FM Zarif says Iran's priority is region

TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – The Iranian foreign minister has expressed his happiness with the Saturday meeting with visiting Iraqi President Barham Salih.

In tweet on Saturday afternoon, the Iranian foreign minister expressed his happiness with the meeting with visiting Iraqi President Barham Salih in Tehran, saying "delighted to host senior Iraqi delegation headed by President Barham Salih."

"Constructive exchanges on next steps to work together towards regional peace and security," Zarif also wrote, adding "strong, shared commitment to win-win in all neighborly relations."

The Iranian foreign minister finished his post with stressing "our priority is our region."

The Iraqi president arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning and held separate meetings with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, as well as the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei. Foreign Minister Zarif and President Rouhani were also present in Salih's meeting with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

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