Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday in Tehran. In a joint press conference, Iranian President Rouhani expressed content about the improvement of economic ties between Tehran and Baghdad. Rouhani informed that he has discussed regional health issues under the outbreak of Covid-19 with Al-Kadhimi.
“I assure the Iraqi nation that Iran will stand beside them by supplying the required health products and medicine in the fight against the coronavirus,” the Iranian President said. President Rouhani said the Iranian and Iraqi governments have decided to raise the value of bilateral trade exchanges to $20 billion. He also paid tribute to both countries’ commanders, Lt. Gen. Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, who was martyred by the direct order of the US President in Baghdad, in January 2020. Rouhani also reiterated Iran’s readiness to ensure security and stability in Iraq. President Rouhani finally noted that the Iraqi premier’s visit to Iran will be a milestone in the relations between the two friendly and brotherly neighbors, Tasnim news reported.