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In order to improve diplomatic and commercial ties between the two countries, the Charge d’Affaires at the Iraqi embassy in Sri Lanka, Muhammad Obaid Al-Masoudi, called for the reopening of Sri Lanka’s embassy in Baghdad.

During a meeting on Sunday with the Sri Lankan Trade Minister, Nalin Fernando, Al-Masoudi said that the step will address visa issues and trade relations between the two countries, calling on Sri Lankan investors to establish trade ties in Iraq.

Al-Masoudi highlighted the need to strengthen economic relations and urged Sri Lankan investors to explore business opportunities in both Baghdad and the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Erbil.

The Iraqi diplomat and Fernando reviewed holding the Iraq-Sri Lanka technical and economic cooperation forum in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, as it will strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Trade, Commerce, and Food Security said that the meeting with Al-Masoudi addressed direct shipping facilities that would enhance Sri Lanka’s trade with Europe and the Middle East.

The Sri Lankan ministry said that the reopening of a Sri Lankan embassy in Iraq will resolve visa and tax issues between the two countries.

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