Iran Opens Trade Center in Kurdistan

An Iranian trade center was opened on Wednesday in the Kurdistan Region’s second largest city of Sulaimaniya, with Iran’s assistant trade minister and local officials in attendance, according to AKnews.

It is the second  Iranian trade center in Kurdistan and it includes wholesale and retail sections for agricultural, technology, housing, and food products.

Around 45 Iranian companies were present in the inauguration ceremony at the center.

In his speech in the event, the Iranian assistant trade minister, Babak Ofoqhi stressed the old established multi-dimensional strong ties between Iran and Iraq with its Kurdistan Region.

"We are not interested in the Region only for trade, but for initiating amicable relations so that in the end we can contribute to the rehabilitation of Iraq", he added.

According to the Iranian official, his country will try to send high quality goods to iraq.

On his part, Hasan Baqi Hawrami, the head of Sulaimaniya’s chamber of commerce said  that such centers help bilateral ties between the countries.

"We will be delighted if Iranian products conforming to international standards are sent here,” Hawrami concluded.

Many in Kurdistan have criticized the quality of some products entering the Region from Iran.

(Source: AKnews)

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