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Iran, Iraq ink MoU to boost defense cooperation

Tehran, July 23, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Iraqi counterpart Major General Erfan al-Hiyali here on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defense and military cooperation.

The two sides agreed on a wide range of defense and military cooperation in different fields.

The expansion of cooperation and sharing experiences in the fields of fight against terrorism and extremism, border security, training, logistics, technical and military supports were included in the MoU.

Following signing ceremony, the two ministers held a press conference and underlined deepening and expanding of defensive cooperation between the two countries.

Major General al-Hiyali, heading a high-ranking Iraqi defense delegation, arrived in Tehran on Saturday at invitation of Brigadier General Dehqan.

The Iraqi Defense Minister is scheduled to meet other top Iranian political and defense officials.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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