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Iranian envoy calls for boosting all-out ties with Iraq

Tehran, Aug 9, Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi on Wednesday called for improvement of Iran cultural and political relations with Iraq in line with the economic infrastructure.

Speaking in Iran-Iraq joint chamber of commerce, he said: 'All the Iraqi ethnic groups are interested in cooperation with Iranian industry men and traders.'

The envoy pointed to eight billion dollars worth of trade exchanges between Iran and Iraq, and said: 'Institutionalization of political and cultural relations with Iraq is the secret of success in this country's big market.

Pointing to several years of war in the country, he said: Despite having various problems, Iran can have the final say in Iraq market.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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