Monday, 26 July 2010

Iran and Iraq expected to expand economic ties

Iran's vice president's deputy Ali Agha-Mohammadi has met with Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, while on a visit to Baghdad. During the meeting the two sides discussed plans to expand mutual economic ties.

The officials negotiated about removal of obstacles and acceleration of tradespersons' visits. Maliki highlighted that Iraq is keen to form a strong working relationship with the Iranian government and pursue a number of collaborative projects in the electricity and oil trade. He also pointed out that Iraq will be taking major steps toward reconstruction of its economy, once the new government is in place.

Maliki called for greater participation of Iranian firms in Iraq's economic plans, and was told by Agha-Mohammadi that Iran supports the Iraqi government and its efforts in maintaining stability and achieving prosperity.

Source: Tehran Times

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