Iraq seeks to solve all the outstanding issues with Iran and hopes to develop good neighborliness with the former enemy, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri Ahmed said on Wednesday.
Ahmed made the remarks during a meeting with an Iranian delegation, the official INA news agency reported.
The meeting came amid reports that Ahmed would visit Tehran nextmonth in an effort to further improve the relations with Iran. All the outstanding issues between the two countries are expected to beraised and tackled during the visit.
During the meeting, Ahmed praised as "fruitful" the efforts madeby both sides in such fields as the search and exchange of the remains of soldiers killed in the 1980-88 war between the two neighbors, detecting the destiny of the missing in action (MIA), aswell as immigrants and refugees.
Some 1 million people were killed in the bloody war between the two countries. The bilateral relations have not been normalized since a ceasefire was reached more than 13 years ago out of such issues as the prisoners of war, the MIAs and each side's support for the other's armed opposition groups.