Almost $2 billion Iranian exports pass through border town to Iraq
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29/ Trend M. Moezzi
Iran has sent nearly $2 billion in goods to Iraq through its border checkpoint in the western Kermanshah Province, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reports.
Last year (Iran's solar year ended on March 20), more than $1.985 billion Iranian goods were exported to Iraq through the checkpoints at the border town of Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah. That's a 15 per cent increase from the previous year, said Hossein Parvin Qasr-e Shirin's governor. Exports sent to Iraq ranged from yogurt and tomato paste to cement and swamp coolers.
Qasr-e Shirin shares 186 kilometres of border with Iraq and has two official crossings.