Iran and Iraq foreign ministers discuss ties, recent Baghdad summit
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein discussed in a phone call on Wednesday the latest developments in bilateral ties, the region, and the recent Baghdad summit.

In the telephone conversation, Amir-Abdollahian touched upon the number of Iranian pilgrims, 30,000, which are allowed to visit Iraq for Arbaeen pilgrimage, and called for an increase in that number.

According to Mehr News Agency the Iranian foreign minister said that Iran expects Iraq to increase that number as the Iranian side will make sure that health operating standards will be observed by the Iranian pilgrims.

Hussein, for his part, declared that the Iraqi government is trying to find ways to increase the number of pilgrims in accordance with Covid-19 health protocols, and announced that he will follow up on the issue and will get back to the Iranian side.

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