Baghdad (IP) - During a meeting between Iran's Minister of Economy and an Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iraq, both sides agreed to collaborate on establishing joint industrial zones and completing the Shalamcheh-Basra Railway.

Iran PressMiddle East: Ehsan Khandouzi stated that progress has been made in recent months during the fifth joint economic commission meeting in Baghdad, where efforts were made to transform Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) into operational and executable projects.

Khandouzi elaborated on Iran's efforts in constructing the Shalamcheh to Basra Railway, highlighting negotiations with companies willing to engage in both nations' free trade zones and joint industrial towns. 

Hazim Majid Naj Al-Khaledi, an advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister, has pledged to carry out all agreements made with Iran since their initial meeting during Mr. Al-Sudani's administration.

Naj Al-Khaledi emphasized the importance of finishing the Shalamcheh-Basra Railway line and stated that any obstacles were identified and resolved during meetings in Baghdad before his trip to Iran. He also confirmed that all necessary equipment and personnel are currently stationed at their designated locations, prepared to begin the project.

Naj Al-Khaledi stressed the urgency of implementing joint free trade zones and industrial towns with Iran as additional priorities.


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