Iran’s ambassador, Barzani meet

IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi held talks with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Thursday.

Iran’s envoy described bilateral ties as strategic, saying that prospects for mutual cooperation are bright.

“Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s economic situation will improve in light of mutual collaboration,” he said, noting that Iran has remarkable volume of trade with Iran and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Transfer of Iran’s gas to KRG, mutual cooperation and private sector’s engagement can provide suitable opportunities for boosting relations, Masjedi said.

Barzani welcomed Iran’s viewpoints on deepening cooperation, saying, “We believe in regular contacts with Iran and are eager to promote ties in all fields.”

Appreciating Iran for its helps for fighting terrorism, he said that KRG will use all in power to step up cooperation with the country.