Iraqi Foreign Minister in Tehran for High-Level Talks

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein arrives in Tehran on Sep. 26, 2020

The Iraqi foreign minister arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Saturday, September 26, 2020, for an official visit.

During the two-day trip, Fuad Hussein will meet with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other Iranian officials.

The Iraqi foreign minister’s visit to Iran comes in response to his Iranian counterpart’s recent trip to Baghdad.

In his July trip to the Iraqi capital, Zarif held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, Judiciary chief Fayek Zidan, Foreign Minister Hussein, President Barham Salih, Fatah Alliance chief Hadi al-Amiri, and National Wisdom Movement chief Ammar al-Hakim.

He also paid tribute to assassinated commanders of the anti-terrorism fight in Iraq.
Zarif later visited Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, and held two rounds of plenary and private meetings with Nechirvan Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

He also held talks with Masrour Barzani, the prime minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, and Masoud Barzani, the former President of the Kurdistan Region and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).

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