TEHRAN,Â (ISNA)-Iranâ€™s president deputy in administrative affairs Ali Saeedlou met with the premier of the Iraqisâ€™ Kurdish regional government Nechirvan Barzani in Tehran.
Saeedlou who is the chief of Iran, Iraq economic expansion staff pointing to historical and cultural relations of the two neighbors said â€œtoday the atmosphere is more appropriate for strengthening ties between the nations.â€
â€œTodayâ€™s Iraqi officials and in particular Kurdish officials are Iranâ€™s friends who have had good ties with our nation and government since years ago,â€ he noted.
He then emphasized that cooperation and unity among Iraqi parties is a good ground for the countryâ€™s progress and continued increasing trade between the two countries leads to further political, economic and cultural exchanges.
Barzani on his part said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been a â€œfriend and supporter of Iraqis and Kurds in difficulties and when all the doors were closed to us.â€
He continued that Iraqis expect Iran to continue its supports.
He also noted that there are high capacities in Iraqâ€™s Kurdistan for investment and trading.