|  | 

Foreign Affairs

Iran to officially open new border crossings for Iraq

Mahabad, The Iranian government approved on Wednesday to officially open a number of new border crossings for Iraq to help facilitate trade exchange and commute of tourists.

Majlis on Wednesday approved the new border crossings for Iraq named SardashtKileh Shin in Western Azarbaijan, Shushami, Soomar and Sheikh Saleh in Kermanshah Province as well as Chilat in Ilam Province.

The new approvals pave the way for faster commute of people between the two countries ahead of largest Shia religious ritual Arbaeen.

New border crossings not only promotes local trades but also helps increase wider IranIraq trade exchange.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq seek to reach dlrs. 20 billion in their annual trade until 2021.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

The iran News Gazette is mainly concerned with news and information about the Arab region and also covers international issues. Its main objective is to provide reliable and verified information on the Arab region for publishing on the digital landscape.