Iraq calls Iran to invest in establishing hospitals
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.2 /Trend F.Karimov/
The Iraqi deputy health minister has called Iran to invest in building hospitals in Iraq, IRNA reported.
Sattar al-Saedi added that there is no problem in establishing hospitals in Iraq by Iran.
Turkey would be a rival for Iran. But, it is not better than Iran. In addition to the construction of hospitals, Iran can export medical equipment to Iraq, the Iraqi official said.
In January, Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Secretary General Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi said that the value of annual trade between the two countries was about $10.7 billion in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2011- March 2012), adding that Iraq is Iran's main trading partner in regard to non-oil goods.
In August 2012, Iranian Industry, Mine, and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari said that Iran was ready to launch joint ventures with Iraq in the trade, transportation, and insurance sectors.
He added that Iran was ready to invest in infrastructure projects in Iraq and to help meet the demands of its neighbor in the industrial, mining, and agricultural sectors.