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Iran exports $2B worth of medicines to Iraq

Tehran, June 30, IRNA - Deputy Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Rasoul Dinarvand said on Monday that Iran ahas exported dlrs two billion worth of medicines to Iraq.

Dinarvand made the remark in a meeting with a delegation from Iraq's Health Ministry in Tehran on Monday.

Trade exchange between Tehran and Baghdad has experienced a remarkable growth in recent years, he said, adding that "Unfortunately, we have not met the Iraqi nation's demands for medicines."

Iran spares no efforts to help the Iraqi nation which is in dire need of medicines, he said.

A number of countries through propaganda try to defame Iranian made drugs which have been distributed in Iraq, he said.

Head of Iraqi medical delegation, for his part, hoped for expansion of economic cooperation between the two countries and said "We need more assistance from Iran."

"We believe that Iranian-made medicines are of high quality and health sector in Iran has developed remarkably," he said.

The two sides also agreed on export of medical equipment from Iran to Iraq along with holding medical training courses in Iraq.

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