Iran, Iraq call for boost of comprehensive cooperation

Iranian president and the visiting Iraqi prime minister on Sunday called for further boost of bilateral cooperation in a series of areas.

"The relations between the Islamic Republic and our friendly and brotherly country Iraq are at a very good level in the political, economic and cultural fields, and we think that these relations can be further expanded," Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said at the joint press conference with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Tehran.

Raisi also noted that both countries stressed acceleration of building railway corridor between Iran's Shalamcheh and Iraq's Basra.

Al-Kadhimi stated that "we discussed a series of cases related to the development of bilateral relations today, and we are determined to expand the level of our relations as much as possible in line with the interests of the two nations."

Both sides exchanged views on the increase of trade volume between the two countries, he said.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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