Local official confirms trade expansion between Diyala and Kurdistan Region25/08/2012 18:46
ERBIL, August 25 (AKnews) – The head of finance and economy in Diyala Provincial Council has confirmed increased trade between the province and the Kurdistan Region.
Jalil Ibrahim said: "Closeness in the crossings in the Kurdistan Region from Syria and Turkish roads and from Diyala province and the low cost of trade exchange between them have contributed in the increase of imported goods in the Kurdistan Region.
"Importing goods from the Kurdistan Region is easier and lower cost than importing goods from the crossings of the southern provinces.
"Overlap and national and administrative cohesion between Diyala and Kurdistan revived the province's economy and reflected positively on the economic reality in the province."
Ibrahim expressed the council's willingness to facilitate trade movement via the Kurdistan Region for all traders and business people inline with the interests of the province.
Politicians attribute Diyala province’s poor economy to insecurity and increasing violence in the province.
By Mahmoud al-Jbouri