(Voice of Iraq) -
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his official office today, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his accompanying delegation.
Mr. Prime Minister: Iraq is seeking to develop its relations with all countries of the world, especially the neighboring countries, and we continue to overcome the heavy legacy left behind by the previous regime at the regional and international level.
He added that the sovereignty of Iraq supports peaceful solutions to all the problems of the region and adopts an open-door policy in its relations with all countries of the world on the basis of mutual respect and common interests, noting that the long geographical boundaries with neighboring Iran calls for more cooperation in all fields.
He stressed that the Iranian companies are invited to contribute to the reconstruction process and the ongoing construction in Iraq, directed thanks to these companies for their cooperation in the fields of energy and supplying Iraq with electricity and gas to produce electric power.
For his part, the Iranian president expressed his country's readiness to develop relations with Iraq and cooperation in the fields of construction, energy, housing and religious tourism, stressing the depth of the historical relations between the two countries and the two peoples of Iraq and Iran.
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