Jul 16, 2014, 4:34 PM
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Iranian ambassador felicitates new Iraqi speaker on election

Baghdad, July 16, IRNA – Iranian ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar, in a meeting with Iraq's newly-elected Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Wednesday, congratulated him on his election to the post.

Al-Jabouri, a moderate Sunni politician, secured the majority of votes of Iraqi lawmakers on Tuesday to become the country's new Parliament speaker.

Referring to abundant cultural and religious commonalties between the two countries, Al-Jabouri and the Iranian ambassador called for enhanced relations between the two neighboring nations.

The two sides also stressed the necessity for implementation of already signed agreements between Tehran and Baghdad.