What's happening in the world next week

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-03-09 06:40

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Iraq; UK lawmakers have to vote on PM May's Brexit deal; EU-Turkey Association Council meeting will be held; Slovakia's presidential election will be held.

These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting March 11.

Iranian president will visit Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen during a public speech in the northern province of Gilan, Iran, March 6, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to pay an official visit to Iraq on March 11 to boost bilateral ties between the two neighbors. A high-ranking delegation is set to accompany the president.

The visit is eagerly anticipated by Iraq's government and people. The two countries share many commonalities and there is much understanding between them, and the visit by Iran's president would be a turning point in their relations since a new cabinet has come into office in Iraq, IRNA reported.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, as well as Minster of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh and Central Bank Governor Abdoldnaser Hemmati, have all - in their recent trips to Iraq - made preparations for Rouhani's upcoming visit.

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