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Iraq welcomes Iran`s participation in reconstruction projects

IRNA

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA -- Member of Iraq`s Governing Council Ahmad 
Chalabi here Tuesday said Baghdad welcomes Iran`s participation in 
reconstruction of the war-torn Iraq. 
In a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of Economic 
Affairs, Mohammad Hossein Adeli, he called for expansion of bilateral 
economic cooperation between the two countries. 
Referring to approval of new foreign investment, banking and trade
laws and regulations in his country, he stressed that appropriate 
ground has been paved for activities of the Iranian economic and trade
agencies in his country. 
Stressing on supply of Iranian oil and gas to Iraq, he voiced 
Iraq`s readiness to lay Basra-Abadan pipelines in the near future. 
Chalabi further announced his country`s readiness to import 
foodstuff, construction materials and pharmaceutical products from the
Islamic Republic of Iran. 
Commenting on Iran`s great economic potentials, Adeli stressed on 
Iran`s willingness to participate in the Iraqi reconstruction 
projects. 
There is strong political will in Iran to help restore peace 
and stability in the war-torn Iraq, he said adding that 
representatives from different Iranian ministries will be dispatched 
to Iraq in order to study the future plans for bilateral cooperation 
in different areas. 
Chalabi, heading a delegation, arrived in Qasr-e Shirin, western 
Iran, Sunday through the international Khosravi border, to hold 
talks with Iranian authorities. 
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