

Previously, in mid-September 2017, Iraqi Airways made its first flight from Baghdad to Moscow in 13 years.

Furthermore, Iraq and Russia have recently bolstered their military ties, with Baghdad’s purchase of the T-90 tanks.

This new agreement should increase tourism between the two countries, as the Iraqi government has cleared almost all of the country from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization.

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