News ID: 281347
Published: 0812 GMT March 03, 2021

Iran, Iraq draft security agreement

Iran, Iraq draft security agreement

Tehran and Baghdad have drafted a security agreement to be later signed by the Iranian and Iraqi interior ministers, said Iran’s deputy foreign minister on Wednesday.

Hossien Zolfaqari made the announcement in a joint press conference with the High Counselor of Iraqi Interior Minister Abdulhalim Fahim al-Farhoud, IRNA reported.

According to Zolfaqari, Iran hosted a high-ranking Iraqi delegation this week that discussed promotion of bilateral cooperation and sharing information on issues related to security, border cooperation, fight against terrorism and organized crimes as well as drug trafficking, and also facilitating travels of the two countries citizens.

He also said that an agreement was drafted to be signed in a future meeting between interior ministers of Iran and Iraq.

Zolfaqari highlighted ‘very good cooperation’ between officials from the two countries on different areas, including Arbaeen ritual which is widely commemorated by millions of Iranians traveling to Iraq during the occasion.

Although terrorism has been defeated, Iran and Iraq have still close cooperation to fight terrorism in various fields, including intelligence, education, border control, and experience exchange.

High Counselor of Iraq’s Interior Minister, for his part, said that he and his entourage had several meetings with Iranian counterparts and good conversations had been made on issues of mutual interest.

He also said that the Iraqi delegation visited a number of factories of Iran’s defense industry to get familiar with their latest achievements. He added that Iraq would use products of Iran’s defense industry to meet its defense demands.

Resource: IRNA
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