Efforts to Boost Iran-Iraq Economic Ties

"Grounds are prepared for strengthening and promoting bilateral economic and political ties between Iran and Iraq" Iran's vice-President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou said Tuesday, according to IRNA.

 Saeedlou made the remarks in a meeting with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rosh Nori Shawis in the city of Erbil, capital of Iraq’s Regional Government of Kurdistan in north of that country.

  The Iranian official voiced Tehran’s readiness to participate in Iraq’s reconstruction projects; stressing that Tehran-Baghdad cooperation would play an influential role in the region.

 The Iraqi official hailed Iran’s support for Iraq, calling for further economic and trade cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

 The two sides discussed issues of mutual interests.

 R. Sawas