Iranian trade exhibition kicks off in Sulaimani, Kurdistan region
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Representatives of around 100 Iranian companies started displaying their products on Tuesday, the first day of the second annual Iranian trade fair held in the city of Sulaimani, in the Kurdistan region. .
In addition to the visiting merchants at the fair, the dignitaries in attendance included the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iranian Consul General in the Autonomous Region of Iraq.
Participating Iranian companies showcased thousands of items on and around the brightly colored display tables across the venue. Organizers told Kurdistan 24 that more than 400 investors were also attending the five-day event.
The Kurdistan region has strong economic ties with Iran and imports many products from its eastern neighbor, including food, agricultural products, household appliances, auto parts and hundreds of other items.
The volume of trade between Iran and Iraq has increased in recent years to some $ 7 billion per year, much of it with the Kurdistan region. Tehran has announced plans to increase the market share of Iranian companies operating in Iraq to $ 20 billion in the coming years.
Edited by John J. Catherine