Tunisian minister in Iraq to activate free-trade deal

Published March 18th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Tunisian Trade Minister Tahar Siud flew into Baghdad Friday, March 16, for a visit of several days aimed at putting into effect a free-trade agreement signed recently between the two countries, the Iraqi INA agency said. 


In a statement to INA, Siud, who was accompanied by a delegation of some 60 businessmen, said the visit was aimed at "strengthening bilateral economic and trade relations and activating the free-trade agreement" between the two countries signed February 23. 


The delegation was met by Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Mahdi Saleh. Tunis and Baghdad already have trade links within the 'oil for food' program. — (AFP, Baghdad) 


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