Iran, Iraq sign joint cooperation program in Baghdad
Labor ministers of 2 countries ink 5-year program
Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed a five-year joint cooperation program in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Iran’s Labor and Social Welfare Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari and his Iraqi counterpart Adel al-Rikabi inked the program, according to Iran’s state news agency IRNA.
Al-Rikabi said the implementation of the program will be started immediately.
Shariatmedari, who also met with Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, demanded that Iraq's natural gas and electricity debt to Iran be paid.
Allawi ensured the Iranian minister that the debt would be paid as soon as possible.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.