The Minister of Planning and Minister of Commerce Dr. Salman Jumaili discussed with Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Fatih Yildiz, a number of issues of mutual interest and means of developing economic and trade relations between the two countries.
A statement issued by the Information Office in the Ministry of Planning said that the two sides discussed the economic and political developments currently taking place in Iraq and their positive impact in creating an effective economic climate between Baghdad and Ankara. He pointed out that the meeting dealt with aspects related to customs tariff and the possibility of opening a joint border port in the area of Fesh Khabour Through the province of Nineveh and then to other parts of Iraq ... pointing out that Jumaili called on the Turkish side and other neighboring countries to cooperate with the Iraqi side in the control of border crossing, as the Iraqi government is making great efforts through various measures to control these ports.
The two sides also discussed mechanisms to sign a joint memorandum of understanding to regulate the process of mutual inspection of goods and goods between the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control of Iraq and his Turkish counterpart.
The Minister of Planning and the Minister of Trade and Agency also discussed with the Turkish ambassador the possibility of opening an Iraqi trade attaché in Gaziantep. The latest developments related to the signing of the joint memorandum of understanding concerning the work of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TICA) were also discussed.