Iraqi defense minister to hold talks with Shamkhani

IRNA – Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali is scheduled to meet with Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on the latest regional developments and defense ties.

According to Supreme National Security Council secretariat the meeting aims at bolstering defense relations between Iran and Iraq.

Establishing bilateral cooperation to confront security threats of Takfiri terrorism and developing cooperation with post-Daesh Iraq are among topics which are supposed to be discussed in the meeting.

Al-Hiyali has been invited by Iran Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.

The trip aims at developing defense cooperation between Iran and Iraq.

Iraqi minister is scheduled to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart and Iranian senior politico-defense officials.

Both sides are also supposed to ink defense MoU.