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Iraq, Iran to boost cooperation in oil, energy sectors

IANS  |  Baghdad 

Iraqi met with visiting Iranian of Petroleum Bijan over further cooperation in the sectors of and

According to a statement by Iraqi Prime Minister's office, Mahdi on Thursday hailed the relations between the two neighbouring countries to serve the interests of both peoples, reported.

also voiced the need to further develop the bilateral relations, saying he hoped more cooperation could be achieved.

and his delegation arrived in Iraq's capital on Thursday morning, a day after US Mike Pompeo's visit to

withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal last May and imposed a new round of sanctions against on Aug 7, 2018.

On Nov 5, the announced the second package of anti-sanctions covering the sectors of oil, and

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 05:46 IST
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