Jan 25, 2016, 1:08 AM
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Iran, Iraq emphasize need for cooperation in war on terrorism

Baghdad, Jan 24, IRNA – Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in a meeting here on Sunday night underlined the need for cooperation between the two countries in the field of fighting terrorism.

Larijani and Al-Abadi said that Tehran and Baghdad should boost their cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism.

The Iraqi president, meantime, said that he will follow up the issue of lifting the visas for their nationals willing to exchange visits.

Larijani and Al-Abadi also discussed other issues of mutual interest.

Larijani heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Baghdad on Sunday morning to attend the Islamic Inter-parliamentary Union meeting in the Iraqi capital and delivered a speech in the meeting's morning session.

A sum of 40 Muslim countries are attending the IIPU meeting to discuss the most important issues, including law-making and current regional issues.

The IIPU meeting wrapped up on Sunday night after issuing a statement in 15 paragraphs.