Iraqi oil minister meets with Iranian FM

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – In a Monday meeting between Iraqi Oil Minister and Iranian FM, the two sides discussed ways to boost bilateral relations.

Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi arrived in Tehran on Monday January 12 to hold a meeting with Mohammad Javad Zarif on reviewing the latest state of bilateral ties and stressing the use of high bilateral and multilateral cooperation capacities to boost the region’s economic and political situation.

While highlighting the significance of cooperation on counterterrorism, the two officials called on more regional coordination in finding strategies to combat terrorism.

Other issues of interests including the latest update on Iran’s nuclear negotiations were also touched upon during this meeting.

Al-Mahdi was also planned to hold talks with other Iranian officials on a range of issues, including the development of joint oilfields, the exports of Iranian gas to Iraq, and the trade of oil products between the two countries.

Iran shares Azadegan, Yaran, Naftshahr, Azar and Karkheh oilfields with Iraq.

In Dec. 2014, Iran and Iraq’s defense ministers signed a defense memorandum of understanding in Tehran with the aim of preserving the integrity and security of Iraq.

In Jan. 2014, Iraqi deputy health minister for international affairs and Iran’s IBTO extended their cooperation MoU on blood transfusion for further two years.

 

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