Iran announces that an agreement has been reached with Iraq on the release of its financial assets

Baghdad  The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdul Nasser Hemmati, confirmed that during his current visit to Baghdad, he held positive discussions with senior Iraqi officials, adding that an agreement was reached with the Central Bank and the Iraqi Commercial Bank on the release of Iranian assets.

According to the official Iranian media, Hemmati said that during the tripartite meeting between him and the governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb Makhaif, and the Head of the Iraqi Commercial Bank Salem Jawad Abdulhadi Chalabi, an agreement was reached on the release of Iran’s financial assets so that the basic goods could be purchased for the country.

He referred to the importance of the talks with the heads of the Central Bank and the Commercial Bank in Iraq, indicating that during this tripartite meeting, he reviewed the areas of trade exchange between the two countries.

He added that the Prime Minister expressed his welcome and satisfaction with this agreement, and promised to follow up on its implementation on a weekly basis.

The governor of the Central Bank hoped that these consensus would contribute to developing economic and banking relations with friendly Iraq.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdel Nasser Hemmati, and his accompanying delegation arrived Monday morning in Baghdad, to follow up on the agreements signed on June 17 between him and senior Iraqi officials regarding expanding economic and banking cooperation. This afternoon, he met with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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