Iraqi PM arrives in Iran

Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA – Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran Wednesday morning.

Upon arrival, al-Maliki was warmly welcomed by Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

This is the first visit to Iran of the Iraqi prime minister following the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani.

Maliki is due to hold separate meetings with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Rouhani, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.



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