BAGHDAD / JD / .. Minister of Trade Khairallah Hassan Babiker on Iraq's desire to increase trade with France, as called for in the provision of facilities for visas for investors and traders Iraqis to France, as well as activating the airlines direct.
The Commerce Department said in a statement received / JD / copy of it: that the Minister Khairallah Hassan Babiker met with former French Prime Minister Mr. Francois Fillon at his office to discuss the bilateral relations between Iraq and France in the fields of economy and trade as well as other topics of mutual understanding between the two countries.
The statement quoted Babacar as saying that Iraq is a country consumer and imports a lot of material and not dependent on the local product, so it is hoped the French side to encourage exports to Iraq, which helps to increase the trade exchange between the two and this work needs a lot of facilities and procedures in addition to the desire to have France played a major role in Iraq through the construction of the foundations and the relationships between the relevant ministries and Aovernmatin therein.
He pointed to the need to help the French side to express facilities for visas for investors and traders Iraqis to France, as well as activating the airlines direct to Iraq.
He Babiker that the areas of cooperation with Iraq are many and need to develop a mechanism and remove the obstacles that stand in the mutual cooperation that Iraq imported annually 12 000 tons of baby milk within the ration card system in addition to import a million tons of sugar and five hundred thousand tons of cooking oil and two million tons of wheat and more than million tons of rice in addition to the import of construction materials and auto mechanics, where the ministry in the bidding conducted by the purchase of these materials.
He stressed the need to work and deal directly with the French companies without a broker, in addition to helping the ministry to find a company or factory to deal with them directly producing baby milk and wheat, according to the specifications that are commensurate with the Iraqi Iraqi taste.
For his part, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon to encourage the French presence in the Iraqi arena as well as to support Iraq in its war against terrorism and work to remove the obstacles and problems plaguing through joint cooperation between Iraq and France.
And concern the French side of the situation in Iraq confirmed Babacar that Iraq is proceeding with the formation of a national government able to build constructive relations with the countries of the world and the region and the elimination of sediment that hit Iraq by the policies of previous governments as well as the ability to Mharih and expelling terrorist gangs Daash, which requires the support of regional and global level to eliminate on this disease, which he described as cancer even for ICON has a stretch in other countries. / Finished / 22
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