Iraq is the biggest trade partner of Iran and Shalamcheh border is the most important route for Iraqis to procure their needed goods

 Iran Press/Iran: Iran and Iraq have long standing relations.  Khorramshahr and Basra are twins and entwined with share cultural and economic grounds.

" we, Iraqi Shiites, have long standing and deep relations with our Iranian brothers.  7000 Iraqis come to Abadan and Khorramshahr daily and visit their relatives" an Iraqi man said.

An Iraqi woman said that " we are treated friendly and brotherly, we express our gratitude for freedom of movement and shopping "

Many Iraqis are waiting in a long queue to buy Iranian high quality goods from Shalamcheh border terminal hall.

" Iranian vegetables and fruits are in high quality and living state" said an Iraqi waiting in the queue.   

Shalamcheh border terminal is full of exporting building materials and food items due to export for Iraqis.

" the export items are building materials, petrochemicals, vegetables and dried fruits" said Memari, manager of Khorramshahr customs.

An Iraqi man says" we procure ironware to foods from Shalamcheh, the prices will go up in the event of the border close"

Iraq is the biggest trade partner of Iran and Shalamcheh border is the most important route for Iraqis to procure their needed goods.

In August this year, $36 million worth of goods was exported to Iraq from Shalamcheh border", said Bavi the head of general administration   customs of Khorramshahr

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Sep 14, 2018 11:29 Asia/Tehran
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