The Iraqi Trade Minister has pledged to expand the market in his country for Sri Lanka tea.
This assurance was given when the Iraqi Minister Dr. Safaldeen Mohamed Abdul Hakeem Alshafi called on Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe. The visiting Minister requested the Minister to directly export Sri Lanka tea to his country. This he said would help Sri Lanka to make an enormous saving. The Iraqi Trade Minister requested Minister Samarasinghe and tea exporters to visit his country for the success of these activities.