High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties

An Iraqi delegation, left, led by Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, holds a meeting with the Russian delegation, led by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov, in Baghdad, Iraq on April 25. (AP)
Updated 25 April 2019
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High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties

  • The two sides discussed trade in agriculture and industry
  • Iraq is reliant on imports to feed its population, and imports a significant portion of food items from Iran

BAGHDAD: A high-level Russian delegation is visiting Iraq to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
The delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Alhakim on Thursday.
Borisov said the two sides discussed trade in agriculture and industry and said his country is seeking to increase food exports to Iraq.
Iraq is reliant on imports to feed its population, and imports a significant portion of food items from Iran.
The Russian delegation is expected to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi later in the day.


China media accuses US of plot to ‘colonize global business’

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China media accuses US of plot to ‘colonize global business’

BEIJING: China’s state media has unleashed fresh attacks on the US as the tariff war between world’s two largest economies continues.
The China Daily newspaper on Friday accused Washington of seeking to “colonize global business” by targeting Chinese firms.
The Global Times accused the US of “hegemonic hubris” and launching a “global assault” on free trade.
The Trump administration last week put Huawei on a blacklist that effectively barred US firms from selling the Chinese company computer chips and other components without government approval. The move could cripple Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturer of networking gear and second-biggest smartphone maker.
Washington has called Huawei a threat to national security.
The Trump administration has imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports and has plans to hit another $300 billion worth.