Minister of Trade Atheer Dawood Al-Ghurairi discussed today, Wednesday, with Armenian Minister of Economy Vahan Keropian the development of trade, economic and investment relations, and increasing the volume of trade exchange, on the sidelines of the joint Iraqi-Armenian committee.
During the meeting, Minister Al-Ghurairi confirmed the Iraqi government’s intention, within its program, to give the private sector a role to improve the business environment in Iraq and with the countries of the world.
He added: “The opportunities are promising in light of the security and political stability, which has had an impact on many countries entering into various investment projects inside Iraq.”
Al-Ghurairi said: “We are working to consolidate and frame relations and agreements and activate joint committees with all countries of the world in light of government openness to open channels of cooperation in all fields and to serve common interests,” stressing the readiness to provide facilities for the participation of Armenian companies in the 47th Baghdad International Fair so that it will be an opportunity for Armenian businessmen and companies to find opportunities to enter into real partnerships with Iraqi sectors in investment projects.”
For his part, the Armenian minister stressed his country’s keenness to develop economic and trade relations with Iraq and increase the volume of trade exchange.
In this regard, he said: “As a first step, we will participate in the Baghdad exhibition with government representation, and we seek to encourage a number of companies to participate in the exhibition,” stressing his government’s readiness to cooperate in the fields of electricity, agriculture, and renewable solar energy in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency