By John Lee.
Azerbaijan is expected to open an embassy in Iraq by the end of the year.
According to a report from Trend, the Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan, Heydar al-Barrak, told journalists that the process will take time, but he hopes to meet that schedule.
He added that issues regarding the open of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Iraq have been resolved, and it is expected that flights will be operate four times a week.
Trade between the countries reportedly amounted to $354.19 million last year, of which $353.64 million was goods exported to Iraq, with just $0.55 million worth of Azerbaijani goods imported into Iraq.