BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (Bernama) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated his country’s support for Iraq, Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
“Fighting terrorism calls for the collective efforts of all countries and Iran will always stay by the Iraqi people,” he told reporters after arriving in Baghdad on Sunday.
“Terrorism is a common threat to all regional nations, not an ethnic or religious dispute,” he said.
Zarif is on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari.
He said supporting the process of democracy, territorial integrity and national sovereignty was of prime importance to Iran.
Zarif stressed Iran’s continual support for lawful administrations in Iraq and expressed satisfaction at the election of the country’s president, prime minister and parliament speaker in July.
In Baghdad, the Iranian minister will hold talks with Zebari on regional developments, the 1975 Algiers Agreement and matters of mutual concern.
He is scheduled to meet with new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to congratulate him on his new appointment.