Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 January / Тrend corr S. Agayeva / Azerbaijan for the very first time has appointed its Ambassador to Iraq - Elman Arasli, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Jordan, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported on 23 January.
The decree on appointment of Arasli as the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Iraq, with his residence in Amman, was signed by the President Ilham Aliyev in October.
On 23 Jan, the Ambassador submitted copies of the credentials to the Iraqi Foreign Minister- Hoshyar Zebari.
On the same day, Arasli met with Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi President. The Ambassador conveyed the wishes of Azerbaijan side to the Iraq, so as to achieve peace and stability in the near future. He also voiced the Azerbaijan's interest in close cooperation with the regions' countries.