Transport Ministry: Agreement to open new transport lines between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Baghdad, The Minister of Transport, Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi, headed a ministerial delegation that included a number of Directors General, participated in the ‘Future of Aviation 2024 Conference’ in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the period from 20 to 22 May this year.

A statement by the Ministry’s media office said that the Minister headed a delegation that included the Director General of the General Company for Airports and Air Navigation Management, Abbas Al-Baidhani, the Director General of the General Company for Iraqi Airways, Manaf Abdel Moneim Ajel, and a number of officials in the Ministry, to participate in the (Future of Aviation 2024) conference in Riyadh, which witnessed the participation of 120 speakers, they reviewed their expertise on the most prominent issues facing the global aviation sector, including growth and investment, airports and air connectivity, supply chain management and flexibility, shipping and logistics services, air traffic and the future of aviation, technology, digita
l transformation and safety, and others.

The statement stated that, on the sidelines of the conference activities, the Minister met with a number of his counterparts in the Arab region, to discuss ways to enhance joint cooperation and exchange experiences, in a way that contributes to the development of the Iraqi transport sector.

It added: “The Iraqi delegation held several meetings with international officials that reached important results and agreements related to the transport sector, in the presence of the Iraqi Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Safiya Al-Suhail.”

It pointed out that during the minister’s meeting with his Saudi counterpart, it was agreed to activate air links between Iraqi and Saudi airports, in light of the increasing demand by citizens in both countries for religious tourism travel between the two countries.

There was also an agreement between Transport Minister Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi and his Saudi counterpart to activate air links between Iraqi and Saudi airports.

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he statement pointed out that the minister said, during his meetings with a number of officials, that the transport sector in Iraq is witnessing a major development and, noting that the aviation sector has recently witnessed a recovery at the level of services at airports, and the demand of travelers for the Iraqi national carrier, which has expanded its travel destinations, and is still continuing its efforts in this regard.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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