Iraqi Premier to Visit Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi plans to pay a visit to Tehran, an advisor to al-Abadi said.
Amer al-Khazaei told the Tasnim News Agency that al-Abadi will arrive in Tehran in a few days for talks with high-ranking Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.
The Iraqi premier will be leading a senior political and economic delegation to Tehran, al-Khazaei noted.
He added that it will be al-Abadi’s second visit to Iran since he took office in September.
During a meeting with Iran’s president on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last month, Haider al-Abadi described terrorism as a threat to all countries and praised Iran’s assistance to Iraq against the advance of terrorists in the country.
He also underlined that Baghdad attaches importance to the expansion of ties with Tehran.