Iraq Opens 3rd Consulate in Iran

A03779686.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi Consulate was inaugurated in the southwestern city of Ahwaz in Iran’s Khuzestan province at the presence of some Iraqi and Iranian officials Sunday.

It is the third Iraqi consulate after opening two other consulates in the cities of Mashhad in eastern of Iran and Kermanshah in the west of the country.

Iraqi Foreign Minister’s Assistant, Mohammad al-Haj Hammoud and a number of Iranian and Iraqi officials took part in the inauguration ceremony.

The consulate will deal with the issuance of visa and commercial affairs.

The Iraqi consul in Ahwaz, Habib al- jabbori told Alalam TV that the opening of consulates, generally , shows the advanced relations between the two countries.

Iran has four consulates in Karbala, Basra, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, he said, adding that Iraq is going to open a fourth consulate as well as the Iraqi embassy in Tehran in the near future.

In turn, Jaafar Hijazi, the governor of the Khuzestan province told Alalam,” we applaud the opening of the Iraqi consulate in Khuzestan,” stressing on the high position of the province in the industrial, and economic fields.

Hijazi declared Khuzestan’s full readiness to cooperate with the southern Iraqi governorates, hoping it would promote trade cooperation and increase the visitors of the holy sites between the two neighboring countries.

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