TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali al-Hakim held a meeting in Tehran to discuss bilateral ties as well as the latest developments in the region and world.

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During the Saturday meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction with the current trend of ties between Iran and Iraq and called for further strengthening of the relations of the two brotherly nations in various political, economic and border areas.

The two top diplomats also exchanged views on the most significant regional issues.

Al-Hakim is among senior officials accompanying Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi during his visit to Tehran.

Heading a high-ranking political, military and economic delegation, Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Tehran on Saturday for his first official visit to the Islamic Republic since he took office.

It comes less than a month after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid a visit to Iraq with a big political and business delegation and signed several agreements with the neighboring nation.

It was Rouhani’s first official visit to Iraq during his tenure.