Iran continues counter-terrorism cooperation with Iraq: Pres Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday that Tehran continues border cooperation with Baghdad especially in the fight against terrorism and drug smuggling.

In a joint press conference with his Iraqi guest Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi here on Saturday, the President highlighted the importance of the issue of security for both countries.

Abdul-Mahdi arrived in the Iranian capital this morning.

Referring to his recent visit to Baghdad, he appreciated Iraqi hospitality. 

On Tehran-Baghdad ties, the Iranian president said the two enjoy deep historical relations and the neighboring countries have witnessed growing cooperation in history.

About his meeting with Iraqi premier, President Rouhani said it focused on implementation of the mutual agreements reached between the two during the March trip to Iraq.

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