Iran’s First Vice-President arrives in Baghdad

IRNA – Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to talk with senior officials and visit holy shrines in the country.

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 scheduled to meet Iraq’s President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi 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.