Envoy: Iran seeking to lift visa for Iraq travel
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.11/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Danaifar, has said that his country seeks to remove the visa requirement for its nationals for travelling to Iraq, the Fars News Agency reported on Sunday.
Some one million Iraqis enter Iran annually for conducting trade activities and visiting religious sites, he said.
On the other hand, around 1.2 Iranians pay visits to holy religious sites in Iraq per year, he added.
In June, Hassan Qashqavi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister said "we are ready to sign an agreement with Iraq on visa free travel."
In August, Iraqi Minister for Tourism and Antiquities Liwaa Sumaisem said his country will lift visa requirements for Iranian nationals in the near future in a bid to facilitate religious trips for the pilgrims of the holy shrines.