Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, who paid an official visit to Iran’s capital Tehran, met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Speaking at the joint press conference held after the meeting, Raisi announced that the visa application between the two countries was lifted.
The announcement came a day after the Iraqi government announced that 60,000 Iranian pilgrims would be allowed to embark on the annual Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq, starting in two weeks.
Noting that Iraq and Iran have deep relations, the chief said that Al-Kadhimi approved the abolition of the visa between the two countries and the increase of Iran’s quota for his visit to Erbain. Emphasizing that they aim to further develop their relations with Iraq, the President of Iran stated that many more decisions were taken during the meeting with Al-Kadhimi.
Noting that many common issues that will strengthen the historical and friendly relations between the two countries were discussed at the press conference, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said, “I would like to thank everyone who stood by Iraq in its fight against the terrorist organization DAESH. Iran has stood by Iraq since the first moment of the war.”