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Iran's export to Iraq to reach to 3 billion dollars: Ambassador

TEHRAN, Feb. 1 (ISNA)-Iraqi officials plan to boost Iran's exports to the country which reached to 2 billion dollars in 2007, Iraqi ambassador to Tehran said.

Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh saying a considerable progress is seen in Tehran-Baghdad economic ties particularly in the field of energy added that his countries' electricity minister will come to Tehran to discuss bilateral cooperation.

Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki on the sideline of Davos meeting visited deputy prime minister of Iraq Berham Saleh and discussed over last regional developments and bilateral ties.

The two sides said utilizing potentialities available and raising bilateral visits at all levels will strengthen Iran-Iraq ties.

Iraqi government has approved a new investment law in order to expand Iran's export to this country by 3 billion dollars, he added.

Meanwhile he said security conditions in Iraq have improved by 80 percent and security plans were carried out successfully through efforts made by Iraqi neighbors and army, he added.

Iran and the U.S. have held two rounds of talks at the level of ambassadors over Iraq issue in an effort to restore peace and stability to the country.

Iraq's current situation is far better than that of Saddam's, Majid al-Sheikh added.

Political reforms will be followed by improvement of security conditions, national unity government will be established in Iraq and also those ministers who have resigned will get back to work.

He also said Iran has always supported reforming political conditions in his country and Iraqi officials are willing to cooperate with Iran in this regard.

Majid al-Sheikh also demanded Iranian officials to help in the reconstruction of Iraq to eradicate wrong related propaganda.

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