Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoshyar Zebari announced on Sunday , that the volume of trade between his country and China has rose 20 times , and reached 24 billion dollars in the recent period.
Earlier in the morning, China’s Foreign Minister , Wang Yi arrived to Baghdad on an official visit.
Zebari said at a news conference with his Chinese counterpart , attended by ” Shafaq News ,” ” that The State of China today is the largest trading partner of Iraq and the largest investor in the energy sector such as oil, electricity and other fields.
He pointed out that relations between the two countries have witnessed significant development as bilateral trade has raised more than 20 times reaching a trade volume of 24 billion dollars recently , pointing out that there are more than 25 Chinese companies operating in different fields.
Zebari said “We discussed various fields with the Ambassador of China including its company contribution in the process of arming Iraq.”