TEHRAN (Iran News) – The spokesman for the Iranian administration described closer ties with the neighboring states as a top priority in the country’s foreign policy strategy.
Speaking at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiee pointed to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s trip to Tehran, saying, “Relations with the neighbors is one of the government’s main priorities.”
He said the Iraqi premier is visiting Iran while “the policy of ties with neighbors, as a basic strategy in Iranian foreign policy, has entered a new stage.”
Rabiee also expressed hope that Iran and Iraq would hold constructive negotiations during Prime Minister Kadhimi’s stay in Tehran in order to promote cooperation between the two neighbors and define the prospect for future cooperation.
The spokesman further pointed to the administration’s efforts to repatriate the foreign currency from the exports to the country’s economy, stressing, “Our currency income will definitely become better than today considering the oil sales.”
He finally noted that the real price of foreign currency in Iran is lower than the market price.
Prime Minister of Iraq is paying a visit to Iran with a ranking political and economic delegation before travelling to the US.
In his two-day visit, Kadhimi is scheduled to hold meetings with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, and Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews