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Ahmadinejad: No limit for Tehran-Baghdad cooperation expansion

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Friday that Tehran considers no limit for expansion of cooperation with Baghdad.

Addressing Iranian and Iraqi senior officials’ consultation meeting, which started immediately after official welcoming of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, President Ahmadinejad said, “Today, Iraqi nation takes important steps one after another for guaranteeing security and progress.”

He said expansion of cooperation among regional states in different sectors, economic domain in particular, is of prime importance regarding ongoing global conditions.

“Quadrilateral cooperation among Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria is of extreme significance and basic pillar of sustainable security and promotion of fraternity,” added Ahmadinejad.

The Iranian and Iraqi presidents in the meeting underlined all-out expansion of mutual cooperation and relations, saying there are proper grounds available for cooperation in the fields of politics, culture, military, security, higher education, energy, commerce, housing and transportation.

Talabani said political, security, military and cultural relations and cooperation between Iran and Iraq should be upgraded to the highest possible level.

“There is no impediment on the way of expansion of bilateral ties,” said Talabani, adding that there are facilities and potential for maximum expansion of Tehran-Baghdad relations in line with interests of their nations.

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