Jul 26, 2014, 6:24 AM
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Iraq's new president calls for deeper relations with Iran

Baghdad, July 26, IRNA – Iraqi new president Fouad Massoum, in a meeting with Iran's ambassador to Baghdad on Friday, called for deepening mutual ties between the two countries in the new era and said that in this concern he would do his best.

Iran's Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaei-fard met with the new president as the first foreign ambassador in the country on Friday evening and felicitated Fouad Massoum on his election as president of Iraq.

In the meeting, President Massoum referred to good current relations between the two countries and said that our good past relations, especially during the fight against Saddam's regime will never be forgotten.

He also appreciated Iran's support for Iraq political process.

The two sides considered ways to develop mutual relations and underlined that development of ties is among priorities of both countries.

Fouad Massoum was elected as Iraq new president last Thursday by members of parliament for four years.

He is one of the leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan Patriotic Union, under leadership of Jalal Talibani, who has good relations with Iraq political trends.