President Mohammad Khatami stressed the need to further expand cooperation with Iraq and voiced Iran's readiness to help Iraq with its reconstruction according to its people's demand, IRNA reported from Tehran on Monday.
In a meeting with Iran's newly appointed Charge d'Affaires to Iraq Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Khatami highlighted serious cooperation with Iraq's Governing Council and called for implementation of accords already reached between Iran and the council in all fields particularly oil and energy.
He also instructed Kazemi Qomi to do his best to facilitate transportation of pilgrims to the holy shrines in both countries. The charge d'affaires presented a report on the latest developments and the ongoing projects in the country of his assignment.
Iran to set up Business Center in Basra
Iran is scheduled to set up a business center in Iraqi southern port city of Basra, IRNA reported from Baghdad on Monday.
An Iranian trade delegation which recently visited Basra and held negotiations with the members of the city council, is to set up a business center in Basra, according to the report.
The business center will be a permanent exhibition for Iran made commodities.
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