Iraq’s foreign minister Fuad Hussein expressed his country’s readiness to pave the way for the resumption of political negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart on Thursday night, Hussein voiced the Iraqi government’s readiness to prepare the ground for the restart of political negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.
He also expressed hope that the talks between Tehran and Riyadh would result in “positive developments” and the re-establishment of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia as two major countries in the region.
Hussein further expressed Baghdad’s readiness to assist with the issues relating to the Hajj pilgrimage.
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian praised the Iraqi officials for their efforts to facilitate the visits that Iranian pilgrims make to Saudi Arabia in this year’s Hajj season.
He also called on the Iraqi government to pursue the remaining affairs relating to the Hajj pilgrimage.
The two senior diplomats also talked about the expansion of relations between Iran and Iraq and the latest regional developments, Tasnim news agency reported.