Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan work towards strategic agreements: Official

 IRNA – An official of the Iraqi Kurdistan described the recent economic meeting between Iran and this Iraqi region as strategic.

Good economic meeting in Erbil and implementation of agreements will open new chapter in bilateral ties, Dara Jalil Khayyat, head of Iraqi Kurdistan Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday.

About the two-day economic meeting held in Erbil on May 2, Khayyat said it led to signing an important agreement between the two sides.

Implementation of the agreement will solve many problems created for the businesspersons and border areas, the official added.

He further said the recent mutual agreement dealt with transportation, economy and tourism.

After the September 2017 referendum in Kurdistan region which was called as unconstitutional by an Iraqi court, the Iraqi government decided to close the joint borders between the Kurdistan region and the neighboring countries.

In late April, the Iraqi Kurdistan region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani appreciated Iran for reopening borders with this Iraqi region under current hard political and economic conditions.