Meeting with Iranian judiciary chief

Iraqi president emphasizes dialogue and coordination for regional security

BAGHDAD – On Wednesday, President Abdul Latif Rashid emphasized the importance of reducing tensions and engaging in constructive dialogue to resolve conflicts. He also highlighted the need for coordinated efforts to ensure the security of Iraq, Iran, and the surrounding region. These remarks were made during his meeting with Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, Chief of the Iranian Judiciary, at Baghdad Palace.

A statement from the presidency detailed President Rashid’s welcome of Ejei and his delegation on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Ejei delivered greetings from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and President Ebrahim Raisi, which Rashid reciprocated with wishes for the Iranian people’s continued progress and prosperity.

President Rashid stressed the need to enhance bilateral relations to deepen the social and religious ties between Iraqis and Iranians and to bolster cooperation, particularly in judicial and legal matters. He thanked the Islamic Republic for its support in Iraq’s battle against terrorism and underscored the necessity of unified actions and positions to preserve both nations’ and the region’s security and stability.

On regional issues, President Rashid highlighted the critical role of easing tensions and promoting global peace and security. He called for an end to hostilities in the Gaza Strip and support for the Palestinian people, advocating for their rights to alleviate their humanitarian crisis.

Ejei reiterated Iran’s commitment to supporting Iraq’s security and stability, acknowledging the deep historical, religious, and civilizational connections between the two countries. He noted the importance of expanding cooperation, particularly through judicial and legal memorandums of understanding. Ejei also commended President Rashid’s efforts to improve Iraq’s international standing, noting the significant and influential roles of Iraq and Iran in addressing current regional and international challenges.