Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (IRNA)

July 4, 2020

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the upgrade of a border crossing with Iraq and turning it into a trading route, daily press Baghdad Today reported.

Rouhani called on Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Minister of Roads and Urban Development to work on the reformation of the commercial border of Sumar. “Sumar could be a border city for exchanging goods with Iraq,” he said.

He added that by the end of the year, positive steps will be taken in the western provinces of Ilam, Kamarshah and Khuzestan.

Rouhani also said Iran is designing a pipeline for irrigation and drainage to service 18,000 hectares of land in the west of the country, with more than 10,000 hectares prepared so far.

Arab News

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