Iran’s Foreign Minister said the fact that each year, 7 million Iraqis and Iranians visit each other’s country is a sign of the two neighboring countries’ close ties.

Iran Press/Middle East: Speaking at a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the relations between the two countries, the parliamentary ties in particular.

Zarif said the fact that seven million Iranians and Iraqis visit each other’s country each year is an outstanding sign of “the proximity of the two great nations, Iran Press reported.

The Iraqi parliament speaker, for his part, referred to the two countries’ common interests and praised Iran’s role in helping the Iraqi people defeat the ISIS terrorist group.

Heading a delegation, the Iranian top diplomat arrived in Baghdad on Sunday.

Zarif's visit comes few days after his visit to India with the aim of enhancing relations with regional countries. 105


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