Rouhani back home from Iraq

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani wrapped his three-day official visit to Iraq and arrived in Tehran late on Wednesday.

Rouhani was in Baghdad at the head of a politico-economic delegation on the invitation of the country’s officials.

His meetings with Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdelmahdi and Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi were among Rouhani’s major programs during his visit to the neighboring state.

During his trip to the country he met with religious, academic and tribal leaders in Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf.

In Najaf, he also visited and conferred with four prominent religious authorities, including Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Exploring avenues for promoting bilateral relations in the political, economic and cultural fields are among the main objectives of the Iranian president’s official visit to Iraq.