Talabani Calls for Enhanced Trade Ties with Iran

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with an Iranian official on Sunday to discuss bilateral economic relations and ways to expand trade between the two countries, according to a presidential press release.

“Talabani welcomed Ali Agha Muhammadi, the economic assistant to the first vice president of Iran, and his accompanying delegation, and expressed Iraq’s keenness on furthering bilateral ties with neighboring Iran at the political, economic and cultural levels,” read the release as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The president expressed “Iraq’s appreciation of the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran for their support for Iraq in its strife against dictatorship and Iraq’s moving to a new stage of independence, stability and freedom”.

Muhammadi, for his part, “reiterated Iran’s wish to further friendly ties and cooperation with Iraq, particularly in the economic field”.

The Iranian official said there are ample opportunities for investment in Iraq, namely in the transport and electricity spheres.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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