Iran ready to reopen trade border points with Iraq
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.