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Iran, Iraq Discuss Details of Dredging Arvand Rud

Iran and Iraq have held a joint meeting to discuss the technical details of dredging the border river of Arvand Rud together.

The meeting is underway in the port city of Khorramshahr in southwest of Iran with delegates from the two sides" relevant bodies in attendance.

The talks are held within the framework of agreements reached between highranking Iranian and Iraqi officials to resolve disputes over Arvand Rud based on the 1975 accord on border issues and good neighbourliness and its annexed protocols and complementary agreements.

The meeting is also aimed at implementing the Baghdad statement finalized between the two sides during the Iranian president"s visit to Baghdad on March 12, 2019, and comes following bilateral negotiations between Iranian and Iraqi foreign ministers.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry"s Director General for Legal and International Affairs and a senior advisor to the Iraqi foreign minister are heading the Iranian and Iraqi delegations, respectively.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of IRAN

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