local| 02:42 – 02/09/2021
Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Thursday, Iraq and Saudi Arabia signed a joint cooperation agreement in the field of maritime transport to strengthen relations between the two countries at the strategic level and open new horizons for cooperation in various fields.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that “the agreement, which was signed on the sidelines of the meeting of the Transport, Border Ports and Ports Committee of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, aims to support the maritime transport sector between the two countries.”
The agency added that “the agreement includes the development and development of commercial marine navigation and seeking to increase the traffic of commercial ships to transport passengers and goods, support and encourage trade exchange, facilitate the requirements and procedures for access to the ports of the two countries, and enhance the exchange of experiences and technologies between companies, institutions and maritime institutes in this field.”
The agreement also includes the treatment of ships of the two countries with regard to access to, stay and departure from their ports, as well as in cases of maritime emergencies and accidents in their territorial waters.
The agreement aims to provide facilities to shipping companies, their ships and crews, in addition to mutual recognition of the documents of ships and sailors of the two countries and coordinating their positions in international maritime conferences. Ended 29/A43