• Tue / 15 September 2020 / 15:02
  • Category: Politics
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Iran, Iraq stress on need to further expand bilateral interactions

Iran, Iraq stress on need to further expand bilateral interactions

Tehran (ISNA) - Senior Advisor to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati stressed that West Asia region is under the influence of the fraternal, close, and good neighborly relations between Iran and Iraq.

Ali Akbar Velayati made the remarks during a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party, Nouri al-Maliki on Tuesday in Tehran.

On the sidelines of the meeting and among reporters, Velayati called Nouri al-Maliki as a friend who worked hard to advance the interests of the Iraqi people, and described his meeting with the Iraqi official as "very positive".

Velayati expressed hope that Iraqi politicians under the leadership of the new government led by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will be able to take great steps in solving problems of Iraq and the region.

During the meeting, both sides stressed on the need to further expand interactions between Iran and Iraq in the light of the 4,000-year-old intertwined historical relations and the many cultural commonalities between the two countries.

Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran late on Sunday for talks with the Iranian officials.

On Monday, he met with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

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