Iraqi PM arrives in Tehran

Iran Materials 12 September 2006 12:13 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived here Tuesday morning for a two-day visit to review issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials, reports Trend.

Al-Maliki was welcomed at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport by Energy Minister Parviz Fattah.

The Iraqi premier's visit, his first since taking office, is upon an invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

During his two-day stay here, Al-Maliki will meet with President Ahmadinejad and several other senior Iranian officials.

Avenues to bolster Tehran-Baghdad relations as well as regional and international developments, particularly the current situation in Iraq, will top the agenda of talks between Iranian officials and the Iraqi premier and his accompanying delegation.

The Iraqi premier is accompanied by a number of cabinet ministers and National Assembly deputies.