Envoy: Iraq Suitable Route for Goods Transit to Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi noted Iraq’s geographical situation, saying that it can replace other countries for transiting goods to Iran.
“Tehran and Baghdad share many commonalities for cooperation, Masjedi said, adding that Iraq can act as one of the largest transit destinations in the region and a bridge between the West and the East.
He noted that Iraq can connect to China via Iran’s railways.
The envoy emphasized that presently the 1,600 kilometers of common borders between Iran and Iraq are quite secure.
In relevant remarks early May, top Iranian and Iraqi border officials in a meeting reviewed ways to upgrade level of cooperation on border issues.
Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police Brigadier-General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi, in a meeting with Iraqi border official at Sulaimaniyah in East of Iraqi Kurdistan region Ramazan Ahmed al Davoudi, exchanged views on bolstering border security.
Goudarzi stressed that the aim of the meeting was to discuss ways to prevent illegal commutation through borders.
He underlined the need to develop further cooperation in borders and hold regular meetings to maintain security in borders.