ArmInfo. Minister of Territorial Administration and Development of Armenia David Lokyan and Minister of Education and Research of Iraq Abd al-Razak Abd al-Jalil al-Isai discussed the issues of increasing trade between the countries, as well as the prospects for intensifying interaction in the field of education.
According to Minister Lokyan, who is also the co-chairman of the Armenian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission, as a result of the dynamic development of bilateral relations, the trade turnover between Yerevan and Baghdad has been growing. As David Lokyan said, Iraq exported its products to the Top-5.
Minister of Education and Research of Iraq, in turn, called the deepening of cooperation in the educational sphere promising in the context of the development of the Armenian-Iraqi relations. "We expect activation of cooperation in this sphere also in order to provide education for Iraqi students in Armenian universities," he said.
According to David Lokian, about 200 students from Iraq are currently studying at the universities of the republic. He assured that the possibility of increasing the number of students of this country in Armenia will be discussed in detail during the forthcoming meeting of the Armenian-Iraqi intergovernmental tribunal, which will be held September 25-26 in Yerevan.