Govt spox: Iran hosting Iraqi PM in context of friendly policy with neighbors

IRNA – Spokesman for the Iranian Government Ali Ali Rabiei says Iran pursues the policy of promoting cooperation with neighboring countries as part of a basic strategy in its foreign policy.

Tehran is after deepening relations with Baghdad, Rabiei said at his press briefing on Tuesday while speaking about the today visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to Iran.

The spokesman expressed hope that al-Kadhimi’s talks with top Iranian officials would be constructive and effective.

He also hoped that the visit would lead to form a framework for the future cooperation.

Al-Kadhimi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday. The Iraqi prime minister is to meet with top Iranian officials including Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Earlier, head of Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce told IRNA that al-Kadhimi’s visit will mainly focus on economic issues.