Iraqi PM arrives in Iran for talks on enhancing ties

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-06 23:03:14|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TEHRAN, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived in Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday to discuss ties with the Iranian officials on bilateral ties, official IRNA news agency reported.

The travel by Abdul Mahdi is his first official visit to Tehran after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraqi capital Baghdad last month.

During his two-day stay in Tehran, the Iraqi premier will meet President Rouhani, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

During Rouhani's visit to Baghdad on March 11, both sides inked a number of memorandums of understanding for expansion of cooperation in transportation, energy and consulate affairs.

The constant contacts between the two neighbors come amidst the U.S. pressures on Iraq to stop energy imports from Iran.

Iraq's President Barham Salih has said that his country will not be part of the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic.

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