Leader receives Iraqi PM

Leader receives Iraqi PM

IRNA — Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday received visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation.

First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Tuesday officially welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at Saadabad Cultural and Historical Complex.

Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said on Monday that the upcoming visit by Haider al-Abadi to Tehran will help broaden economic relations between the two countries.

Speaking to IRNA, Masjedi said the upcoming regional tour of the Iraqi premier will take him to three countries in the region, and it will open a new chapter in expansion of economic cooperation with Iran.

The Iraqi prime minister will confer with Iran’s high-ranking officials on issues of mutual interest and regional developments as well, he said.

Iraqi premier kicked off his regional tour on Monday and on the first leg of his trip he went to Saudi Arabia and on the second leg he has come to Iran while he will visit Kuwait in the last and third leg of his regional tours.