President Masum Receives Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati


H.E. Dr. Fuad Masum the President of the Republic received Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati Advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, this afternoon, Sunday February 18, 2018.
His Excellency welcomed the visit, pointing out the course of historical and deep ties between the Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, describing them as strategic relations. The President emphasized the need to develop and expand these ties in various fields in a way that guarantees the supreme interests of the peoples of the two friendly countries.
President Masum commended the continued support provided and being provided by the Islamic Republic to the Iraqi people at all times, adding: "We do not forget the positions of Iran that support the Iraqis in all their spectra, especially in times of distress."
His Excellency also offered his condolences to the victims of the Iranian civil plane, which crashed today with a large number of civilians on board, wishing patience and solace to the families of the victims.
For his part, Dr. Velayati stressed the importance of consolidating the frameworks of constructive cooperation between the two friendly countries and working to develop the existing strategic relations between the two friendly peoples in all fields, reiterating the Islamic Republic's support for Iraq in providing stability and reconstruction and in deepening unity and harmony among all.
Dr. Velayati also expressed his gratitude to President Masum for the good reception, praising his role converging views of the various parties to consolidate unity of ranks and common destiny of all sons of the Iraqi people.