Iran’s commercial attaché in Iraq said the exchange of trade delegations between Iran and Iraq has increased by 137 percent since March, compared to the same period last year.
According to Naser Behzad, during the mentioned period, 19 Iraqi trade delegations constituting 300 businessmen and officials have visited Iran to attend various exhibitions and economic events, the portal of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) reported.
Pharmaceutical and medical industries, ceramic tiles, furniture and home appliances, sweets and chocolates, livestock and poultry, agricultural equipment, plastic products, construction materials and machinery of production lines have been among the areas focused by Iraqi delegations.
The official noted that such exchanges have resulted in several agreements signed between the two sides’ private sectors.
According to the TPO’s target for the current Iranian calendar year, it was expected that by the year-end (March 20, 2019) 10 delegation exchanges would take place between the two countries.
“The results so far show that we are already ahead of the planning, this is an indication of the determination of the two countries for developing business relations”, Behzad said.