The results of the Iraqi-Jordanian talks according to a statement by the office of Abdul Mahdi

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 The results of the Iraqi-Jordanian talks according to a statement by the office of Abdul Mahdi Empty The results of the Iraqi-Jordanian talks according to a statement by the office of Abdul Mahdi

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Last updated: 30 December 2018 - 12:49 PM
BAGHDAD / Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced on Sunday the results of the talks between the two Iraqi delegations and official officials. "The meeting was held in Baghdad on Saturday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Omar Al-Razzaz and the accompanying delegation accompanying the Ambassadors of the two countries, in the light of brotherly and historic relations between the Republic of Iraq and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. "The meeting discussed the political, security and economic issues and means of enhancing joint cooperation in areas that serve the interests of the Iraqi and Jordanian peoples," the statement said, quoting Adel Abdul Mahdi. Saying that "the talks are very important to achieve real outputs and make further progress in the relationship between the two neighboring countries," expressing his pride in "our relationship with Jordan and its people dear."
"We consider His Majesty King Abdullah bin Al Hussein to be a brother, a supporter and a ally, and we are pleased that the Iraqi-Jordanian relations will develop further to meet the aspirations of our two peoples to achieve our common security and more stability and economic prosperity and overcome difficulties." To strengthen security, defense and counter terrorism and to support our military and security forces in all kinds of training and capacity-building and aspire to expand cooperation in these areas. " The statement quoted the Jordanian Prime Minister as saying that "we are pleased to be in Baghdad the forum of Arabism and civilization to draw new frameworks for our relations based on genuine partnership." He pointed out that "King Abdullah II directed us to open the doors to cooperate with brotherly Iraq and to do everything we can in all Fields ". "Terrorism is a common enemy and Jordan will not be a hotbed of activity that harms Iraq's interests, security and stability on the basis of security and common interests that bind the two countries and brotherly peoples," Omar al-Razzaz said. All values, norms and ethical charters, and again congratulate the formation of the new Iraqi government. " .
The two sides agreed, according to the statement, to "many vital points on the various issues discussed in the meeting of the talks and the steps to implement them according to specific timetables." It was agreed during the discussions to take the following actions and on specific dates:
Transport sector:
o Opening the Jordanian-Iraqi border crossings (Al Karama-Trebil) in front of the door to door traffic to start the journey of goods that are perishable on 2-2-2019 and include all types of goods thereafter.

o Granting facilities for imported Iraqi goods via Aqaba, whose final destination is Iraq, a deduction of 75% of the fees charged by Aqaba Economic Authority.
o Agreement between the Royal Jordanian and Iraqi Aviation for mutual cooperation in various fields:

§ Code share.
Training and cooperation in all areas of aviation and air transport.

In the industry and trade sector:

o Activating the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers for the year 2017 exempting a number of Jordanian goods from customs as of 2-2-2019.

The two councils of the two countries decided to allocate the agreed land on the Iraqi-Jordanian border to reach a depth of 2 km on the two sides of the border and a length of 6 km for the Iraqi Jordanian Company. By 2-2-2019, in preparation for the company's presentation of the industrial zone to the private sector for operation and management on the basis of BOT.

In the financial sector

o Forming a technical and financial legal committee between the two sides to develop solutions to the outstanding financial files between the two countries.

In the energy sector

o The agreement was reached on the Jordanian-Iraqi electricity link through the network of interconnection, where the memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of the prime ministers, in which the parties agreed to take the necessary measures to accelerate the exchange of electrical energy between the two parties through direct electrical connection to the electricity networks of Iraq and Jordan.
o It was agreed to finalize the framework agreement for the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline which will extend from Basra through Haditha to Aqaba in the first quarter of 2019.
o It was agreed that the technical committees will arrive to determine the details of transportation and pricing for the export of Iraqi crude oil to Jordan before 2-2-2019.

In agriculture

o Training in the areas of optimal use of water in the fields of aquaculture and water harvesting as well as in the field of seed propagation and in the areas of biological control and the use of environmentally friendly pesticides and the training of Iraqi environmental police.

In the ICT sector

o Agreement on the passage of Internet capacity to Iraq through Jordan in 2019 to support Iraq in the construction of infrastructure.
o Agreement on the transfer of Jordanian experiences in the fields of financial technology to the brothers in Iraq.



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