"Iraq, over the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 21) imported two billion dollars worth of commodities from Iran to become the second destination for Iranian exports," Behzad said.
Behzad pointed to the 44th Baghdad International Exhibition slated for Oct 21-30, and described the exhibition as an ample opportunity for introducing the Iranian companies and their products.
He reiterated that during the Baghdad Exhibition in which 20 world countries, including Germany, France and US will partake, the directors of the Iranian companies can hold talks with their Iraqi counterparts as well as participating officials of other countries on bilateral cooperation, the official said.
So, Iran has planned for having 'strong presence' in the upcoming Iraqi exhibition, Behzad stressed.
In relevant remarks in mid-July, Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said that Tehran is ready to help Baghdad with the reconstruction of Iraq.
He stressed the fact that the security in Iran and Iraq is intertwined, and said, "We are honored to stand by the Iraqi government and people in the fight against the ISIL terrorist group."
Masjedi pointed to launching reconstruction projects in Iraq, and said Iran will stand by the Iraqis to reconstruct the country.
In relevant remarks in May, Masjedi underlined that the security and progress of Iraq is highly important to his country.
"Iraq's security is Iran's security and vice versa," Masjedi said in a meeting with a number of Iraqi officials in the Southern province of Karbala.
Referring to abundant commonalities of Iran and Iraq in different cultural, religious, historical and geographical fields, he said, "We need each other and further boost in Iraq's power is desired by Iran and if Iran's power increases, these capabilities will be at Iraq's service."
Masjedi also stressed that any country or group which seeks to tarnish the relations between the two countries is neither Iran's nor Iraq's friend.