Iran ready to re­open trade bor­der points with Iraq

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

Iran’s deputy am­bas­sador to Iraq said on Fri­day that his coun­try is ready to open its trade bor­der points with Iraq by fol­low­ing health pro­to­cols.

Mousa Al­izadeh-tabatabaei told Mir­bad web­site in an in­ter­view that he hoped that the Iraqi of­fi­cials would pave the ground for re­sum­ing trade with Iran, IRNA re­ported.

Al­izadeh-tabatabaei said 80 per­cent of the Ira­nian bor­der points with the neigh­bor­ing coun­tries are ac­tive by pur­su­ing the health pro­to­cols against coro­n­avirus.

The joint bor­der points of Iran-iraq were tem­po­rar­ily closed down to stop the spread of the po­ten­tially fa­tal virus.

Presently, the Ira­nian bor­der points with Iraqi Kur­dis­tan are ac­tive and the ones in the south of the Iran-iraq bor­der will be re­opened in the near fu­ture.

Iran and Iraq have 1,400 kilo­me­ters of bor­der with 10 bor­der points.

A lo­cal of­fi­cial said on Fri­day that Iran ex­ported 219,363 tons of com­modi­ties, worth over $58 mil­lion to Iraq through Bash­maq bor­der dur­ing the first quar­ter of the cur­rent Ira­nian year March 20-June 20.

Head of Cus­toms Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Kur­destan Prov­ince Bakhtiar Rah­ma­nipour said that 57,898 ve­hi­cles have ex­ited Iran and 13,137 ve­hi­cles have en­tered the coun­try in the three­month pe­riod.

The trucks have to pass through san­i­tiz­ing tun­nels at both sides of the bor­der.

IRNA

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