Iraqi President Congratulates Election of Ebrahim Raisi as New President of the Islamic Republic of Iran


On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih congratulated Ebrahim Raisi on his election as new Iranian President. 

The text of the congratulations follows:
" Your Excellency, Mr. Ebrahim Raisi,
The elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you.
I extend my sincere congratulations on the election of Your Excellency as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Wish you would have every success in discharging your tasks to serve the Iranian and to make further progress and prosperity.
Iraq truly looks forward to strengthening its relations with Iran, and works to have even closer brotherly and friendly ties that linked the two nations through their historical, cultural and social bonds.
Furthermore, Iran had an important and facilitating role to play in supporting Iraqi populations in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and it helped to address the negative consequences of the regional conflicts and crisis that would threaten peace and security in the region.
 I remember our meeting when you paid a visit to Baghdad, and you have given special care and attention to enhance Baghdad- Tehran ties, in a way that would most benefit both countries’ citizens.
The region today must act wisely and rationally while using and promoting dialogue must be employed to calm tensions and resolve conflicts.
Therefore, serious considerations should be given to the interest of the peoples of the region while regional peace, security and stability should be maintained, with focus on the need that sovereignty of each state must be respected.
The history of the nations could be written through the courageous stand that is entirely working for the good of humankind, as it is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an," You are the best nation produced (as an example) for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah."
We have great confidence that your tireless efforts and your dedication will help to strengthen and advance our bilateral relationship to serve the mutual interest of our nations and bring the good for the states of the region as well.
We reiterate our warmest congratulations on your elections as Iran's new President, and express hope that during your term of office the relations between the two countries would keep progressing toward mutual constructive cooperation.
God bless the Islamic Republic of Iran, its people and its leadership and government. We wish you every success and to all Iranians, wishing them progress and prosperity.


Barham Salih,
President of the Republic of Iraq."