Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has traveled to neighboring Iraq for talks on various issues, including ways to boost defense cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the Arab country.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Brigadier General Hatami arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to attend a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart about the prospect of developing the defense ties between the two countries.
Speaking to reporters upon his arrival, the defense minister said numerous topics, including the latest developments in the region, would be raised in his talks with Iraqi officials.
Hatami added that one of the trip’s main objectives is to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.
In December 2014, Iraq’s then defense minister Khalid al-Obeidi paid a visit to Iran and signed a defense cooperation agreement with the Islamic Republic.
Iraq has been facing the threat of terrorism in recent years, mainly posed by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.
Amid tensions in Iraq, Iran has been known as the first country to help the Arab nation and has always voiced support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and prosperity.