TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iraq’s Border Police General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim praised Iran for the security assistance it has given the Baghdad government, saying the two countries’ common borders have been quite safe during Iraq’s exhausting fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

In a Sunday meeting with Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari, General Ibrahim commended the Islamic Republic for helping Iraq in the security sphere and deploying experts for assistance.

Although most of Iraq’s security forces were engaged in the war against Daesh terrorists inside the country since the Takfiris’ invasion in 2014, there have not been any problems along common border with Iran, the Iraqi general added.

He also expressed the hope that growing stability in Iraq would allow for efforts to strengthen border security by constructing new border posts and dispatching equipment to the border areas.

In April, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hayali co-chaired the first session of the high commission on Iran-Iraq defense cooperation in Baghdad.

In July 2017, the two countries signed an agreement to promote interaction and share experiences in the fight against terrorism and extremism, work together to ensure border security, and provide each other with training and logistical, technical and military support.