Jordan, Egypt, Iraq discuss railway link project

تم نشره في Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 05:00 PM - آخر تعديل في Sat 12 April / Apr 2014. 05:03 PM
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AMMAN - Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Saturday met with Egyptian Minister of Transport, Ibrahim Demeiri, and Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Transport, Salman Jassim, and discussed the railway project linking the three countries.

Discussing the outcomes of the separate meetings of the Jordanian-Egyptian Higher Committee and the Jordanian-Iraqi Higher Committee, Ensour stressed the importance of the railway project in linking the countries of the Levant with North Africa, a move which will increase the trade cooperation and consolidate the Arab countries’ economic interests.

The Prime Minister was also briefed on the achievements of the Arab Bridge Maritime, a significant joint venture of the governments of Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, with an accumulated profits of more than $250 million.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Transport Lina Shabib, Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan Khaled Tharwat and Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan Jawad Abbas. (Petra)