The Governor of Najaf, Majid Al-Waeli, revealed that there are efforts to establish a free zone for trade exchange between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the province.
Al-Waeli told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the identification of an area for trade exchange between Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with an area of 1,000 acres inside the Iraqi territory, 10 kilometers from the Iraqi-Saudi border."
"This project is underway in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers," noting that "the project is a commercial city for free exchange between Iraq and Saudi Arabia." Al-Waeli added.
He pointed out that "the project will provide thousands of job opportunities for the people of the province and the neighboring provinces," stressing that "its cadres are in vigorous follow-up for completing the approvals from the concerned authorities in the Iraqi government and the Saudi side."