Iran, Iraq discuss latest regional developments

IRNA – Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Head of the National Wisdom Movement of Iraq Ammar Hakim reviewed ways to develop bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region.

Araqchi is in Iraq to take part in the Iran-Iraq joint political commission meeting which is to be co-chaired by Araqchi and his Iraqi counterpart Nazar Al-Khairullah.

Earlier, Araqchi and the Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in a meeting discussed bilateral ties and the joint cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad.

According to Iraqi Prime Minister Office, during the meeting both sides discussed details of the upcoming trip by Iran President Hassan Rouhani to Iraq.

They also underlined the importance of signing an MoU in line with both countries’ interests.

Abdul-Mahdi hailed reinforcement of relations between the two countries and extended hope for the mutual meetings to be a turning point in developing bilateral relations.

In the meantime, Araqchi expressed hope that President Rouhani’s upcoming trip to Iraq will bring about development in economic ties.