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US measures not to impede Iraq trade with Iran

Baghdad, The situation created by US anti-Iranian measures will not affect Iran-Iraq commercial cooperation, said the head of Iraq's chambers of commerce on Thursday.

'Iraqi traders will continue their commercial activities in the private section of Iran,' said Jafar Hamdan in a meeting with Iran's ambassador in Baghdad Iraj Masjed-Jame'i.

Referring to the important role of trade chambers in expanding trade between the two countries, Masjed-Jame'I said, 'Noticeable participation of Iraqi traders in Iran international exhibitions and mutual investments will be an important step in activating provincial collaborations and exchanging commercial delegations.'

Iranian commercial attache in Baghdad Nasser Behzad said in the meeting that the message of the meeting would be synergy and reinforcement to prevent any kind of harm to the Iraqi people's demands and also continuation of collaborations between the private sectors of the neighbors.

Iran's non-oil export to Iraq reaches six billion dollars a year, including the oil productions and engineering services it exceeds $10bn.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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