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| 19 February, 2017

Jordan looks forward to restoring trade with Iraq -- PM

Jordan wishes to accelerate procedures to reopen the Tureibil border crossing with Iraq, start building the oil pipeline and boost trade

Image used for illustrative purpose. Employees of the state-run South Oil Company (SOC) work on a damaged pipeline in Rumaila oilfield in Basra province.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Employees of the state-run South Oil Company (SOC) work on a damaged pipeline in Rumaila oilfield in Basra province.

Reuters/Atef Hassan
19 February 2017

AMMAN —Prime Minster Hani Mulki on Saturday stressed the importance of accelerating procedures to reopen the Tureibil border crossing with Iraq, start building the oil pipeline and boost trade, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The remarks came during a meeting with an Iraqi economic delegation to follow up on Mulki’s visit to Iraq last month. The premier expressed hope that the two countries will be able to restore trade to its previous levels.

The Iraqi delegates highlighted the need to rebuild war-affected regions after the end of the military operations in Mosul, expressing keenness on Jordan’s role in the reconstruction process. Also on Saturday, the delegation met with Jordan Investment Commission President Thabet Elwir and discussed economic cooperation.

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