Thursday, November 15, 2012

Middle East: Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan Economic Cooperation Commission convenes

Source: IRNA

Erbil, Nov 14, IRNA – Iran's economic delegation, led by Vice-President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlu, and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Idris Barzani in a two-hour closed door session underlined further expansion of bilateral economic relations and in the technical and engineering domains in particular.

The meeting focused road and border cargo transport, formation of joint committee to solve road transport problems, non-stop transport of cargo from Iran to Iraqi Kurdistan province and financing establishment of common border industrial townships.

Among other issues discussed in the meeting were licensing activity of common aviation companies, stopping export of seasonal agricultural products, establishing tourism and air line companies, expansion of sports and cultural cooperation, setting up common offices on the border points, standardizing road transport, and further activation of the border markets.

A number of Iranian economic activists and deputy ministers as well as governors general of provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdestan province of Iran were present in the meeting.