Deputy PM to head economic delegation to Tehran13/08/2012 13:04
ERBIL, August 13 (AKnews) – Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Rojh Nouri Shawais will visit Tehran on Tuesday along with an economic delegation, said Iraq’s ambassador to Iran.
IRNA reported a statement from Mohammed Majeed Shekhallah saying that a high-profile Iraqi delegation would visit Tehran next week, including Economy Minister Rafia al-Isawai, Trade Minister Kherullah Hassan Babakir, Industry Minister Ahmed Nasir and the governor of the Iraqi Central Bank Mohammed Riza.
The official said: "Both sides will discuss opening an Iraqi bank in Iran as a move to improve economic and trade relations between the two parties."
In the meeting, the two sides will also talk about Iraq's debt to Iran from importing Iranian electricity.
The volume of Iraq-Iran trade reached $7bn last year.
By Abdullah Sabri