Iran | Al-Kadhimi Concludes his Visit to Iran, Returns to Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi concluded his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran and returned to the homeland.

Al-Kadhimi headed Yesterday, Sunday, to Iran on an official visit at the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Al-Kadhimi said in a statement before departure that “the visit aims to strengthen bilateral relations, open up prospects for cooperation in various fields, and focus on the depth of the relation between the two friendly countries.”

Later, Al-Kadhimi said in a press conference held with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi in Tehran “I thank Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi for the warm reception and hospitality, and we visited Iran to congratulate the Iranian president on his assumption of the presidency of the Islamic Republic,” noting “we discussed today a set of bilateral files between the both”.

He said that “this visit is the second to Iran during the year which demonstrates the importance of these relations,” explaining that “We discussed some of the files to achieve more cooperation in the mutual files, that includes strengthening fraternal relations , historic ties and transforming fruitful partnerships at all levels to serve in the interest of the people.”

Al-Kadhimi added that “the Iraqi-Iranian relations and borders are 1,460 km geographically, but our relationship represents more than geography,” noting that “there is a historical, moral, political and cultural basis, and this relationship has a long history of commonalities.”

The prime minister confirmed “Discussing joint economic files and strategic projects related to the Shalamjeh-Basra railway, as well as discussing increasing trade exchange to serve the interests of the both peoples.”

Al-Kadhimi pointed out that “Iraqi people are progressing in perpetuating the concept of democracy and national sovereignty and building the best relations with neighboring countries.”

He further expressed his thanks to “everyone who stood with Iraq in its war against Daesh terrorist gangs,” noting that “Iran stood with Iraq from the first moment to fight Daesh”.


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