Parliamentary Foreign Affairs: The government and the parliament can not support an agreement that would harm Iraq and its people
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confirmed that a member of the Committee on Foreign parliamentary relations , the emirate, Sunday, that the government can not , or the House of Representatives to sign or support any external agreement in which damage to Iraq and its people, while suggesting that the agreements with Jordan , which had many benefits to Iraq , including the provision of Jordan deduction for Iraq 75% of the goods entering the port of Aqaba .
The emirate said in an interview for Alsumaria News that " Iraq and after the completion of the stage of urging and the liberation of all areas has become the country need to begin the stage of reconstruction and coordination with countries to complete this stage necessary," indicating that "the government is working quickly to achieve results on the ground to prove its desire Providing services to the people.
"The agreements between Iraq and Jordan have common interests," he said, adding that "while Iraq will offer a discount and support on the price of oil to Jordan, the latter will provide Iraq with 75% discount on goods entering the port of Aqaba to Iraq."
"Among the benefits that Iraq will receive is the development of aviation, training, support of air transport and the exchange of electrical energy, all of which are in the interest of both countries," she said.
The emirate pointed out that "any agreement can be considered from several aspects, there are those who see the positive side and some see the negative side," explaining that "
The agreement, which was signed between Iraq and Jordan on the extension of an oil pipeline from Basra to the port of Aqaba, criticism from some political blocs in what others considered good.
On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Royal Jordanian Court announced details of the talks between King Abdullah II and Iraqi President Barham Salih , while stressing the need to strengthen economic cooperation, especially the extension of an oil pipeline from the city of Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba on the Red Sea.
Iraq has signed an agreement in 2012 with Jordan, including the extension of an oil pipeline across the Gulf of Aqaba with a capacity of one million barrels per day along with the extension of a gas pipeline, and includes strengthening cooperation in the field of transport and work on rail links between the two countries.
Iraq, which has the world's third largest oil reserves, estimated at 143 billion barrels, after Saudi Arabia and Iran, hopes that building the pipeline will increase its oil exports and diversify its ports.
Jordan, which imports 98 percent of its energy needs, hopes the pipeline will meet its crude oil needs of around 150,000 bpd and get 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day.
The two countries are linked to a previous agreement that would supply Jordan with about 30,000 barrels per day of Iraqi crude oil, in addition to 1,000 tons of heavy fuel, but the deal is stalled as a result of deteriorating security conditions in Iraq.