[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Qatar launches new navigation line with Iraq
Qatar's Ministry of Communications announced on Monday the launch of a new shipping line between Qatar and Iraq, beginning in early May.
The ministry said in a statement that the first ship to be launched from Qatar will arrive at the port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq early next month.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of a meeting of the Qatari Minister of Communications and Communications, Jassim Al-Sulaiti, with Kazem Fanjan, the Iraqi Minister of Transport.
Since June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have severed ties with Qatar and have imposed punitive measures for their "support for terrorism," which Doha has vehemently denied.
These countries imposed economic sanctions, including the closure of their airspace to Qatari air and sea and land borders, causing the closure of important import ports for Qatar, with a population of about 2.7 million, who rely mainly on imports to meet most of their food needs.