Tehran to host Iran-Iraq business forum

Tehran Times – An Iran-Iraq business forum is planned to be held in Tehran on the sidelines of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s two-day visit to Iran on Saturday and Sunday, IRNA reported.

As reported, the forum will be attended by some members of Iranian and Iraqi chambers of commerce.

Earlier on March 10, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Iraq at the official invitation of that country’s president and prime minister at the head of a high-ranking delegation.

In the first day of Rouhani’s high profile visit to Iraq, an Iran-Iraq business forum was held in the capital city of Baghdad.

According to a report by the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), the event was attended by several senior officials from both sides including President Rouhani, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi as well as the two countries foreign ministers along with heads of the two countries chambers of commerce and representatives of private companies.

During the event, the two sides called for further expansion of the trade ties between the two countries and President Rouhani and Adil Abdul-Mahdi delivered speeches addressing various trade related issues.

The two sides also inked five MOUs aimed at the expansion of bilateral cooperation in various sectors.

The documents were signed by senior officials of the two countries in the presence of President Rouhani and Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.