AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has appreciated the hospitality of the Iraqi government and nation during Arbaeen rituals.
Speaking in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Abdul Amir al-Shammari on Sunday, Vahidi praised Iraq for its efforts to hold the Arbaeen march.
Most of the Iranian pilgrims are satisfied with the Iraqi government and people’s actions in this regard, he added.
Meanwhile, al-Shammari said that the Iraqi government and people are very pleased to host the pilgrims, especially the millions of Iranian pilgrims.
The two sides discussed bilateral regional and international issues.
Arbaeen marks the 40th day of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land in modern Iraq after they refused to pledge allegiance to the tyrant Yazid.
Every year, Muslim pilgrims from across the world flock to Iraq in the weeks leading to Arbaeen and walk toward Karbala.