On the sidelines of the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement’s foreign ministers in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Iran’s top diplomat met with his Iraqi counterpart, discussing issues of mutual interest in different areas.

Iran press/ Asia: Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, during the meeting with Fuad Hussein, described Iraq’s regional role as important, saying, "Tehran-Baghdad relations are in the best shape."

He also said he was pleased that Iran and Iraq are pursuing different areas of cooperation in a proper manner.

The two sides discussed ways to improve the prospects for cooperation." Bilateral, and strategic coordination between the two countries towards regional and international issues.

The security agreement between Iran and Iraq and its complete implementation were other issues that Amir-Abdollahian raised in the meeting. The Iraqi foreign minister noted his country's seriousness about regional stability and security.

Hossein said that "the stability of relations in the region is in the interest of the two countries as well as the region," referring to "the security commitment that was recently signed between the two sides and its entry into force.".

Amir-Abdollahian and Fuad Hossein also exchanged views over the state of Iran’s gas transfer to Iraq, regional cooperation, financial exchanges, and border issues.