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Jahangiri to Join Talks on Iraqi Reconstruction

Iran’s long history of business and construction activities in neighboring Iraq gives it an edge over other countries competing for stakes in projects to rebuild the war-ravaged neighboring country
Iraqi officials say rebuilding the country after three years of war with the self-styled Islamic State terrorists will cost more than $88 billion.Iraqi officials say rebuilding the country after three years of war with the self-styled Islamic State terrorists will cost more than $88 billion.

Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri is expected to arrive in the Iraqi capital Baghdad today to join an Iranian business delegation led by Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari.
Invited by the Iraqi Minister of Planning Salman Al-Jumaili, Shariatmadari arrived in Baghdad earlier on Monday and was welcomed by Iraq's Deputy Commerce Minister Walid Habib al-Mousavi, IRNA reported.
According to Shariatmadari, the visit is aimed at holding talks with Iraqi officials about Iran's cooperation with the neighboring country on a wide range of issues, mainly including reconstruction of the war-stricken areas in the country.
Iraqi officials say rebuilding the country after three years of war with the self-styled Islamic State terrorists will cost more than $88 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority.
 

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