Iranian, Iraqi FM discuss latest development on phone

Tehran (IP) - In a telephone conversation between the Iranian Foreign Minister and his Iraqi counterpart, the two sides discussed the expansion of bilateral relations and the latest developments in the region.

Iran PressIran News: In the conversation, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's top diplomat thanked Iraqi authorities for their efforts to facilitate the Iranian Hajj pilgrims' affairs and called on the Iraqi government to follow up on the remaining issues of Hajj.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, announced Iraq's assistance in pursuing the remaining issues related to this year's Hajj pilgrimage.

He stressed the Iraqi government's readiness to prepare the ground for the start of political talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.

Fuad Hussein also expressed hope that the talks would lead to positive developments and the resumption of relations between the two important countries in the region.

In a separate conversation via phone, Amir-Abdollahian called the head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Seyyed Sadeq Hosseini, and talked about the latest situation of Iranian pilgrims and provided the necessary instructions.

The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization expressed satisfaction with the Iranian pilgrims' situation and the related affairs and services provided to pilgrims.

He pointed out, "In the process of the arrival of Iranian pilgrims to Jeddah and Medina airports, as well as their accommodation and performance of Hajj rituals, the necessary cooperation with the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been made by the relevant executive agents of Hajj affairs in Saudi Arabia up to this moment."

Hosseini said that all the pilgrims from our country are doing well and emphasized that none of the Iranian pilgrims has faced any problems so far.

Amirabdollahian also elaborated on his consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, Fuad Hossein (Iraq is the coordinator of Hajj affairs between Iran and Saudi Arabia), to facilitate the journey of the dear pilgrims of Islamic Iran to the Land of Revelation. The foreign minister expressed hope that this year's Hajj will be held successfully and will lead to full satisfaction of pilgrims from Islamic countries, including Iranian pilgrims.

In the phone call, Amirabdollahian informed the head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization of the latest Iraqi-Saudi talks and the forwarding political relations between Tehran and Riyadh.


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