Sunday 16 December 2018 06:53 PM
BAGHDAD – Transport Minister Abdullah Luaibi on Sunday called on US Ambassador to Iraq Duklas Sulaiman to translate their support for Iraq on the ground by supporting rail projects and developing the infrastructure of Iraqi airports.
“Today, the US ambassador to Iraq, Duaa Sulaiman and his accompanying delegation met to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and expand the horizons of joint action in all fields of transport,” the ministry’s media said in a statement received by Iraq News.
He called on the US side, according to the statement, to “translate their support for Iraq on the ground by supporting rail projects and the development of the reality of the infrastructure of Iraqi airports and the development of the capacity of the staff of the ministry and its configurations in American academies.”
He added that “we discussed during the meeting how to lift the ban on Iraqi aircraft in the global atmosphere and move forward to complete the project of the port of Faw because of its role in the future active in accelerating the country’s economic wheel.”
He pointed out that “was addressed how to rehabilitate the reality of the railway in Iraq and linking it to neighboring countries and the construction of new stations to facilitate the process of transporting goods and passengers between the provinces.”
For his part, the US ambassador in Iraq promised “to provide all the necessary means to support Iraq in the fields of transport, which will enhance the reality of bilateral cooperation between the two countries