Iran, Iraq foreign ministers hold talks
( IRNA ) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Wednesday held talks with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshiyar Zebari.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 34th session of foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Mottaki presented a report on his latest two-nation visit to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The visit took place while he was part of a delegation accompanying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
He assessed as "positive" the visit and said new ground has been prepared for political and economic cooperation with the states.
Mottaki and Zebari held consultations on the next meeting to be held on Iraq.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Zebari said in his talks with Mottaki, the two sides discussed cooperation between Iran, Iraq and the US.
In response to a question on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's proposal on dispatch of peace-keeping forces from Pakistan to Iraq, he added Iraq has some reservations. The Iraqi government should make decision in this regard.
The 34th session of the OIC foreign ministers opened in Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss a host of issues of the Muslim nations, focusing on suggestions how to dispel negative impression about Muslims in the West.
Delegations from 57 member states of the OIC are participating in the conference.