Zarif: We are ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero and cancel the visa[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial Date: 2019/1/16 13:33 • 375 times read[/rtl]
(AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has confirmed that his country is ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero.
"Iran is ready to reduce tariffs in its trade cooperation with Iraq to zero," Zarif said during a meeting at the economic cooperation forum in Karbala between Iran and the southern provinces, pointing out that "the country annually exports two billion dollars of gas and electricity to Iraq despite the embargo imposed."
He called for "removing the obstacles that stand in the way of bilateral cooperation in order to raise the level of trade, which is currently estimated at 8 billion dollars."
"There is a high level of efficiency in Iran with regard to the reconstruction of Iraq after a period of defiance and the presence of 80 engineering companies operating in Iraq worth $ 8 billion," he said, describing Iranian engineering companies as "the strongest and most efficient in the region."
The Iranian foreign minister touched on the issue of the cancellation of entry visas to and from the two countries, and Iran's readiness to start the process. "
Zarif said that "the Iraqi and Syrian peoples are the ones who defeated the American without an American role," noting that "the victory over the oppressor in these two countries came thanks to the struggle of the Iraqi and Syrian peoples who sacrificed the blood of their pure youth in this way," denying "any relationship of the United States to achieve this victory" Describing it as "a regional achievement."
Zarif expressed his conviction that "the present and future of the Iranian and Iraqi peoples are common," pointing out "their cooperation in combating the urging and overthrow of Saddam Hussein's dictatorial regime."
Zarif Hassan thanked the hospitality of the Iraqi brothers to the Iranian visitors during the fortieth and other occasions. He said that "the aim of the influx of the Iranian people is not limited to trade and economic issues, but is proof of his love for the people of the house and peace be upon them." Close to the hearts of the two peoples. "
Zarif stressed that "America does not have the right to set limits on cooperation agreed by two countries," pointing out "the high rate of cooperation in the field of energy between the two countries and the ability of Iranian companies to provide the need of Iraq in this sector."
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