Iran 1st Vice-President officially welcomed in Baghdad

IRNA – Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri was officially welcomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday.

According to a statement released by Iraqi PM Office, both sides started holding talks on developing ties.

Jahangiri is heading a high-ranking delegation comprised of political and economic officials in his three-day visit.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari, as well as the Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati are accompanying the First Vice-President.

Jahangiri is also scheduled to meet Iraq’s President Fuad Masum and the speaker of Iraqi parliament Salim al-Jabouri.

The meetings will focus on the latest regional and international developments, as well as solutions for bilateral cooperation.

Visiting the holy shrines in Karbala, Najaf and Kadhimiya are also among Jahangiri’s itinerary.

Both sides are also supposed to sign a comprehensive MoU, including 10 clauses.