Turkey seeks Iran’s help to export goods to Iraq
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 6
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Ankara requested Tehran to let Turkish businessmen to transfer their goods to Iraq through Mehran border.
Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim made the request in a meeting with the head of Iran Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported.
The two sides held an emergency meeting to resolve the existing customs problems faced by the two countries.
Karbasian, for his part, welcomed the Turkish ambassador's request, swaying the Turkish truck-owners will be allowed to transfer their goods to Iraq via Iran's Mehran border.
The Iraqi government has reportedly closed its borders with Turkey and Jordan following the spread of insurgency in the country. Meanwhile, Baghdad has facilitated importing Iranian goods to the country.
Opening LC lines, issuing insurance, and transferring money through the Baghdad branch of Iran's Parsian Bank are among the new facilities provided to the businessmen, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported on July 5.