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A Delegation From the Iran Consulate General visited the Chamber

Published in news Monday, 12 February 2018 10:31

Erbil: On 29, Jan2018, a delegation from the Iranian General Consulate headed by Myrtaza Abady the Iran Consul General in Erbil visited the Erbil Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomed by Dr. Dara Jalil Khayat the President of the Chamber and a number of the board of directors of the Chamber. 

The Iranian diplomat disclosed the aim of his visit which was to talk about opening more border crossings between Iran and Kurdistan Region. 

During the meeting, Mr. Murtaza indicated to the different sort of problems which the traders are  facing them in the border crossing points like slow crossing procedures and procrastination, the difference in the prices among the border markets, having not enough space for truck parking. The Consul attributed the load on some of them while others are unoccupied to the difference of the level of performance of the staff of the each one. He hoped the both side together be able to arrange the work hours in those border points through the establishment of a joint committee. 

Furthermore, the diplomat hoped for more good exchange between the both sides, and said that they encourage the Iranian businessmen to come and establish investment in Kurdistan and the Kurdistan traders to visit Iran and look for joint investment with Iranian investors. He expressed the readiness of the Consulate to offer facilitation.

Then, Dr. Dara Jalil Khayat the president of the Erbil Chamber of Commerce and Industry confirmed that there are some problems in the border crossings, hoped to be solved as soon as possible and said" our goal is to strengthen relations with Iran, while we already have strong relations in all of the areas, the Chambers have good relations, the exchange of the trade  delegations will be start again ." 

" A somewhat exceptional situation affected the trade movement between the both side but we will retrieve the normal situation soon." He added. 

And, in the end he asked the Iranian businesses to come to do investment in the Kurdistan Region. 

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