Jordan and Iraq agree to consolidate cooperation in all fields

Nov 03, 2004 01:00 AM

Jordan and Iraq have agreed to consolidate cooperation in all fields through forming ten sub-committees for the implementation of their cooperation program.
This came in an official statement issued following the conclusion of the joint higher committee meetings, headed by the Jordanian Prime Minister Faisal Al-Fayez and his Iraqi counterpart Ayad Allawi.

The statement said that the two sides have agreed on a number of mega projects related to infrastructure and methods of financing them, noting that this is in the strategic interest of both sides and will ease reconstruction works in Iraq.
The projects include rehabilitating and developing joint border centres, as well as constructing a highway between the Jordanian city of Al-Aqaba to the Iraqi border, the expansion of Al-Aqaba port, establishing a joint free-trade zone and linking the two countries through a railroad network.

A pipeline for the transportation Iraq's crude oil to Jordan's oil refineries in the city of Al-Zarqa will also be constructed.
It went on to say that the ten sub-committees include cooperation in the fields of military affairs, security, trade, transportation, oil, power, finance and banking, communications and information technology, health, education, scientific research, training and encouraging investment.

Source: KUNA
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