SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, heading a high- ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Monday evening and was welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the airport.
This is the first visit of al-Abadi to Iran after taking office as the premier.
Iraq’s Ministers of Oil, Electricity, Commerce, Water Resources as well as a member of parliament are accompanying al-Abadi in his visit to Tehran.
Iraq premier is scheduled to meet with first Vice-President Es-haq Jahangiri and a number of other senior officials on Tuesday.
On the eve of his visit to Iran, al-Abadi said that his country’s ties with Iran and other neighboring countries will be expanded in different fields.
Iraq premier office had already declared that visit of al-Abadi to Tehran and meetings with Iranian senior officials is in direction of the two sides’ efforts to help Iraq in war against terrorist group of ISIS as well as strengthening cooperation between the two countries.