The Saudi authorities are preparing the international road leading from the Kingdom to Iraq through the border port of Jumaima between the two countries near Rafha province, for the first time since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Iraqi sources told Al-Bayan, Saudi Arabia, that the Saudi authorities’ belief in the restoration of the land road with Iraq, which was called during the 40-kilometer-long US-led invasion of Iraq, follows the success of Iraqi security forces in extending control over the country. After the battles fought by the Iraqi armed forces with the organization of the terrorist advocate, over the past months.
The sources pointed out that the Ministry of Transport and Roads, yesterday issued urgent directives to the branch of the ministry in the city of Rafha border with Iraq quickly to prepare the road and repair, in preparation for the launch of work at the port Jumima, which will open a passport office and another for the customs during the next few weeks, for the first time in 27 years .
The sources pointed out that Iraq is looking forward to opening Jemima crossing in the framework of strengthening relations and open the horizons of joint cooperation and increase the volume of trade and investment exchange between the two countries, noting that there are intensive visits by Iraqi leaders led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi during the past few months.
The Iraqi ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Rushdi al-Ani, announced last week the launch of four flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to Baghdad, Najaf, Erbil and Basra, explaining to reporters during a ceremony held by the Iraqi Embassy in Riyadh on the occasion of the liberation of the city of Mosul that all approvals for the operation of suspended airlines Between the two countries for nearly 27 years were issued, and the only remaining organization of landing and take-off aircraft