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Iraq seeks to revive land route with Egypt

Salman Al-Gmaili

Iraqi government is seeking to reopen the land route linking Baghdad to Egypt through Jordan.

The move comes in an attempt to facilitate trade exchange.

Iraqi minister of trade and planning Salman Al-Gmaili said, after he held talks with his Egyptian counterpart, that Iraq has taken measures in this respect.

He also pressed the importance of facilitating entry of businessmen between the two countries to forge partnerships with the private sector.

Iraq needs the contribution of the Egyptian firms in the reconstruction  process given the huge capabilities that the Egyptian companies have, the minister further explained.

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