Iranian Diplomat, Iraq’s Ammar Hakim Meet in Baghdad

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held talks with Ammar al-Hakim, the Leader of Iraq’s National Alliance and a majority leader in the Arab country’s Parliament.

Jaberi Ansari and Hakim, the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), met on Monday in Baghdad.

During their working breakfast, which was also attended by a number of Iraqi officials as well as lawmakers from the ISCI, the two sides discussed a range of regional developments as well as Iraq’s issues.

Jaberi Ansari is on a two-day visit to the neighbouring country aimed at meeting with top Iraqi officials and attending a new round of Iran-Iraq Joint Political Committee.

Earlier, he also held talks with a number of high-ranking Iraqi officials including Fuad Masum, the Iraqi President.

During his meeting with Masum, Jaberi Ansari extended the Iranian president’s warm regards and invited him to take part in President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony, which is planned to be held in Tehran in two weeks.

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