World Bulletin / News Desk
The Iraqi prime minister to arrive in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.
Al-Abadi will meet Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and other senior officials during the trip. They aim to discuss oil, electricity, economy and commerce.
Al-Abadi's visit to Iran is assessed as to be crucially important, given Tehran's major role in regional developments, specially in Iraq's war on ISIL group, Fars News Agency reported.
The Iraqi prime minister's visit to Iran was followed by exchange of visits by the two countries' senior officials, including Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan and Jahangiri as well as Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and President Fouad Massoum.
The Iraqi prime minister on several occasions has appreciated Iran's constructive role in Iraq's present sensitive situation.
In March, Abadi in a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the necessity for the further deepening of relations and cooperation with Tehran in all fields.
During the phone conversation, Abadi also presented a report on the latest situation of the Iraqi nation's fight against terrorism in different parts of the country, and appreciated Tehran for its supports in this regard.
President Rouhani, for his part, described fighting against terrorism as a vital necessity for all countries, specially in the region.
"All should cooperate to uproot terrorism in every part of the world and establish sustainable tranquility for the nations," he added.
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