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An Iraqi-Saudi agreement to activate maritime transport between the two countries

Baghdad, Iraq and Saudi Arabia have agreed to activate commercial and tourist maritime transport between them and to allow the passage of various vehicles through the land crossing between the two countries.

Transport Minister Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli discussed during his presidency of the meeting of the Transport Committee, Border Crossings and Ports within the work of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, the work mechanism for the opening of the border crossing point between the two countries, in front of the movement of vehicles and cars.

According to a statement by the Ministry, the Minister confirmed his follow-up with the Border Ports Authority, the application of automating customs procedures, in order to standardize customs tariffs, in all Iraqi ports, indicating coordination with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the Iraqi-Saudi customs cooperation memorandum, in preparation for its entry into force.

For his part, the Saudi side expressed the Kingdom’s readiness to discuss the electronic linking process for Jedaida and Arar ports between the two countries, upon completion of the automation of customs procedures at the Arar port from the Iraqi side, to become ready for the linking process with the automated system of Saudi customs.

It was also agreed to form a technical team from both parties, to activate the maritime transport between the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, the Saudi ports for passengers and goods, and all exports and imports.


Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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