During that meeting, Saleh pointed to the commonalities and the long-running relationship between the two nations and called for the deepening of bilateral ties, IRNA reported.
Saleh said that in telephone conversations with regional leaders and in meetings with envoys from various countries, he had stressed the importance of deescalating tensions in the region and the enhancement of relations with Iran.
The Iraqi president said the betterment of relations among countries in the region would serve both Iraq and other regional states.
A group of Arab countries in the Persian Gulf have developed hostilities toward Iran and tried to damage Tehran’s relations with Baghdad.
A Kurdish politician, Saleh was elected president at the Iraqi Parliament on October 2nd. Parliamentary elections had been held earlier, in May.
In their Sunday meeting, Ambassador Masjedi congratulated President Saleh on his election and affirmed the Iraqi president’s stance on the improvement of ties between the two neighbors.