TEHRAN – Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to hold talks with Iranian officials on regional and bilateral issues.
The Iraqi prime minister and his accompanying delegation were officially welcomed by Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri and a number of other officials at the Saadabad Palace.
It is Maliki’s first trip to Iran since Hassan Rouhani took over as Iran’s president in August.
He is scheduled to stay in Tehran for three days.
During his stay, he will hold talks with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and a number of Iranian officials, including President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.