Zarif: Iran determined to realize cooperation potentials with Iraq

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister in a message hailed Iraqi prime minister’s trip to Iran, saying Iran is determined to realize cooperation potentials with Iraq.

Welcoming Iraq PM @AdilAbdAlMahd, senior ministerial & private sector delegation to Iran. Implementing accords reached during Pres. Rouhani’s historic visit to Iraq. Determined to realize full potential of political, economic & security cooperation with our friend & neighbor,’ Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday.

Iraqi prime minister arrived in Tehran at an official invitation by President Hassan Rouhani at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation on Saturday morning. He was welcomed by Zarif upon arrival at Mehrabad airport.

Earlier in a joint press conference with president Rouhani, Abdul-Mahdi said Islamic Republic of Iran has provided significant aid to Iraq in the fight against terrorism so that the country is witnessing peace and stability.

Noting that the current positive developments in Iraq benefits both the Iraqi nation and the entire region, Abdul-Mahdi said the fact that Iraq has come to this place now is due in part to supports from Iran.

Iraqi prime minister is slated to visit the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (the eighth Shia Imam) in the city of Mashad, northeastern Iran, during his visit to Iran.