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Iran is waiting for Iraq to pay its debts, and the Finance Minister: is on the list of priorities
Economy News - Baghdad
The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, held a meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Finance, Abdul Amir Allawi; To discuss the issue of recovering the frozen Iranian assets in Iraq.
The meeting between Allawi and Masjedi, which was held yesterday, Monday, dealt with the political atmosphere between the two countries and the mechanisms for paying Iran's financial demands from the Iraqi side, according to the IRNA website.
In addition, Iraqi Finance Minister Ali Allawi stressed that "Iran's financial demands are on the list of priorities and that the necessary estimates have been drawn up in this regard."
It is noteworthy, that Iran is asking Iraq sums of money worth 6 billion dollars, in return for its exports of electricity and gas to this Iraq.
It is noteworthy that Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said at the end of 2020 that his country had received about 700 thousand dollars from Iraq in exchange for electricity and gas exports.
Ardakanian added that during his visit to Iraq, meetings were held, and good agreements were reached regarding dues to export electricity and gas to Iraq.
The Minister of Energy also said, (December 29, 2020), that Iran will pay for the purchase of the Corona vaccine from Europe with its own money in Iraq.
Earlier, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity warned that a number of cities, including the capital, Baghdad, are at risk of power outages due to the decline in Iranian electricity exports.
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