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Iran’s interior minister arrives in Iraq

Baghdad, Iran's Minister of Interior Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazli arrived in Baghdad Wednesday for border talks with his Iraqi counterpart.

He was welcomed by Iraqi Minister of Interior Qasim al-Araji and Iranian Ambassador Iraj Masjedi at Baghdad airport.

The two ministers are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Arbaeen rituals at Iraqi Ministry of Interior.

Some military and security officials are accompanying the Iranian minister in the day-long visit.

Arbaeen a Muslim religious ritual is attended every year by some four million Iranian pilgrims.

Nearly two million Iraqis, including tourists and pilgrims, annually visit Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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