Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hamouri announced at a press conference last Saturday the results of his country's talks with Iraq, which included the start of the " Door to Door " mechanism for goods, goods and petroleum products from Sunday, According to official news agency Petra (Petra).
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz held a meeting in the presence of ministers and officials from both sides in the border region between Karama and Trebil. The two officials agreed to start a new phase of joint cooperation and introduce a series of agreements signed Previously in many vital sectors into effect.
According to the " Door to Door " mechanism , the entry of Jordanian trucks into Iraqi cities, as well as the Iraqi trucks, as an alternative to the previous mechanism imposed by the security situation in Iraq during the past years, which was unloading trucks on the border and transport by trucks of the other state, which It was displaying several items of damage as well as additional costs incurred by the exporter trader.
The two sides agreed to activate the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers to exempt 393 Jordanian goods from customs as of Sunday, to allocate land on the border to the Jordanian Iraqi company and to begin the procedures for the establishment of the joint Jordanian-Iraqi industrial zone.
Hamouri said that the lists of goods were reviewed by the two sides to ensure that there is no harm to both countries, adding that these lists, which were granted a customs exemption, do not compete with Iraqi products.
On the project of electrical connection, the minister explained that it was agreed to proceed with this project and that technical studies will be completed within 3 months in this regard and that the electrical connection will be in two years from now.
On the Iraqi oil pipeline, he explained that technical studies will be carried out to develop suitable alternatives for the passage of the oil pipeline, which will extend from Basra to Aqaba, in addition to the consensus on specifying the details of transportation and pricing for the export of Iraqi crude oil to Jordan.
He pointed out that the Jordanian Ministry of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, whereby the Jordanian side will be provided with 10,000 barrels per day of oil.
On the financial claims, Minister Al-Hammouri said that it was agreed to form a technical committee from both sides to study this file and make recommendations regarding these claims.
Regarding the joint industrial zone, the Jordanian minister announced that the area will be set to a zero level between the two countries on an area of 2,000 dunums opposite to the expansion to 10 thousand dunums, pointing out that the necessary bids will be submitted for this project, which has great economic gains on both countries.
The Minister pointed out that preference was given to Jordanian agricultural products and allow access to Iraqi markets in the seasons of scarcity in Iraq.
He said that Iraqi commercial delegations were allowed to apply for visas to come to Jordan through the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce.
The talks also touched upon cooperation in other areas of transport, including the signing of an agreement between Royal Jordanian and Iraqi Airways, meteorology, ports, communications and information technology, and the agreement on the continuation of security and military coordination in the war on terrorism.
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