Iraq expresses willingness to pay back $34m owed to Bangladesh after 3 decades, Bangladesh Ambassador to Iraq informed foreign ministry  In 1990, Bangladesh exported jute products to Iraq and in 1985 deposited money in the Iraqi central bank under an agreement for exporting manpower, those money is yet to be paid by Iraq
Rubaiya Tripty of DOT
 Bangladesh Ambassador to Iraq Md Fazlul Bari informed the foreign ministry that the Iraqi Ministry of Finance has agreed to form a delegation to resolve the matter and have requested Bangladesh to give them an idea about a possible meeting place in Dhaka or Baghdad. The letter is dated 26 October. TBS
 According to sources, during 1997-98, the Grain Board of Iraq imported jute products from the BJMC for $17.36 million. The country has not paid the price for those products yet and as of 31 December 2020, the interest-bearing debt rose to $24.90 million.
In 1985, under the “Protocol for Employing Bangladeshi Manpower” signed between Bangladesh and Iraq, the Bangladesh Bank deposited some money in the Central Bank of Iraq. According to the Bangladesh Bank, as of 30 June 2015 the amount increased to $8.99 million including interests.