India and Iraq agree to boost “historic ties”

India and Iraq agree to boost “historic ties”

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Baghdad, Sep 16 : India and Iraq on Monday agreed on the need for intensifying high level exchanges in line with the "historic ties" between the two countries.This was highlighted during the meeting between Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

"His Excellency Adel Mahdi called for a road map to expand bilateral relations in all areas including trade and investment, energy and culture," Mr Muraleedharan tweeted.

Both the leaders discussed measures to further strengthen India-Iraq relations and regional developments of mutual interest with Mr Mahdi.The visiting Indian Minister called on Barham Salih, President of Iraq.During the meeting, MoS External Affairs conveyed India’s commitment to deepen relations with Iraq.

"He (Iraqi President) appreciated India’s economic progress and welcomed its participation in rebuilding Iraq," the MoS tweeted.(UNI)