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Iraq to expand health cooperation with Iran: Iraqi dy min

Baghdad, The Iraqi deputy health minister Hazem alJamili said on Saturday that health cooperation between Baghdad and Tehran will be strengthened as the two sides are determined to do so.

He made the remarks in an interview with IRNA.

AlJamili called the recent visit of the Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki to Baghdad successful, saying the two sides are to develop cooperation in health area.

Iran's Namaki flew to Baghdad on April 22 at the invitation of his Iraqi counterpart Ala'a Al Alawan.

Iran enjoys modern medicine industry when being compared with other regional countries, alJamili said.

Health ministries of Iraq and Iran are planned to promote bilateral relations in the health area as the two countries enjoy high level of cooperation in other areas regarding the same neighborhood, religious commonalities and historical relations.

Iran vowed to share experience and knowledge with Iraq and provide the Iraqi patients with medical treatment in the Iranian hospitals, the official said.

AlJamili gave bright prospects for health cooperation between the two countries.

During the threeday visit of the Iranian health minister to the Iraqi capital, five agreements on medical cooperation were signed.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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