Minister of Foreign Affairs Discusses with His Iranian Counterpart the Bilateral Relations between Baghdad and Tehran, and Developments in the Region

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fuad Hussein, has discussed with his Iranian counterpart, Mr Hussein Amir Abdollahian, the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Tehran, means of consolidating them, and developments throughout the region and the world.

The Minister confirmed the importance of the continuation of the competent technical committees to implement the memoranda of understanding between the two countries, referring to the need for concerted diplomatic efforts to resolve problems, calling for benefiting from the holding of conferences to realise the convergence of views and adopt the meaningful dialogue; to restore security and stability to the region.

On another domain, the two sides touched upon the bilateral relations between Tehran and Riyadh which have witnessed improvements in certain areas.

The two sides confirmed the need to continue the discussions that had begun in Baghdad, and also touched upon the ongoing negotiations in Vienna and the Five Plus One countries.

On his part, the Iranian Foreign Minister extended his thanks and appreciation to the government and people of Iraq for the hospitality and decent reception of the pilgrims of Imam Hussein’s Arbaeen (peace be upon him). He also expressed his appreciation to Iraq for its efforts and constructive role in launching and following up regional dialogues in the framework of enhancing stability, security and development in the region, declaring Iran’s readiness to continue exchanging ideas on the bilateral and regional files of common interest.

At the end of the meeting, the Iranian minister shed light on the demonstrations and current events in various Iranian cities, and clarified the Iranian government’s viewpoint on them.