By Nina Overianova
The Minister for Industry and Minerals of Iraq, Ahmed al-Karboli, has announced that Belarus and Iraq are now discussing the possibility of setting up an assembly facility for Belarusian tractors in Iraq. “According to preliminary agreements, a tractor assembly enterprise could be set up in Iraq in future,” he tells us, adding that Belarusian and Iraqi experts are to discuss conditions and prospects of co-operation as part of the project.
The Iraqi delegation visited the Minsk Tractor Works, viewing its operation and conditions for tractor making. “This is the first step towards co-operation,” stressed Ahmed al-Karboli, expressing his hope that the visit would inspire other ministries from Iraq to come to Belarus, while promoting bilateral collaboration. Mr. al-Karboli notes that Belarus and Iraq have agreed to set up a commission for trade and economic co-operation.