[size=36]The agenda of Al-Kazemi's visit to Iran[/size]
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An informed source revealed, on Saturday, the schedule of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi's visit, scheduled for tomorrow, to Iran.
The source said, "Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will travel to Tehran tomorrow, on a visit during which he will meet Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and review the energy file between the two countries and "Iranian-Saudi relations" in particular."
The upcoming meeting that brings together Al-Kazemi and Raisi will be the first since the latter took over the presidency of Iran at the beginning of August.
The visit comes a month before the date of the early legislative elections in Iraq, which are scheduled for the tenth of October.
A source in the Cabinet, who declined to be named, said that, "During his visit to Tehran, Al-Kazemi will discuss issues of security, energy and relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran."
Iraq relies heavily on Iranian imports, especially with regard to electrical energy. Baghdad is facing a severe shortage of energy, which has led it to rely on Iran, which provides a third of its gas and electricity needs.
But at the beginning of the summer, Iran suspended its exports to Iraq for several days, due to Baghdad's failure to pay debts to Tehran in exchange for energy, amounting to about six billion dollars.
According to the government source, during the meeting, the file of the tense relations between Riyadh and Tehran will be discussed, amid Iraq's efforts to play the role of mediator, after it was the scene of closed meetings between the two parties.
Baghdad had succeeded in gathering diplomats from the two countries during a conference held at the end of August in Baghdad.
It is expected that the issue of granting entry visas to Iranian pilgrims coming to Iraq to visit the holy shrines in Najaf and Karbala will be discussed during the visit, according to the same source. Ended 29/A43