Foreign Minister Meets his Iranian Counterpart in Antalya

On 17 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with Iranian Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum.
The Minister expressed his keenness and interest to support and strengthen relations between Baghdad and Tehran in a way that reflects its strategy, stressing his keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields in the coming period to achieve the common interests of the two countries and activate the memorandums of understanding agreed upon with the Iraqi government.
The two sides exchanged visions and ideas on regional and international issues of common concern. They also discussed developments in the region, the challenges it faces, and the need to support peace and stability through joint efforts.
For his part, Mr. Zarif affirmed his country’s keenness to deepen the bonds of relations between the two countries, expressing his thanks for Iraq’s stances aimed at moving towards peace and avoiding escalation in the region.