Iran signs pact to help rebuild Baghdad

Tehran yesterday signed an agreement with Baghdad to help execute projects in the infrastructure and services sectors in the Iraqi capital.

Iran signs pact to help rebuild Baghdad
"The municipality of Tehran must stand by Iraqis in these hard conditions," said Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the mayor of Tehran, after signing a pact with Saber Al Isawi, director of Baghdad municipality.

Qalibaf said the municipality of Tehran aims to help its Baghdad counterpart in building roads and water projects and also constructing cultural and entertainment centres.

Isawi said the two municipalities have agreed to set up a company that would execute the projects.

The company would have offices in Baghdad and Tehran to coordinate the implementation of the projects, he added. The agreement between Tehran and Baghdad comes ahead of the two-day visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Iraq which begins on March 2.

Ahmadinejad's visit would be the first by an Iranian president to Iraq since the creation of the Islamic republic.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Şubat 2008, 13:11