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The Federal Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim al-Khafaji, announced, on Sunday, that an agreement has been reached with the Kurdistan region on most issues related to agricultural production.
Al-Khafaji said in a press conference that "we discussed with the prime minister of the Kurdistan region many issues related to agricultural products," adding that "most of the issues were agreed upon."
He explained that "the issue of smuggling agricultural products from Iran, Turkey and other countries was discussed." Again, "smuggling is one of the reasons for stopping the agricultural calendar in Iraq and not protecting the local product."
And he added, "It was agreed on the issue of receiving wheat and barley crops by the farmers of the Kurdistan region," adding, "We will pay the Kurdistan Region farmers' dues next week."
He continued, "It was agreed to receive all agricultural products from within the region and in return for exporting crops from the south to the north, stressing the ministry's readiness to support the farmers of the Kurdistan region."
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