Turkey targets $ 20 billion in trade with Iraq[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 2019-11-15 11:54 • 107 times read[/rtl]
BAGHDAD: The Turkish official said that his country is seeking to increase the volume of trade exchange with Iraq.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Iraqi Ambassador to Turkey Hassan al-Janabi received at the embassy in Ankara, Huseyin Shan Verdi, chairman of the Turkish-Iraqi Parliamentary Friendship Committee, and members of the committee.
According to the ministry, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in the interest of the two neighboring peoples, as well as discussing issues of common concern.
Janabi stressed the need to strengthen the work of joint parliamentary committees between the two countries, calling on Turkish companies to invest in Iraq.
Faridi, for his part, gave a brief presentation on the number of members of the committee of 10 parliamentarians.
He considered that the main objective in the work of the Commission, to develop bilateral relations between Ankara and Baghdad, and contribute to raising the volume of trade exchange between the two countries.
Trade between Baghdad and Ankara reached $ 16 billion in 2018, and the two countries are seeking to raise it to $ 20 billion this year.
Most of the trade exchange between the two countries is through two border crossings located in the province of Dohuk in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, Ibrahim Khalil-Fishkhabor and Sarzera-Uzumlu.
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