Time: 05/15 2020
(International: Al Furat News) The Director General of the Customs Department in Ilam Governorate (Ruhullah Gholami) announced the continuation of intense talks between Iran and Iraq to reopen the Mehran / Zarbatiyah border crossing and resume its commercial activities.
"Today, negotiations are taking place at the highest levels to resume the activity of Mehran commercial outlet, indicating that its continued closure for more than two months is to prevent the outbreak of the Corona virus," he said.
He stressed the importance of the border crossing commercially and said: The Iranian and Iraqi sides are making efforts to resume the resumption of its activities.
”Ghulami added that it was decided in accordance with the initial agreements taken at the last meeting to reopen the border, with regard to the resumption of exports of fruits, vegetables and food for two days per week, which the Iraqi side announced He is awaiting orders from the central authorities in Baghdad in this regard. "
The governor of Ilam, Qasim Soleimani Dashtaki, announced last Tuesday that he would reopen the Mehran border outlet - which is matched by the Zarbatiyah outlet in Wasit Governorate - with Iraq two days a week.
In a statement during the government’s meeting with the private sector on Tuesday, Soleimani Dashtaki said that following consultations and consensus with Iraqi officials, it has been decided to reopen the Mehran border crossing, two days a week, in full compliance with health protocols.
The governor of Ilam added that the reopening of the commercial borders of this province with Iraq is being pursued seriously by the ministries of "Industry, Mines and Trade" and "Foreign" in the Islamic Republic.
Soleimani Dashtaki added that it was decided, in accordance with the initial consensus, to reopen the borders with regard to exports of fruits, vegetables and food for two days a week.
It is noteworthy that the Mehran border crossing with Iraq was closed some time ago to prevent an outbreak of the Corona virus. It ended
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