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News number: 8805250700

15:35 | 2009-08-16

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Iran's Red Crescent to Build More Hospitals in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Seyed Masoud Khatami is due to travel to Iraq to sign a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of new hospitals for the war-ravaged country.



"The plan for building new clinics and hospitals in different cities of Iraq, specially in holy cities, will be the basis of negotiations between the two countries' Red Crescent Organizations," the Iranian Red Crescent Society's General Director for International Affairs Abdorraouf Adib told FNA on Sunday.

He also announced that Iraqi Health Minister Salih Mahdi Mutlab al-Hasnawi will attend meetings with Iranian officials to discuss hygiene and treatment issues.

Adib lauded Iran's Red Crescent for its leading role in providing treatment services in the region in pursuit of humanitarian goals.

Noting that Iran's Red Crescent will expand its cooperation with the Iraqi side in the different training, relief and rescue, and rehabilitation fields, Adib reiterated that the organization is now providing service for the Iranian pilgrims in Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia for free.