Mar 14, 2019 04:45 UTC

President Hassan Rouhani met and conferred with top Iraqi officials during his visit to Baghdad.

Speaking in a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, President Rouhani said: "Friendly relations between the Iranian and Iraqi governments and nations have been maintained well in recent years, and are developing with the efforts of the authorities of both countries."

Meanwhile, in a meeting with President Barham Salih of Iraq on Monday, President Rouhani appreciated the hospitality of the Iraqi government to the Iranian delegation and expressed hope that the visit would further develop relations between the two countries.