Al-Ghizi: electricity link-up between Iraq and Saudi Arabia has benefits and will be tangible for citizens

  • 25-01-2022, 12:25
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    Cabinet Secretary General Hamid al-Ghizi said Tuesday that electricity link-up with Saudi Arabia has economic benefits, while noting that Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi directed the Ministry of Electricity to provide facilities.
    "Iraq is in dire need of electricity, and this link-up adds to electricity in partnership with the Kingdom," al-Ghizi said in a speech prior to the signing of the electricity connection agreement with Saudi Arabia, which was attended by a reporter of the Iraqi News Agency (INA), adding that “efforts between technical teams have led to the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which will yield economic benefits, as well as create competition among other countries for energy multiplicity.”

    "The government's approach aims at multiple energy, since 2020 has set its priorities in several areas, including electricity connection, and started with Jordan and Turkey, and this day with Saudi Arabia, in addition to the global trend towards energy and the need to connect the countries of the Arab and regional region," he said, adding that "Al-Kadhimi directed the Ministry of Electricity to provide all facilities to complete this project."