The Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi and his accompanying delegation met on Wednesday with the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Mohammad Baqir Qalibaf.
The meeting discussed strengthening relations between Baghdad and Tehran and enhancing cooperation in all fields at the level of the commercial, cultural, tourism, religious, environmental and transport sectors in a manner that achieves the interests of the two neighboring countries, as well as discussing the activation of parliamentary diplomacy to resolve crises and coordinate parliamentary cooperation at the bilateral level in Asian, Islamic and international parliamentary forums.
During the meeting, His Excellency stressed the importance of dialogue to solve the problems of the region and to look forward to better relations that will reflect on peoples and keep the danger of wars away from countries, stressing that preserving sovereignty, good neighborliness and protecting the rights of citizens are the principles that must be fixed in relations, pointing to the importance of ending the problems of the nuclear file, and the sanctions file, and that Iran’s stability is important to the stability of Iraq and the region.
For his part, Qalibaf stressed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s keenness to develop its relationship with Iraq and close cooperation in all fields, expressing his hope for an agreement between the political forces to form a government based on the requirements of the Iraqi people, noting that his country supports a strong and stable Iraq because Iraq’s stability is important to the region.
Of the Parl. Speaker
Apr 27, 2022