IRNA – Chairman of Ahvaz Chamber of Commerce said a 50-member trade and marketing delegation left Khuzestan for Basra, Iraq’s economic capital, on Monday.

50-member trade delegation of Khuzestan in Iraq
Shahla Amouri told IRNA that the delegation will be marketing in the fields of foodstuff, fisher, minerals, steel, technical and engineering services, drilling, oil and gas industries, protein and livestock.
She said the delegation will also present investment opportunities in Iran to the economic activists of Iraq for investment of public and private sectors.
The official noted that in the 2-day visit, a conference on presenting trade opportunities in Iran as well as a face to face meeting with Iraqi businessmen will be held.
She noted that presentation of industrial, commercial and agricultural capabilities of Khuzestan to the investors and activists of the private sector and marketing for agricultural and industrial products of Basra and other Iraqi regions are among major goals of the delegation.
Stressing that Iraq is highly important and over one fourth of the country’s exports is from Khuzestan Province, she said in addition to the old market new marketing should be conducted in Iraq and in the post-sanction era some Iraqi investors should be encouraged to make investment in Iran as a safe country.
Last year, about $1.4 billion worth of commodities were exported to Iraq through Shalamcheh and Chazzabeh towns in Khuzestan as well as marine borders.