By John Lee.
The former Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Barham Salih (pictured), has called for the establishment of a joint Iranian-Kurdish industrial company.
According to a report from IRNA, Salih, who is the deputy secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), called for the participation of Iran in establishing an "economic and transportation zone" for the region.
During a meeting with director of the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Ale-Eshaq, he described the presence of Iranian firms in the Kurdistan Region as “eye-catching” and called for more cooperation between the two sides in the city of Sulaymaniya.
He went on to ask for Iran's cooperation in the creation of joint commercial firms in the banking, investment, insurance, public transportation and airline sectors.