Basra/ Iraq TradeLink: The Iraqi Parliamentary resolution to appoint Basra province as the economic capital of the country is not expected to add more to its reputation.
All believe that Basra is the real economic lung of Iraq with this law or without, but the decision is "only a psychological question".
This resolution will oblige the central government of Baghdad to provide Basra province with the services that suits it, as happened in 1970s when Kurdish Arbil province was regarded as the summer capital of Iraq.
Yesterday, the Iraqi Parliament voted for a law to regard Basra province as the economic capital of Iraq.
Source: Iraq TradeLink