Minister says Iraq welcomes cooperation with Iranian companies

<p style="text-align:left">Iraqi Minister of Construction and Housing Bengin Rikani said Baghdad welcomes hosting Iranian companies to engage in developmental sector, especially water and wastewater and desalination projects.

According to IRNA he stated after a meeting with Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian late on Wednesday that the talks focused on promoting ties, particularly in implementing developmental projects in Iraq.
"Iraq is willing to use Iran&rsquo;s technologies and companies in implementing water and wastewater projects,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;During the meeting, we agreed on promoting cooperation and discussed using joint water resources."
Rikani also said that both sides stressed the need for developing cooperation.
Ardekanian, for his side, said that he discussed boosting relations and private sector&rsquo;s involvement in housing sector, especially implementation of water and wastewater projects, with the Iraqi minister.
He also said that he conveyed Iranian companies&rsquo; preparedness for undertaking water and wastewater and desalination projects.
Ardekanian arrived in Baghdad at the head of a delegation late on Wednesday and was welcomed by his Iraqi counterpart.
He is also slated to hold talks with the Iraqi president and prime minister during his three-day visit to Baghdad.
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