TEHRAN, May 22, 2014, (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Iraqi Judiciary Chief Medhat al-Mahmoud voiced their countries readiness to promote all-out ties, specially between the two countries parliaments and judiciaries.
Speaking in a meeting with the Iraqi official in Tehran on Tuesday, Larijani congratulated successful holding of recent parliamentary elections in Iraq, adding that strengthening regional security and stability in Iraq is very important for all countries of the region. He added that Iraqis high turn out in the parliamentary elections indicated political maturity of the Muslim countrys nation.
Larijani called signing judicial cooperation enactment between the Judicial bodies of Iran and Iraq as an important step toward strengthening judicial cooperation and called for expansion of Tehran-Baghdad ties in different fields, especially parliamentary ties. The Iraqi official underlined Irans unique experiences in creating conformity between Islamic laws and civil rights. He further expressed hope that cooperation between the two countries would witness remarkable growth.
The Iraqi judiciary chief arrived in Tehran on Saturday and met with senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, head of the judicial power Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Iranian Prosecutor General and Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie and Justice Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi during his four-day stay in Tehran.
Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.