Iran plans to establish a free-trade zone on its border with Iraq, Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Mohamed Meguid al-Sheikh said Wednesday.
Ambassador al-Sheikh told Iraqi newspaper al-Sabah that the move was aimed at facilitating the fast growing rate of trade between the two neighbouring countries, expected to reach around 3 billion dollars by the end of 2008.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Burham Saleh left Baghdad Wednesday for Tehran at the head of a governmental delegation on a three-day visit, a spokesman for the deputy premier said.
"The Iraqi delegation, including ministers and government officials, will discuss a number of economic and trade agreements to boost cooperation between the two countries in different fields," Taha al-Hashemi told the independent Voices of Iraq news agency.
Ahmadinejad had said that Iran and Iraq are natural allies and that they both benefit from their deep-rooted relations.
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