Rouhani sees Iran-Iraq trade rising to $20 billion/year from $12 billion – TV

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran and Iraq could raise annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, in remarks carried live by state television.

“Today, the economic relations between the two countries reach about $12 billion (per year) and, through bilateral efforts, we can raise this figure to $20 billion,” Rouhani told visiting Iraqi President Barham Salih.

Iraq's President Barham Salih stands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during an official reception ceremony in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS
Iraq's President Barham Salih is welcomed by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during his visit in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS
Iraq's President Barham Salih walks with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during an official reception ceremony in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS
Iraq's President Barham Salih stands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during an official reception ceremony in Tehran, Iran, November 17, 2018. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

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