Baghdad - INA
Transportation Minister Nasser Hussein Bandar Al-Shibli announced today, Tuesday, the activation of land and air transit in Iraq.
A ministry statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated, "The Minister of Transport held an expanded meeting with the aim of activating transit operations in the country. The meeting included the Director General of Border Ports, Major General Dr. Omar Al-Waeli, and representatives of the Ministry of Commerce, Customs Department and Operations Command. In the presence of the technical representative of the Ministry, Engineer Talib Baish, Director General of the Technical Department, General Director of the General Land Transport Company and Director of Air Cargo at Iraqi Airways
Al-Shibli said that, "In line with the government direction that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi has committed to maximizing state resources, and in the interest of investing the important geographical location of Iraq, which is an important link for many countries, the Ministry is determined to activate transit transport operations that pass through The Iraqi airspace, as well as the Iraqi mainland, which is open to many countries, because these operations represent an important source to provide money and increase revenues in a way that serves the interest of the Iraqi citizen.