Iraqi President meets Iranian Foreign Minister

AA / Istanbul

Iraqi President Barham Salih and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday discussed the development of bilateral relations and economic cooperation between the two countries.

This is what emerges from the meeting held Salih and Abdollahian at his residence in New York, on the sidelines of the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, according to a statement from the Iraqi presidency.

“The meeting focused on bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them in various fields, consolidate economic and trade cooperation and activate the agreements reached between the two parties,” the statement said.

In this context, the Iraqi president declared: “Iraq seeks stability and peace in the region, and wants it to be a place of convergence of the interests of the peoples to be able to face the challenges of life namely terrorism, health conditions and climate change (environmental issues) “, according to the press release.

Moreover, he stressed that “the stability and security of Iraq and the guarantee of its sovereignty are essential elements for the stability of the region”.

For his part, Abdollahian affirmed his country’s support for the security and stability of Iraq, and its aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations, economic and trade cooperation, according to the same press release.

He thus praised the “diplomatic efforts led by Iraq to calm regional tensions”.

Note that the annual high-level meetings of the 76th session of its General Assembly began at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, with the participation of more than 110 Heads of State and Government of Member States (193 countries), where issues related to climate change, the pandemic and Afghanistan were on the agenda.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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