Iran, Iraq to discuss boosting trade ties
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri will visit Baghdad on Feb. 16 at the invitation of Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi.
While heading a political-economic delegation, Jahangiri will meet with senior Iraqi officials to discuss issues of mutual interest during a three-day trip, the official website of the Iranian president said.
Jahangiri is expected to meet with Iraqi President, Fuad Masum and Prime Minister al-Abadi, as well as Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari.
The two sides would explore mutual cooperation in such areas as trade, technical and engineering, power and energy, building, sanitation and medical training.
Iranian vice-president will also participate in the third Iran - Iraq high commission meeting and will attend Iran's exclusive exhibition in Iraq scheduled for Feb. 16-19.
A meeting with the businessmen of two countries in Baghdad is also on the agenda of Iranian official's trip.
During a meeting in Tehran last November, Iranian and Iraqi officials discussed new avenues for promoting the Tehran-Baghdad trade ties.
In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mojtaba Khosrotaj and the Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Abdul Karim, the two sides voiced willingness to pave the ground for the further promotion of bilateral ties.
Khosrotaj voiced readiness of Iranian tradesmen to present different kinds of high-quality commodities with reasonable prices to the Iraqi consumers.
Abdul Karim called for further expansion of trade relations with Iran.
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