Baghdad (IP) - The Iraqi Foreign Minister described his country's relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran as strong.

Iran PressIran news:  Among the Arab countries of West Asia, Iraq has the most cultural and religious affinities with Iran.

Having the longest border among the neighbors (about 1258 km land border and 351 km water border), racial, historical, and linguistic ties, religious commonalities, and the existence of threats and the common security and economic interests are considered important points in Iran-Iraq relations.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, in an interview with the Bahraini newspaper Al-Watan, in response to the question of how relations between Iraq and Iran can affect the nature of relations with Bahrain and other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, said: "Our relations with neighboring Iran are strong."

Fuad Hussein stated that "we are working to restore relations between Iran and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, and this is in the interest of Iraq."

The Iraqi Foreign Minister added that collective security in the region has a positive reflection on the security situation inside Iraq, adding: "We are working to restore relations between neighboring countries to ensure the security of the region."

Fuad Hossein emphasized that the stability of the region creates a stable security situation.


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