Iranian and Iraqi governors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the end of a two-day meeting of the officials of the two countries' bordering provinces in Iran's Western Kermanshah province, Fars news reported.
The agreement signed by five Iranian and six Iraqi governor-generals in the presence of Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar touches economic, political, cultural, social and trade exchanges and cooperation.
The agreement was signed by the governor-generals of Iraq's Diyala, Wasit, Soleymanieh, Erbil, Basra and Mosul provinces and Iran's Khuzestan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan provinces.
Iran has growing ties with Iraq, specially with its Kurdistan region. Other Iraqi bordering provinces, including Soleymanieh, also have extensive relations and exchanges with the Islamic Republic.
Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, in 2003. Both sides are working on a series of plans to take wide strides in expanding their ties.
In a recent development on Saturday, Iraqi Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Turhan Mudhir al-Mufti urged his country's neighbors, specially the Islamic Republic, to render more aid and support to Iraq's development.
Addressing the first joint meeting of the governor-generals of Iranian and Iraqi bordering provinces in Iran's Western province of Kermanshah, al-Mufti stressed Baghdad's rigid efforts to further deepen and strengthen ties with Iran.
He further underlined his country's desire for enhanced interactions with Iran, reminding that after 10 years of invasion by the US and its allies accompanied by terrorist bombings, Iraq is in dire need of reconstruction.
"The destruction of infrastructures in Iraq has made the aid and assistance of the neighboring countries, specially the Islamic Iran, a necessity for us," the Iraqi minister continued.