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Iran President in Iraq to Expand Mutual Trade To $20bn

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently on a historic visit to Iraq, said Monday that Tehran and Baghdad can easily raise their mutual trade to 20 billion dollars a year.
Rouhani made the comment in Tehran before leaving for Baghdad, which is his first visit to the Arab country during his five years in office, Iran Front Page reported.
President Rouhani is in Iraq at the official invitation of Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, heading a high-ranking political-economic delegation.
Rouhani said his trip is mainly aimed at promoting mutual relations with Iraq.
Iran and Iraq have special relations. Iranian people have, over the past years, passed a major test, and Iranian people and government have always rushed to the help of people in the region whenever they faced problems and sought help from the Iranian nation and government, said President Rouhani.
We stood by Iraqi people in tough days and today when peace and security has taken hold in Iraq we still remain by the Iraqi nation’s side, he said.
He underlined that the two countries can work together in a whole range of areas.
Rouhani touched upon the Iraqi president’s trip to Iran as well the recent visit to Tehran by the Iraqi parliament speaker, adding, numerous visits by both countries’ senior officials are taking place.
President Rouhani said the Iranian and Iraqi nations have always had good and brotherly relations.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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