Iraq and Iran are spending on establishing joint industrial cities and implementing direct transport of goods
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The media office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced on Tuesday the agreement between Iraq and Iran on the establishment of joint industrial cities and the implementation of direct transport of goods between the two countries.
"Iraq received the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rowhani and his accompanying delegation on a three-day visit at the invitation of the Iraqi side, expressing the extent of the warm relations between the two countries," the office said in a joint statement issued by Iraq and Iran. As a turning point in the building of strategic partnership, and develop relations between the two countries and two brotherly peoples in all fields on the basis of deep cooperation and non-interference in the internal affairs of the two countries. "
"Iraq appreciates the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in its assistance in combating terrorism, being the first to provide logistical and advisory support and to stand with it in its war against terrorism," he said.
"Iraq's decision that it will not be part of the sanctions system and expressed its firm stance towards supporting the political process in Iraq, which represents all the people of the country, national sovereignty, territorial integrity and all measures taken in the face of terrorism," Ashrawi said.
Stressing the "depth of historical, popular, cultural, religious and geographical connection between them," stressing the "cultural and civilizational rapprochement between the two countries and praised the role of universities and cultural, scientific, artistic and academic centers in this field."
The two sides discussed a number of regional issues, common challenges, combating terrorism and cooperation to enhance the security and stability of the region and to build economic partnerships that benefit and benefit their peoples.
The two sides discussed "the security of the region and their key role in the economic prosperity and commercial development and stressed that the establishment of security in the region is the responsibility of its children.
The two parties discussed a number of issues of mutual interest and signed memorandums of understanding in various fields, including oil, trade, health and transport to establish railways between Shalamjah and Basra, and facilitate visas for businessmen and investors of both countries. The two sides also discussed a draft security agreement, Diplomatic channels to pass them and take administrative and legal action thereon. "
The two sides stressed the importance of establishing new border ports between them, establishing joint industrial cities and implementing direct transport of goods between the two countries without emptying them in the international borders between them.
According to the statement, "the two sides dealt with the transfer of skilled manpower between the two countries, health and therapeutic cooperation, educational and medical, pharmaceutical trade and facilitate the registration of pharmaceutical companies between the two countries."
"The two sides stressed their desire to double trade, investment, economic, technical, engineering and industrial services to promote development in both countries and the region," he said.
The Iranian side expressed its "support for the reconstruction of Iraq through the provision of expertise and the participation of Iranian companies in these fields."
The Iraqi side welcomed "the participation of Iranian companies and Iranian investors in this regard and called for facilities corresponding to the work of Iraqi companies and businessmen in Iran to achieve common interests."
The joint statement said that "the two sides discussed ways to facilitate the granting of visas to nationals of the two countries for the purposes of tourism, visit, trade, medical tourism and religious visits, and it was agreed in this regard to facilitate the granting of visas to businessmen in both countries."
The Iranian party announced its "cancellation of visa fees for Iraqi citizens as of April 1, 2019. The Iraqi side also announced reciprocity in conjunction with the other party."
As for Shatt al-Arab, the parties declared their "serious determination to implement the Hudood and Good-Neighborly Agreement between Iraq and Iran of June 13, 1975 and the protocols and agreements thereto, in good faith and in good faith. The parties therefore decided to start joint operations to clean the Shatt Al- ) In accordance with the 1975 Convention and the relevant Protocol as soon as possible. "