Iran, Iraq Foreign Ministers hold talks
Iran, Iraq Foreign Ministers hold talks
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his visiting counterpart Fuad Hussein, held their first round of talks in Tehran on Wednesday.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Iraqi foreign minister arrived in the Iranian capital earlier today for discussions over issues of mutual interest.

In addition to the meeting with Zarif, Hussein is also scheduled to meet with some other top-ranking Iranian officials.

The visit to Tehran by the Iraqi foreign minister is taking place a day after the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, wound up her two-day visit to Tehran.

Hussein visited Tehran last September when he said carried a message of Iraqi prime minister to President Rouhani.

Foreign Minister Hossein paid an unannounced visit to Tehran on September 28, 2020. Previously, Mustafa al-Kazemi, the Iraqi prime minister, traveled to Tehran to negotiate with Iranian officials over the relations between the two countries.

The Iraqi foreign minister’s visit to Tehran will take place as Jeanine Antoinette Hennis-Plasschaert, the UN Special Representative for Iraq, visited Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit, according to a statement from the UN Office in Iraq. Hennis-Plasschaert held talks with Iranian officials on regional issues as part of efforts to support Iraq’s stability.

The statement said that Hennis-Plasschaert had previously visited some countries, including Iran, to strengthen the mission of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) under Security Council Resolution 2522, which facilitates dialogue.

In a meeting with Hennis-Plasschaert, Ali Akbar Velayati, an advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on international affairs, said Iran is ready to assist Iraq while stressing that the next parliamentary election in Iraq would be “very determining.”

  • source : IRNA