Iranian, Iraqi Judiciary Chiefs meet in Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and his Iraqi counterpart Medhat Al-Mahmoud held a meeting in Tehran on Sunday.

The two Judiciary officials discussed relations between the two countries and other issues of mutual interest in their today meeting.

During his four-day visit to Iran, Al-Mahmoud is scheduled to confer with other high ranking officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, as well.

In mid-April, Iranian Justice Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi and his Iraqi counterpart Hassan al-Shammari in a meeting in Baghdad explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation.

Pour Mohammadi pointed to the current Iran-Iraq judicial relations, and said, “The two countries should expand judicial cooperation, organize cross-border travel, tackle illegal entries and determine the fate of detainees.”

Al-Shammari, for his part, hailed Iran’s determination to support the Iraqi stability and security as well as the democratic process.

During the meeting, the Iranian and Iraqi justice ministers signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) on extradition of prisoners.

According to the agreement, the Iranian and Iraqi justice ministries will set up a joint committee at the earliest to examine the situation of the prisoners and prepare the ground for their extradition.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.

By Fars News Agency


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