TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and Iraqi Agriculture Minister Karim al-Khafaji in a meeting in Baghdad have underlined the need to broaden mutual cooperation in the agricultural field.
During the meeting in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, Masjedi and al-Khafaji explored avenues for bolstering and rinvigorating bilateral relations in different economic fields, specially in the field of agriculture.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed a variety of issues between the two neighboring countries.
They also reviewed methods of enhancing cooperation in agriculture, as well as al-Khafaji’s trip to Iran and presence of Iraqi economic missions in Isfahan’s poultry and livestock exhibition in the future.
Masjedi also on Sunday pointed out Iraq’s geographical situation, saying that it can replace other countries for transiting goods to Iran.
“Tehran and Baghdad share many commonalities for cooperation,” Masjedi said, adding that Iraq can act as one of the largest transit destinations in the region and a bridge between the West and the East.
He noted that Iraq can connect to China via Iran’s railways.
The envoy emphasized that presently the 1,600 kilometers of common borders between Iran and Iraq are quite secure.