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2009-01-27 - 17:59

Official Highlights Pivotal Role of Western Province in Iran-Iraq Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of the customs department in Iran's western province of Kermanshah Mohsen Mostafaee said on Tuesday that 50 percent of Iran's total exports to Iraq passed through the office in this western province.

Mostafaee told the Islamic republic news agency that 50 percent of Iran's total 1.544-million-dollar exports to Iraq during the past three quarters was sent through Parviz-Khan customs office in Kermanshah province.

The provincial customs office of Parviz-Khan in Qasr-e Shirin border city ranked first for exports to Iraq, the official added in remarks to a local gathering held on the occasion of the International Day of Customs (January 26).

Mostafaee called Iran as Iraq's second major trade partner in the said period.

He said that during the past 10 months Iran's non-oil exports to Iraq showed a 48 percent growth in terms of weight, 52 percent higher than the similar period in the last year.