Jan 21, 2019, 7:35 PM
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Iran, Iraqi Kurd officials visit border to boost trade ties

Sanandaj, Jan 21, IRNA- Iran and Iraq are keen on bolstering their bilatral trade that stands at nearly $11 billion; both countries are taking steps to help to commrce at border areas.

Officials from Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan region have visited various facilities and commercial complexes on both sides of the border in a bid to increase economic ties.

Deputy political affairs of Kurdistan Governor, Hossein Khosh Eghbal, met officials from the Iraqi district of Panjwen.

Pajwen is part of Sulaymaniya, a city in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

They visited the Siran-Band border crossing and market to see for themselves the difficulties in the way of more transport and transit. Panjwen Mayor, Zana Rahman, says 'the Iraqi central government has agreed that Siran-Band become an official border crossing.'

He said the groundwork for the crossing's formal opening has been laid so that 'passengers can cross the border in the coming weeks'.

The Iraqi delegation later visited commercial complexes at Baneh county on the Iranian side of the border.

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