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H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi and Iranian Vice-President conclude the official round of talks






March  -7-2018

His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi and Iranian Vice-President have concluded the official round of talks.
His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has expressed his pride in the development of relations between the two Nations, Iraqi and Iranian countries, looking forward to expanding in the economic, commerce, tourism fields and all that serves the interests of the two Nations and the two countries.
During a joint press briefing they have held at the conclusion of the official talks; His Excellency has reiterated his welcome to the Deputy President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, and his accompanying delegation in Baghdad.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for standing with Iraq against terrorism until the victory and the liberation of our land and our cities from Daesh, which was made by the sacrifices of Iraqis.
His Excellency has confirmed that Iraq is at the forefront of the countries that fight terrorism, avoiding countries of the region from its danger, adding that we did defeat Daesh militarily and we are still fighting its terrorist's ideology.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has welcomed the contribution of Iran and its companies in the field of reconstruction, pointing out Iran's participation of two billion dollars for the reconstruction of Iraq.
His Excellency has said: "We have an opportunity to work together to establish peace, stability and to end armed conflicts in the region on the basis of cooperation, respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs".
His Excellency has reaffirmed that the talks with the Iranian side included commerce, demarcation of borders, Arab water, economic and trade cooperation and transfer of funds, moreover that there was a discussion between the two delegations and specialists to follow up and sign the documents of the meeting between the two countries.
For his part, the Iranian Vice President Mr. Jahangiri has thanked Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, stressing his country's support and standing with Iraq and its people to promote strategic cooperation between the two countries, indicating that there are common historical and geographical aspects demanding us to develop relations between our two countries, Praising the victory of Iraq on the terrorism of the Daesh and halting the conspiracies in thanks to the religious fatwa and sacrifices of Iraqis, expressing the desire to develop the level of relations in various fields in order to proceed with gas transport projects and the conclusion of agreements in the field of oil, banking relations to facilitate the work of investors, industrialists and visitors to the holy sites.

Media office of the prime minister
March -7- 2018