Ayatollah Ali Khamenei & Haider Al Abadi

Supreme Leader receives visiting Iraqi PM

IRNA – Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Heidar al-Abadi in Tehran on Thursday.

First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri officially welcomed al-Abadi at Saadabad Cultural and Historical Complex in Tehran on Thursday.

Al-Abadi, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran late Wednesday.

Upon his arrival at Mehrabad airport, Al-Abadi was warmly welcomed by Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari.

On Wednesday, the Office of al-Abadi in a statement announced that the Iraqi PM headed for visits to Turkey and Iran, completing a regional tour that included Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt.

The visit is aimed at reinforcing Iraq’s cooperation with the regional countries, the statement reads.