Iraqi preident: Strengthening Iran-Iraq ties in interest of region

Baghdad, Jan 11, IRNA – Iraqi President Salih Barham on Thursday reiterated that promoting Tehran-Baghdad relations will benefit regional security and stability.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh in Baghdad late on Thursday.

During the meeting also attended by Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi, the two sides also discussed ways of boosting bilateral ties in different fields, particularly oil and gas sector.

Zangeneh expressed pleasure over the level and quality of ties in various arenas and voiced Iran’s readiness for enhancing them.

Zangeneh left Baghdad for Tehran after a day-long official visit to the neighboring state.

Zangeneh arrived in Baghdad on Thursday morning at the head of a delegation and was welcomed by Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban.

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