Tunisia, Iraq Sign a Free-Trade Agreement
Tunisia and Iraq have signed a free-trade accord during a visit to Tunis by Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassine Ramadan, officials told AFP on Friday.
Ramadan clinched the deal with Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, the officials said.
Tunisia's government has repeatedly called for a lifting of the crippling sanctions imposed on Baghdad since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
Ramadan and Ghannouchi said the agreement is part of a bid to establish a larger Arab free-trade zone.
Iraq has two similar agreements with Egypt and Syria. Last week, Syria signed a free trade agreement with Saudi Arabia.
Tunis and Baghdad are already linked by several commercial contracts under the UN oil-for-food program, which allows Iraq to obtain essential goods – Albawaba.com
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