Iran envoy meets Iraqi finance minister

TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Mohammad Kazem Al Sadeq on Monday met Iraqi Finance Minister Taif Sami to discuss ways to develop ties between Tehran and Baghdad. 

The meeting took place at the Iraqi finance ministry.

“At the beginning of the meeting, Mrs. Taif Sami welcomed the ambassador, indicating the depth of the close bilateral relations that bind Iraq and Iran,” the Iraqi finance ministry said in a statement. 

Sami also explained the Iraqi government’s keenness to support and develop the relations to include various fields, especially with regard to financial and economic affairs, according to the statement. 

Minister Taif also appreciated the various tireless efforts aimed at enhancing communication and joint coordination between Iraq and the Islamic Republic, which would develop bilateral relations and open new horizons of cooperation between the two sides, the statement added. 

For his part, Ambassador Al Sadeq praised the efforts and interest of the Minister of Finance towards strengthening the bonds of friendship between the two sides, wishing to continue cooperation and partnership at all levels and areas for the interest of the two neighboring peoples, the statement concluded. 

In December, Al Sadeq met with Iraqi Interior Minister Abdul Amir al-Shemmari and Iraqi Planning Minister Mohammad Ali Tamim.

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