The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Pir-Hossein Kolivand and the President of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society Yassin Ahmed Abbas discussed expanding bilateral cooperation.
Iran’s Kolivand and Iraq’s Ahmed Abbas held the meeting on the sidelines of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
The construction of a hospital by the Iraqi Red Crescent Society in Baghdad, as well as providing specialist staff, dentists, and surgical teams by the Iranian Red Crescent Society were discussed during the meeting.
On December 2022, Kolivand in a meeting with the head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force (Hashd al-Shaabi) Falih al-Fayyadh said that Iran and Iraq are to bolster relations in health diplomacy.
Synergy must be increased between Iran and Iraq so that all wards of the under-construction hospital should be launched as quickly as possible, Kolivand noted.
The two countries enjoy the capacity to cooperate more in the field of health diplomacy so that the nations of Iran and Iraq come together in all areas, he further noted.