Iran veep arrives in Najaf

IRNA – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri who is on a three-day official visit to Iraq arrived in Najaf late Thursday.

On the second day of his visit to Iraq, he arrived in the sacred city which is home to holy shrine of First Shia Imam, Imam Ali (AS), after holding talks with Iraqi parliament speaker.

He was welcomed by governor general of Najaf. Jahangiri is also scheduled to leave Najaf for Karbala as part of his trip to the neighboring state.

Jahangiri, arrived in Iraq on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation comprising political and economic officials to help bolster bilateral ties and discuss regional developments with the country’s officials.

Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati are accompanying the First Vice-President in his visit to Iraq.