Iraq and Jordan will Link Power Networks


31 de diciembre de 2018, 00:21Baghdad, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Iraq and Jordan signed a memo of understanding to link their power networks, among other important agreements sealed during the high level meeting between officials of both countries.

A Jordanian delegation visiting this capital and headed by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, signed the important contracts, local media highlighted here.

During long conversations, both parts approached among others, the oil pipeline from Basora (Iraq)-Aqaba (Jordan), a railway for the region, customs exemptions and the construction of an industrial zone.

According to Razzaz, with those agreements cooperation is boosted to all levels.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, underlined that which was achieved is the result of most successful talks between both countries.

The head of the Jordanian government also talked with Iraqi President, Barham Saleh and both stressed the need to promote brotherly links between Baghdad and Amman.

In a communique issued almost in unison with the signing of the agreements, both parts said the measures to acceleratwe thwe process of exchange of electric power will start immediately.

The signature of that project was in charge of Jordan minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, and the Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Luay Khatib, with which the generating stability of both countries will be improved.

Referring to the oil pipeline from Aqaba to Basora, reports indicated that it will start operation in the first quarter of 2019.

Through that facility, Iraq will be able to pump oil to the only Jordan port in the Red Sea.

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