TEHRAN (Iran News) – Secretary of Iranian Association of Exporters of Technical and Engineering Services Bahman Salehi Javid says Iraq’s debts to Iran are a huge figure as Iraqis owe some $800m to Iranian companies.
Speaking to ILNA and touching upon on the talks for payment of Iraqis’ debts to Iranians, he said the amount of debts is a big figure and it is estimated at being around $800m, adding that Iraqis pay their debts but this is Iranian companies which are the losers of this type of payment and Iraqis enjoy this condition and even they bully Iranian companies.
He went on to say that he expects Iranian statesmen to step in for payment of debts to Iranian companies, admitting that there is currently enough cooperation between the government officials with Iraqi government over the payment of debts.
On the achievements of Foreign Minister’s visit to Azerbaijan for the export of technical and engineering services, he said soon they will have a meeting with deputy foreign minister on this issue and currently nothing serious has happened in this field. He added that no new development has happened about the condition of Iranian companies in Azerbaijani unless some agreements have been signed during foreign minister visit. He admitted that condition of Iranian companies in Azerbaijan is not clear and favorable yet and expressed the condition would improve.
On trade and exports to Afghanistan, Salehi Javid said Afghanistan is currently a risk and due to the lack of stability and security all trades and visits to Afghanistan are done with high risk and companies are waiting for stability in this country.
He admitted that the previous projects have to be continued and companies try to continue their projects with the least work forces and it is not expected any project to begin soon.