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2/8/06

Iraq calls for strengthening of ties with Tehran

Tehran, Feb 7, IRNA-Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Saad al-Hayani called for more coordination between Iranian and Iraqi foreign ministers to bolster mutual cooperation.

Al-Hayani further told Iranian foreign minister's special envoy for Iraqi affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji that his country plans to host more Iranian pilgrims to Iraqi holy sites following improvement of security conditions there.

Al-Hayani is here to follow up certain issues related to consular relations, Iranian nationals and reopening of Iraqi consulate general in Kermanshah.

Khaji for his part hoped that following establishment of a permanent government in Iraq, Tehran and Baghdad will take more concrete steps towards expansion of mutual cooperation.

He voiced concern over continued arrest and imprisonment of Iranian nationals in Iraq, calling on Iraqi officials to pay serious attention to the issue and take necessary action for their release.

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