Iran, Iraq determined to broaden tourism cooperation
Visiting Iraqi Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Liwa Smaysim conferred on Monday with First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi on expansion of tourism and providing pilgrims paying pilgrimage to Iraq and Iran with satisfactory services, IRNA reported.
Rahimi and the Iraqi official cited Iran-Iraq friendly ties and the firm determination of the officials from the two countries to broaden cooperation in various sectors and tourism, in particular.
The two officials called for adopting plans to give services to pilgrims of religious sites both in Iran and Iraq.
Exchange of cultural delegations would help deepen between the two nations, said the Iranian first vice president.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to witness the Iraqi people upgrade life standard and is ready to share its experiences with Iraq, he said. The global arrogance seeks to inflict losses on population of world Muslims through masterminding various plots and conspiracies such as massacre of Muslims, Rahimi said.
Rahimi berated the world arrogance for adopting tough stand vis-a-vis the Muslims and said that the Muslims should exercise vigilance and bolster solidarity among themselves in Iraq.
The Iraqi minister, for his part, said world Muslims have adopted a clear stand against tyranny and occupation and that is why it has been the target of global arrogance.
"We never forget that both the western and easteran governments got united to confront with the late Imam Khomeini," he said.