Iran, Iraq Discuss Regional Developments

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Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.

During the meeting in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, Hashemi Shahroudi and al-Abadi explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation.

The chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and the Iraqi prime minister underlined the need for resolving the regional problems, including the Syrian crisis, through diplomatic means.

Hashemi Shahroudi, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Baghdad on August 31.

In a relevant development in mid-August, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Qasim al-Araji in a meeting in Tehran signed a security agreement.

The agreement was signed between Rahmani Fazli and al-Araji to expand bilateral ties on boosting border security and control as well as safety of pilgrims.

The two sides also discussed regional developments.

The Iranian interior minister said that Tehran and Baghdad can increase their cooperation to fight terrorism and extremism in the region.

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