Tehran to Hold Conference on Iraqi Reconstruction

Tehran announced that it will host the second 2010 International Iraq Reconstruction Conference on October 30-31.

Secretary General of the conference, Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi, said that 700 traders, directors, industrialists and officials from Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq will get together in the meeting to consider issues regarding regional free trade.

He said the conference is of importance regarding the regional free trade treaty signed by Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria.

Q&A sessions and workshops will be held on the sidelines of the conference.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, in 2003.

Both sides are working on a series of plans to increase their ties, especially in economic matters.

Earlier, Iranian First Vice-President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi voiced Tehran's preparedness to transfer technology and make investments in its western neighbour.

"We hope that our joint cooperation and bilateral economic ties increase soon," Rahimi said, addressing the Iran-Iraq Friendship Society in Tehran in August.

Also, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York last week, praised Iran's role in the establishment of security and stability in his war-torn country.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been on the side of the Iraqi nation and sought security and integrity of our country," Talabani said in the meeting held on the sidelines of the 65th UN General Assembly session in New York.

(Source: Fars News Agency)

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