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Iran, Iraq examine repatriation of Iraqi migrants

Tehran, July 16, IRN-Iraqi Migration and Displacement Minister Suhaila Jaafar and Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) Ahmad Hosseini in a meeting in Tehran on Saturday discussed the issue of Iraqi migrants in Iran and ways of their repatriation.

A report released by the Interior Ministry's BAFIA said that during the meeting, the difficulties facing Iraqi migrants residing in Iran such as the procedure of their arrival in and departure from the country, issuing of certificates of birth, marriage and residence for them were discussed and the necessary agreements were reached to the effect.

Meanwhile, at the proposal of Hosseini, the status of the Iraqis married to Iranian ladies who have returned to their country was examined and suggestions were made for the legal registration of their marriage.

According to the report, the latest figure of Iraqi migrants residing in Iran was put at 100,000.

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