Indian Trade Delegation Visits Iraq
An Indian trade delegation, led by the state minister for foreign affairs, arrived in Baghdad Friday for a three-day official visit, Iraq's INA news agency said.
The delegation, which includes representatives of Indian industrial, agricultural and oil-prospecting companies, will meet Iraqi officials to discuss strengthening bilateral economic and trade ties, the agency said.
India has concluded more than 150 contracts with Iraq for a total value of more than 280 million dollars. They concern Indian exports of food, pharmaceuticals, electrical and oil equipment.
Although Iraq has been under a UN embargo since 1990, it is allowed to sell limited quantities of oil in order to buy basic goods - BAGHDAD (AFP)
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