Iraq says to keep markets open to Lebanese exports after Saudi import ban

BEIRUT, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) – The Iraqi Embassy in Lebanon said on Monday that Iraq will keep its markets open to Lebanese exports to help the country weather its financial crisis, the National News Agency (NNA) reported. .

“We will provide more facilities to Lebanon and allow a better flow of Lebanese exports to the Iraqi market in light of the economic crisis in the country,” said Moshriq Ismail Mohammad, commercial attaché at the Iraqi embassy, ​​at the time. of his meeting with Toufic Dabboussi. , President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon.

The meeting focused on the details of a planned visit by a business delegation from northern Lebanon to Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.

“The visit aims to establish an integrative partnership between the two business communities by strengthening ties between businessmen from both countries,” Mohammad said.

Lebanon will benefit from exceptional facilities from the Iraqi side given the solid relations between the two countries, he added.

Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to ban all imports from Lebanon is a blow to the Lebanese economy, as the country’s farmers and industrialists export more than half of their products to the Gulf region.

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