PROJECTS: Iraq and Turkey discuss road and railway projects

Discuss railway line connecting Iraq, Syria and Turkey

  
Image used for illustrative purpose Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun April 2, 2013.

Image used for illustrative purpose Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun April 2, 2013.

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Iraq and Turkey are engaged in discussions about road and rail connectivity between the two countries, an Iraqi government official told Zawya Projects.

Fatuma Al-Musawi, director of media Department and government communication for the Ministry of Transportation said the discussions were held by the Iraqi Minister of Transportation, Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli and the Turkey's Ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz.

Al-Musawi noted that Iraq and Turkey have enjoyed strong commercial ties despite challenges like the Turkey's military operations inside Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

The Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR), affiliated to the Ministry of Transportation, had announced last year its readiness to restart work on a railway line connecting Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

(Reporting by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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