Iran to send political delegation to Iraq to discuss bilateral ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian political delegation will visit Iraq next month to discuss bilateral relations and also study the two countries’ common problems.

The high-ranking Iranian delegation, to be headed by First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, will travel to Baghdad in February, an Iraqi news agency reported.

Earlier this month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi in a meeting in Tehran underscored the necessity for expanding all-out bilateral ties between the two countries.

The two officials explored avenues for bolstering Iran-Iraq ties in different fields, stressing that developing bilateral relations plays an important role in improving political and economic conditions in the region.

Zarif and Abd Al-Mahdi also underlined the need for mutual and regional cooperation to fight terrorism.

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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