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Iran's First Vice President Arrives In Iraq For Talks


Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi (file photo)

Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi (file photo)

Iran's first vice president has arrived in Baghdad for a visit aimed at boosting ties between the region's two major Shi'ite-led governments.

Iran's Mohammad Reza Rahimi was received by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki upon landing in the Iraqi capital accompanied by a delegation of government officials and businessmen.

Rahimi is expected to hold talks with senior Iraqi officials and discuss ways to further economic growth.

compiled from agency reports
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