[size=36]Iraq and France are discussing enhancing economic cooperation and developing trade exchange[/size]
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Mawazine News - Baghdad
The Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce discussed with its French counterpart the strengthening of economic cooperation between the two countries.
The Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce stated in a statement received by Mawazine News, “The President of the Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, Abdul Razzaq Al-Zuhairi, held a meeting with the Federation of French Chambers of Commerce (CCIF) and the representative of the French Business Center, in the presence of the Iraqi Ambassador to Paris, Wadih Batti, and the Vice President of the Council of State.” Abdul Latif Nayef, and a number of officials from both sides.”
The statement added, "The meeting discussed ways to enhance the prospects for economic cooperation and develop trade relations to serve the interests of both countries."
The Iraqi Ambassador, Wadih Batti, spoke about "expanding the horizons of cooperation and partnership between the two sides, and called for holding a specialized symposium at the embassy headquarters between Iraqi and French businessmen, sponsored by the embassy, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the signing of the strategic partnership agreement between Iraq and France."
In turn, the head of the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, Abdul Razzaq Al-Zuhairi, called for “framing this cooperation with a memorandum of understanding, and providing support to open an office for the French Business Center in Baghdad.”
The French side expressed "their interest in the ideas presented, and expressed their readiness to work and expand the horizons of cooperation."
The two parties decided, according to the statement, “to form a joint committee to follow up on the implementation of the results of the meeting and prepare the proposed memorandum of understanding.”