Zarif: We are ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero and cancel the visa

Zarif: We are ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero and cancel the visa

2019/1/16 13:33

Zarif - We are ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero and cancel the visa(AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has confirmed that his country is ready to reduce customs tariffs with Iraq to zero.
“Iran is ready to reduce tariffs in its trade cooperation with Iraq to zero,” Zarif said during a meeting at the economic cooperation forum in Karbala between Iran and the southern provinces, pointing out that “the country annually exports two billion dollars of gas and electricity to Iraq despite the embargo imposed.”
He called for “removing the obstacles that stand in the way of bilateral cooperation in order to raise the level of trade, which is currently estimated at 8 billion dollars.”
“There is a high level of efficiency in Iran with regard to the reconstruction of Iraq after a period of defiance and the presence of 80 engineering companies operating in Iraq worth $ 8 billion,” he said, describing Iranian engineering companies as “the strongest and most efficient in the region.”
Turning Iranian Foreign Minister to the issue of the abolition of visas to and from the two countries, and Iran ‘s readiness to start the process. ”
Zarif said that” the two peoples of Iraq and Syria were the ones who defeated Daesh without a US role , “noting that” victory Ali Daesh in these two countries came thanks to the struggle of the Iraqi and Syrian peoples who forward the blood of their youth pure in this way , “denying” any relationship to the United States to achieve this victory , “calling it” as the completion of a regional. ”
through Zarif expressed his conviction that” the present and the future of the Iranian and Iraqi people shared “pointing to” cooperation in the fight Daesh and topple Saddam ‘s regime Baathist dictatorship ”
Zarif Hassan thanked the hospitality of the Iraqi brothers to the Iranian visitors during the fortieth and other occasions. He said that” the aim of the Iranian people’s arrival is not limited to trade and economic issues, but is proof of his love for the people of the House, peace be upon him and our master Imam Hussein, In Iraq is close to the hearts of the two peoples. ”
Zarif said that” America has no right to set the limits of cooperation agreed by the countries of neighbors, “noting” the high rate of cooperation in energy between the two countries and the ability of Iranian companies to provide the need of Iraq in this sector. ”

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