SHAHRISTANI ASSERTS THAT IRAQ SOUGHT TO INCREASE THE VOLUME OF TRADE WITH FRANCE
Tomorrow’s Press / Baghdad: Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, Monday, that Iraq is seeking to increase the volume of trade with France, indicating that the exchange last year reached 1.7 billion euros. Shahristani said in a speech during the Business Forum and the Iraqi investment Frenchman in Baghdad, attended by “tomorrow’s Press,” that “there are 42 French companies operating in Iraq, and that number does not quite,” noting that it “would invite French companies for the Iraqi market to invest in it.”
He added that “trade between Iraq and France last year reached 1.7 billion euros, and that this figure is more than the past years and are seeking to increase it,” adding that “it does not meet the ambitious compared with the neighboring countries of France arrived with her ??exchange to more than ten times that figure “. referred to as the French-Iraqi relations witnessed a remarkable improvement after the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 to Iraq, which was evacuated returned more French companies to invest in Iraq after being suspended following the entry of U.S. troops in 2003 to him.