Tue, 26 Sep 2023

TEHRAN, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Iran and Iraq on Wednesday highlighted the necessity of expanding security cooperation along the common border to fight terrorism and drug trafficking, Iran's IRIB news agency reported.

The issues were discussed in a meeting between Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi and his Iraqi counterpart Abdul Amir al-Shammari in Tehran.

Speaking at a joint press conference following the meeting, the Iranian minister said relations between the two countries are in their best ever situation, said the IRIB.

Vahidi said the two sides discussed enhancing security cooperation to fight terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crimes and arms trafficking.

The Iraqi minister, meanwhile, noted that Iraq and Iran share 1,548 kilometers of common border, whose controlling requires cooperation between the two countries, adding "good" agreements were achieved in this regard during the meeting.

Iran and Iraq signed a security agreement that includes coordination in protecting the border between the two countries in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on March 19.

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