Iraqi FM to Visit Iran Soon

Iraqi FM to Visit Iran Soon

TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari plans to make a visit to Tehran in the near future, Ali Mousavi, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said on Monday.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Mousavi rejected reports claiming that the Iraqi prime minister is scheduled to pay a visit to Iran in the near future.

He said Zebari plans to visit Iran in the near future but the exact date of the visit has not been determined yet.

He also called Tehran-Baghdad ties as close and said, “Iran is important to Iraq and we want to expand bilateral relations in all spheres.”

Earlier, Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim met with Iranian Minister of Justice Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi in Baghdad on Saturday.

During the meeting, al-Hakim emphasized the importance of Iran’s role in the regional developments, and called for the expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties in all areas.

Pour-Mohammadi, for his part, touched upon the active presence of Iraq’s political parties in the upcoming parliamentary elections, and expressed the hope that the election would promote democracy in the country.

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