FT: Iran in southern Iraq is part of the domestic market and seeks to be a bridge connecting Russia Gulf
Global spread a British newspaper, confirmed on Thursday that Iraq has become the second largest trading partner of Iran after China's exports of non-oil, indicating that imported Iranian goods worth two billion and $ 400 million, during the first five months of the current 2015, while made it clear that Tehran is south Iraq "part of the domestic market", revealed Iran's quest to prove the existence of economic gateway to the region, and seeks to be a bridge connecting Russia and the Arab Gulf.
The newspaper said the Financial Times, The Financial Times UK, in a report, today, I followed the (long-Presse), said that "after more than 30 years after Iraq's bloody war, Iran, and found some Iranian border towns bordering Iraq, such as Abadan and Khorramshahr and Khozsstan, a golden opportunity for the recovery of the commercial market with Iraq, "noting that" the emergence of militants Daash areas in northern Iraq, provided unexpected opportunities for those cities to develop trade relations with Basra adjacent to them, which enjoys the best security conditions. "
It quoted the British newspaper, the deputy head of the Iraqi Chamber of Commerce - Iranian joint, glorious Muhtadi, saying that "in southern Iraq region, became part of the Iranian market and will remain so," noting that "the Iraqi market need decades to stand on its feet again."
The Iranian official, that "it is a golden opportunity for Iranian traders at a time feel a lot of the Iraqis that they owe it to Iran as they rushed to help them in their war against Daash, not like the Saudis or the Turks," he returned to "Saudi Arabia and Turkey are contenders for Iran in trade with Iraq."
According to the Financial Times, that "since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iran has worked to build close relations with the Iraqi government and maintained the strong relationship with the Kurdistan Regional Government, where Iraq is now the second largest trading partner of Iran after China's exports of non-oil," asserting that "trade rate between the two parties is on the rise. "
The minister said the Iranian economy, Ali Tayyip Nia, according to the newspaper, said that "Iran exported to Iraq goods worth two billion and $ 400 million, during the first five months of the year the current 2015," noting that it "almost more by a fifth of Iran's exports to Iraq during the same period of 2014 last year. "
He Tayyip Nia, that "exporting materials to Iraq, ranging from cement and brick, ceramics, access for dairy products and electrical materials."
The Financial Times, said that "the relationship is fundamental to Iran, which is seeking to establish themselves economic gateway to the region, in the wake concluded nuclear deal with world powers," pointing out that "Iran has begun to accelerate the investment in the Free Trade Zone border with Iraq, stretching over an area of 37 thousand and 400 hectares, covering the areas of Abadan and Khorramshahr and Minu island and Shalamcheh border region, where began to work in the free trade zone project last year with the help of consultants from Germany, hoping to finish the project, which is the dream of Iranians in two years. "
It expressed director of Arvand government area of the Iranian free trade, Ismail Zamani, according to the newspaper, expressed the hope that "European companies come to the region and looked forward to the nearby rich with oil money the Iraqi market," noting that "the security situation in Iraq is not good for Iran, but the southern region of Iraq is a good market for us. "
And saw Zamani, that "Iran is no longer able to continue to live on the petro dollars, and has no choice but to attract foreign investment for the expansion of industries and extending its home market as well as Iraq," and said that "looking at the map confirms that Iran is just a half-hour only for Basra."
In turn, the Iranian president and head of the free trade zones adviser, Akbar Torkan, and always said, according to the Financial Times, he said that "Iran's ambition goes beyond the borders of Iraq to Russia," adding that "since Iran is no longer facing international sanctions, they are trying to build a bridge between the Caspian Sea in the north and the Gulf region through the railway, which means that the Arvand commercial area that can feed not Iraq, but also Russia. "
The Iranian Trade Development Organization, recently confirmed that Iraq is the largest importer of Iranian goods, indicating that amounted to 72% of those goods go to him, and that the Iraqi imports of Iranian products rose by 15.7 percent, compared to the past in 2014.
The head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Ishaq, said, (the 25th of February 2015), Iran's exports of technical and engineering services to Iraq value, amounted to six billion dollars since the 21st of March 2014 till now.
He also announced Qsrhیrیn Assistant Governor for political and social affairs, the grace of God Nazibrorda, in, (the 28th of September 2015), the export of goods worth one billion and 43 million dollars, of Pervezkhan and Khosravi border into Iraq during the first half of this year.
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