The President Receives the Iranian Foreign Minister


President Barham Salih received the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the accompanying delegation in Baghdad on Saturday evening, May 25, 2019.
His Excellency asserted Iraq's keenness to strengthen ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country’s pursuit to enhance relations with the Islamic neighborhood and the Arab depth.
The President stressed that Iraq seeks to be a converging spot for the brotherly and friendly countries as well as a stabilizing factor in the region in order to build balanced ties with all countries, notably the neighboring ones in accordance to common interests.
For his part, Minister Zarif expressed his country's desire to expand the horizons of bilateral cooperation and coordination between the two countries. 
He reiterated Iran's supportive stance for Iraq at various levels.
During the meeting, they discussed the latest political developments at the regional and international levels, and the necessity to prevent war and escalation as well as to rely on calmness and adopt constructive dialogue so as to consolidate the foundations of peace in the region in addition to the importance of exerting joint efforts to spare the region the damage sanctions and reach political solutions to the current crises.
The Iranian Minister presented an invitation from President Rouhani to President Barham Salih to visit Tehran to follow up the common dossiers. 


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