Dec 27, 2017, 12:42 PM
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Iran, Iraq stress provincial ties

Najaf, Dec 27, IRNA – Iranian new consul general and governor of Najaf Province stressed expansion of provincial ties between Iranian and Iraqi provinces on Wednesday.

Hamid Makarem thanked Luay al-Yassiry for hosting Arbaeen religious procession that takes place in Iraq every year.

Arbaeen, an Arabic word meaning the 40th, is a mourning ceremony held 40 days after Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad's grandson, and his 72 followers, including 18 of family members and close relatives, were brutally martyred in Karbala, Iraq, on Ashura (the 10th day of the first month of the Arabic year), by the army of the second Umayyad caliph, Yazid ibn Muawiyah, in AD 680.

The meeting also dealt with some mutual issues, such as direct flights.

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