TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
News ID: 76160
Publish Date: 13March 2019 - 12:15
Before the meeting, Rouhani had visited the holy shrine of the first Shiite imam, Imam Ali (AS), after arriving in Najaf.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on Monday at the official invitation of the Iraqi government. It is the Iranian president’s first official visit to Iraq during his tenure.
Rouhani has held meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohamed al-Halbousi, and many other prominent figures.
In a joint statement on Tuesday, Tehran and Baghdad reaffirmed their commitment to enhance bilateral relations in all fields of mutual interest.