News ID: 302062
Published: 0251 GMT April 11, 2021

Iran, Iraq agree to cooperate on education, social affairs

Iran, Iraq agree to cooperate on education, social affairs

International Desk

Iran and Iraq on Sunday inked a joint action plan to exchange experiences in the fields of education, development and social affairs.

The agreement was signed as Iran’s Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari visited the neighboring country and held talks with Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Adel al-Rikabi.

Speaking at a joint press conference in the Iraqi capital, Shariatmadari said Tehran seeks to bolster relations and cooperation with Baghdad in all areas, IRNA reported.

“The joint action plan between the two ministries of labor… benefits the two nations,” he said.

The Iranian minister expressed hope that with the implementation of the action plan, more job opportunities would be provided for the youth of the two neighboring countries.

Rikabi described Shariatmadari’s trip to Iraq as part of efforts to boost relations and cooperation between the two ministries of labor of Iran and Iraq.

He said the agreement will last for five years and covers various areas of cooperation, including the exchange of specialized delegations and holding training courses and workshops.

 The Iraqi minister added that cooperation in improving services for the disabled, as well as education, development and social security are included in the joint action plan.

Shariatmadari arrived in Baghdad on Sunday morning for a three-day visit to discuss issues of mutual interest with Iraqi officials and sign several memoranda of understanding.





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