The First Vice President of Iran Es’hagh Jahangiri has said that Arbaeen procession has opened the door for friendly relations between Iran and Iraq.
Es’hagh Jahangiri made the remarks on a visit to Iraq to attend Arbaeen ceremony and in a meeting with Jawad Louay al-Yasseri, Najaf’s provincial governor, on Tuesday, during which he expressed appreciation to Iraq for hosting 2 million Iranian pilgrims.
In the meeting, Jahangiri congratulated the formation of Iraqi government as it accelerates the progress and development in Iraq. He also hailed the elections in the neighbouring country that represents the existence of democracy.
Jawad Louay al-Yasseri, for his part, welcomed the Iranian vice-president’s visit and said that the city of Najaf is honored to host the pilgrims, especially pilgrims from Iran.
Al-Yasseri said that Arbaeen plays an important role in consolidating bilateral relations between Iran and Iraq.
The Iraqi governor also expressed his happiness that the enemies’ plots to mar the relations between the two countries have failed, saying “we deeply regret the attack on Iran’s consulate in Basra and hope that the relations between the two countries will further strengthen through joint efforts.”
He also expressed his happiness with the discipline of Iranian pilgrims during Arbaeen procession and appreciated for that.