(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Iraqi President Fuad Massoum on Sunday stressed the importance of regional and international cooperation to defeat terrorism, urging Iran to contribute to the upcoming international conference on Iraq.
Massoum received today visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, according to a presidential statement issued here.
During the meeting, Zarif underlined Tehran's support to forming a new Iraqi government, vowing to work with it for the good of both countries.
Massoum underscored the dire need for doubling regional and international efforts to counter challenges posed by terrorism, saying the Iraqi people are facing the fiercest attack targeting "not only the region but the world as well".
For his part, Zarif said that terrorism does not target "a certain ethnicity but all", urging a wider regional cooperation to conquer terrorism.
The foreign minister also conveyed an invitation from the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Massoum to visit Tehran. Zarif had also had talks with Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Al-Gabouri on security in the country and the region. Both stressed the necessity of boosting bilateral cooperation in the face of terrorism.