Thursday, 5 August 2021 (YJC)_ During the meeting with the President of Iraq, the Iranian President emphasizing that "our policy is to increase the level of relations between the two countries day by day and according to the Supreme Leader, the Islamic Republic of Iran wants a strong and powerful Iraq .
Hojatoleslam Raeisi, in a meeting with "Barham Saleh" on Thursday morning, called every step in the direction of Iraqi authority a source of progress for Iraq.
The President, stating that there is no other point and area of the earth that is like the paths leading to Karbala in the Arbaeen procession, the footsteps of many pilgrims and lovers of a sublime ideal, stressed the need to facilitate the pilgrims' movement to the holy shrines and the Arbaeen procession by launching the Khorramshahr-Basra railway line.
During the meeting, Iraqi President Barham Saleh said that even a long and bloody war waged by dictator Saddam Hussein could not disrupt the deep and sincere relationship between the two nations of Iran and Iraq. He said: "Despite the significant progress in relations between the two countries since the fall of Saddam's dictatorship, there are still countless potentials to expand relations between the two countries.