Zarif to visit Iraq Sunday

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to leave Tehran for Baghdad on Sunday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday that a high ranking economic delegation will accompany Zarif in the trip.

CEOs of dozens of entrepreneur companies will accompany the foreign minister, he added.

Zarif is scheduled to meet with high-ranking Iraqi officials, attend joint business forums in several Iraqi cities, including Karbala and Sulaymaniyah.

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was in Baghdad on Friday to discuss expansion of energy ties.