Boroujerdi, Ammar Hakim discuss expansion of Iran-Iraq ties

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Ammar Hakim met in Baghdad on Sunday.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the issue of Iraq, the region and expansion of relations between Iran and Iraq. They also discussed countering terrorism and the situation after the destruction of ISIL terrorist group.

Boroujerdi described as important and strategic the relations between the two countries and added, "it is necessary to increase and facilitate economic relations and trade exchange between the two sides."

Heading a parliamentary delegation, Boroujerdi has traveled to Iraq to attend the two-day Baghdad Dialogue Conference that kicked off on Saturday to outline post-ISIL scenarios with a focus on “Iraq's security, a multi-party political system, reconstruction and regional stability.”

He also met with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Sunday and discussed regional issues and the future of Iraq after the defeat of ISIL terrorists.

He will hold talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the sidelines of the conference.

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