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Shafaq News / The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, confirmed during his reception, on Sunday, the Iranian Foreign Minister, the region’s need for mutual understanding to find solutions to crises and establish regional security.
In a statement received by Shafaq News, the Presidency of the Republic said that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received today, in Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and his accompanying delegation, indicating that Saleh affirmed during the meeting “the depth of historical ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
The statement quoted Saleh as affirming “the necessity of expanding the horizons of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all fields,” stressing “Iraq’s keenness to be a factor of stability and a center for converging the common interests of the countries of the region in a manner that establishes peace and regional security.”
The Iraqi president pointed out that “the region needs to build balanced relations, mutual understanding, coordination and a clear vision to reach radical solutions to crises and tensions through relying on constructive and frank dialogue between all international parties.”
Saleh stressed that “Iraq attaches importance to protecting its sovereignty, security and stability and cooperates with allies and friends in the framework of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs, praising the positions of the Islamic Republic and its support for Iraq, especially in the area of combating terrorism and confronting ISIS gangs.”
The President of the Republic and the Foreign Minister conveyed his greetings and wishes to President Hassan Rouhani and his wishes for the Iranian people with further development, progress and stability, according to the statement, which indicated Zarif conveying the greetings of President Rouhani and the Iranian leadership to the Iraqi president and their wishes for the Iraqi people with more prosperity and prosperity.
The Foreign Minister also expressed his country’s desire to expand the horizons of bilateral cooperation and coordination, and its support for Iraq in various levels, pointing out the importance of strengthening relations between the countries of the region in order to support stability and continue to combat terrorism.
During the meeting, according to the statement, the latest political developments at the regional and international levels and ways of enhancing opportunities for peace and stability were discussed.
Zarif arrived Sunday morning at the head of a political delegation in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to hold talks with senior Iraqi officials.
Zarif will also visit the Kurdistan Region and meet with the senior officials. They are the Kurdish leader, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.