According to Freena, in this meeting which was held on Sunday at the minister’s office in Erbil province of Iraq with the presence of the CEO of Maku Free Zone Organization, the Secretary of the Supreme Council of Free and Special Economic Zones explained the capacities and suitable platforms for strengthening economic diplomacy between Iran and Kurdistan region and said: The approach of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to increase trade relations between the countries of the region.
Stating that one third of the country’s non-oil exports are made through free zones, he added: 70% of border transit is also done through these free zones.
Emphasizing that the approved free zones such as Baneh, Marivan, Qasr-e Shirin and Mehran are close to the Kurdistan Region, Abdolmaleki stated: We are ready to cooperate and create common border free zones with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
In this meeting, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq also pointed out the importance of developing economic relations with Iran and said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has been with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in difficult times and we believe that Iran is an advanced country that is on the path of development.
Kamal Muslim announced the region’s readiness to develop any joint cooperation in the economic field and said: We can use the capabilities of the Islamic Republic in favor of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.