Baghdad - INA
Today, Thursday, the Border Ports Authority confirmed the opening of the Arar border crossing within 20 days, while describing the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi to the region’s ports as “historical” for opening a file closed over the past years, indicating that the electronic system will work after imposing control over the ports. To reduce corruption.
The head of the authority, Omar Al-Waili, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The opening of the Arar border crossing depends on setting a date by the prime minister and in coordination with the Saudi royal court."
He added that "the Arar border crossing will be opened within a period ranging from 14 to 20 days," stressing that "the two parties are ready to open the crossing."
Al-Kadhmi and the region's outlets
He pointed out that "the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi to the border crossings in the Kurdistan region is among the important files," describing "Al-Kadhmi's visit to the outlets of the region historically, for opening a file that has been disrupted throughout the previous years."
He stressed that "Al-Kadhmi and the Commission are determined to dismantle the region’s ports file and move in the right direction," indicating that "coordination has been made with all concerned in customs in the Kurdistan region, and some problems have been overcome and solved."
He pointed out that "the authority has benefited from the region's experiences in the ports," stressing that "there is an upcoming visit to the region, based on the directives of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi, to maintain communication and activate the ports file."
Benefit from international expertise
He stated, "The authority met with the European Union delegation more than once, and it was agreed to hold a technical meeting via closed circuit television, in order to benefit from expertise, control borders, benefit from the customs clearance process, as well as benefit from modern technologies," stressing that " The agency is in contact with all agencies that provide support through training. "