Iraqi Foreign Minister met with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs in Baghdad on Sunday.

Iran PressMiddle East: In this meeting, the Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein emphasized that Baghdad's relations with neighboring countries are based on common interests.

Also during this meeting, Iraqi Foreign Minister and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic affairs, Mahdi Safari discussed regional challenges.

In this meeting, the existing cases between the two countries, especially the energy issue, were also discussed.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister also emphasized that Iraq acts on the basis of common interests in its relations with neighboring countries, especially the Islamic Republic of Iran, which with its mutual relations will strengthen Iraq's national interests.

Among the Arab countries of West Asia, Iraq has the most cultural and religious affinities with Iran. 219