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Iran, Iraq Sign MoU on Cooperation in Science, Research

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian and Iraqi officials signed an agreement on mutual cooperation between the two countries' science and research centers.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the two countries' science ministers during the recent visit to Baghdad by a high-ranking Iranian delegation headed by First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi.

The MoU requires the two states to boost their cooperation in conducting joint research projects and increase mutual cooperation between their science and research centers in general.

The agreement also requires the two countries to expand and promote scientific and technological relations, implement joint research projects, reinvigorate joint cooperation among their science and research centers and set up a joint committee to pursue and implement the contents of the memo.

Rahimi, and his accompanying delegation, arrived in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Wednesday on an official two-day visit.

During his stay in Iraq, the two countries inked six MoUs to expand cooperation in various sectors such as information technology, health and medication and culture.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.

Both sides are working on a series of plans to take wide strides in expanding their ties.