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Iran, Iraq Ink 7 Cooperation Agreements

Politics - High-ranking Iranian and Iraqi officials signed seven memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in Iraq, as part of efforts to boost mutual cooperation between the two neighboring countries in a whole range of areas.

The documents were signed during a Monday meeting between visiting Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The agreements feature Tehran-Baghdad economic cooperation in different fields, including road and air transportation, tourism, geology, mineral resources, joint exhibitions, as well as animal health and veterinary.

They also include the memorandum of understanding signed during the third meeting of Iran-Iraq High Joint Commission.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, comprised of 5 ministers and 2 vice presidents, Jahangiri started a three-day tour of Iraq on Monday at the invitation of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

During his stay in Iraq, Jahangiri is also planned to hold meetings with Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, and the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim.

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