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Iraq, Jordan agree on deducting 75% from aviation, maritime transport fees

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi (R) with his Jordanian counterpart Omar al-Razzaz (L)

Jordan and Iraq agreed on Saturday to apply a 75 percent deduction from the fees of aviation and maritime transport, according to Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz.

During his visit to Baghdad and meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Adil Abdul Mahdi, al-Razzaz pointed out that both countries agreed on using Aqaba port as one of the platforms to export Iraqi oil.

“King of Jordan Abdullah II has directed to present all facilitations to improve cooperation with Iraq,” al-Razzaz said in a joint press conference with Abdul Mahdi on Saturday.


Following the conference, President Barham Salih met with al-Razzaz at al-Salam Presidential Palace.

The Jordanian PM arrived on Friday in an official visit to Baghdad.

Recently, al-Razzaz received Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance and Planning Fuad Hussein in his office in Oman to discuss points of common interest.

Both sides stressed their keenness to enhance economic relations and discussed exporting Iraqi oil to Jordan at special prices.

During the meeting, the premier stressed the deep-rooted ties between the two nations, underscoring the importance of enhancing them on all levels to serve both countries' best interests.

For his part, Hussein said that Iraq and Jordan see eye to eye on several issues, such as continuing the war against terrorism and extreme ideologies, noting that enhancing economic and political ties are a top priority for the new Iraqi government.

Last Modified: Saturday، 29 December 2018 05:35 PM