• Short Summary

    An agreement to expand trade relations and further co-operation between Iraq and India was signed in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday (6 April).

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    SV ZOOM INTO CU INTERIOR Mr. Jalil (left) and Mr. Malaviya (right) singing agreement and shake hands as exchange agreement as officials applaud
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    SV ZOOM INTO CU Mr. Jalil speaking in Arabic.
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    SV two ministers rise and shake hands
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    The Indian capital, New Delhi, where an agreement to expand trade relations, and further co-operation between India and Iraq was signed on tuesday. It was signed by Iraq's Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Ghanim Abdul Jalil - on the left - and India's Minister for Petroleum Keshava Deva Malaviya.



    The agreement came at the end of the second session of a Joint Indo/Iraqi Commission of Economic, Technical and Cultural Co-operation between the two countries.



    The Commission started in New Delhi on 29 March and ran until 3 April under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Jalial and Shri Malaviya. Its agenda covered a wide range of subjects and examined in depth matters concerning the petroleum trade, transport and services, industrial collaboration, agriculture, culture and technology.



    During the talks both countries said they were satisfied with the progress of the implementation of decisions taken at the first session of the Joint Commission held in Baghdad in January last years.



    After the agreement had been signed Mr. Jalil spoke about the success of the joint projects being undertaken by Iraq and India.



    Iraq made known its need for Indian experts in certain specialised fields and the hope that Iraqi personnel could be trained in India. As a result India has offered to help in any practicable way to fulfill Iraq's needs.



    Both countries agreed that this week's agreement marked an important step forward in strengthening the traditionally close ties between them. They have also agreed that decisions made during the second session of the Commission will be speedily implemented. The third session of the Joint Commission will be held in later this year.




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    Background: An agreement to expand trade relations and further co-operation between Iraq and India was signed in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday (6 April).

    It was signed by India' Minister for Petroleum Keshava Deva Malaviya and Iraq's Minister for Higher Education and Scientific research Ghanim Abdul Jalil and came at the end of the second session of the Indo-Iraqi joint Commission for Economic, Technical and Cultural Co-operation. The session was held in the Indian capital from 298 March to 3 April, and was co-chaired by Shri Malaviya and Mr. Jalil.

    During his visit to India Mr. Jalil had talks with Indian leaders including President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Food, Agriculture and Irrigation, Finance, Industry, Education and Railways.

    The Commission's agenda covered a wide range of subjects and examined in depth matters concerning the petroleum trade, transport and services, industrial collaboration, agriculture, culture and technology.

    During the talks both countries expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of decisions taken by the first session of the joint Commission held in Baghdad in January 1975.

    A Commission spokesman said this week's agreement marked an important step forward in the strengthening of the traditionally close ties between India and Iraq and both sides had agreed that the decisions taken during the session just closed would be speedily implemented.

    The third session of the Joint Commission will take place in Baghdad later this year.

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    Issue Date:
    08/04/1976
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