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Iran's First Vice President Arrives In Iraq For Talks

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