The Minister of Trade discusses with his Bahraini counterpart prospects for cooperation and activating the joint committee


The Minister of Commerce, Atheer Dawood Al-Ghurairi, met today, Monday, in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, with the Bahraini Minister of Trade and Industry, Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, and discussed with him aspects of joint cooperation in the economic, trade and investment fields and activating the work of the joint Iraqi-Bahraini committee.

During the meeting, Al-Ghurairi stressed the Iraqi government’s keenness to open up its economic, trade and investment relations with all countries of the world, including the sister country of Bahrain.

He pointed out: ‘There are great investment opportunities in Iraq, and Bahraini companies can benefit from these opportunities by concluding partnerships between the Iraqi and Bahraini private sectors, which will have an impact on the localization of Bahraini industry on Iraqi territory, especially in the field of aluminum and food manufacturing industries, in a way that serves the joint interests.’

The Minister stressed the necessity of activating the work of the joint
Iraqi-Bahraini committee and holding its meetings as soon as possible through approved diplomatic channels to stimulate the trade movement between the two countries.

He also called on the Bahraini side to actively participate in the upcoming forty-eighth session of the Baghdad International Fair.

For his part, the Bahraini Minister affirmed his country’s desire to open up its economic and commercial relations with Iraq, in a way that supports the interests of the two brotherly peoples, and exploits the opportunities available in the Iraqi market, stressing the agreement to hold joint committee meetings soon and in a manner consistent with the interests of the two countries.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency