Somewhere between Fri 1 Feb and Sun 31 Mar 2013 to be announced

Iraqi trade delegation visits Iran

A high-ranking Iraqi trade delegation including 200 state officials and private investors visit Iran.

The delegation will discuss trade opportunities with their Iranian counterparts.

Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Secretary General Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi said that Iraq is the main trading partner of Iran in non-oil goods. 

He put the annual trade between the two countries at aroud $10.7 billion between 2011 and 2012, while bilateral trade in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar amounted to $4.6 billion.

The Islamic republic currently maintains a presence in Iraq's energy sectors, including oil and natural gas projects and other economic initiatives such as infrastructure.

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