Majlis Speaker Meets Iraqi Premier

Majlis Speaker Meets Iraqi PremierMajlis Speaker Meets Iraqi Premier

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on the sidelines of the 11th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday.

They discussed a reciprocal visa waiver program to boost tourism and trade transactions between the two neighbors, Press TV reported.

The Iraqi premier said he will follow up the issue of visa-free travel for the Iranian and Iraqi nationals willing to exchange visits.

Larijani and Abadi also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interests.

They underlined the need to continue cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Heading a parliamentarian delegation, Larijani arrived in Baghdad on Saturday to participate in the PUOIC session. He delivered a speech at the meeting on Sunday. Representatives from 40 Muslim countries, including 16 Arab states, attended the PUOIC meeting that wrapped up on Sunday.