The discovery of the project «Transit» large between Iraq and Qatar
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BAGHDAD - Iraq's charge d'affaires in Iraq Abdul Sattar al-Janabi on Tuesday unveiled a large transit project between Iraq and Qatar to transport goods from Turkey, Europe and even Jordan through the port of Umm Qasr in the southern province of Basra to Hamad port.
"We are working on the transit project to transport goods from Turkey, Europe and even Jordan through the port of Umm Qasr in the province of Basra in southern Iraq to the port of Hamad in Qatar, and there are understandings and about to sign," al-Janabi said in an interview with Al-Jazeera Net. A memorandum of understanding in this regard. "
He added that "an Iraqi technical delegation visited Doha and briefed on the facilities of the port of Hamad and it was agreed to go to a Qatari delegation to Iraq to see the logistical facilities there," noting that "was the first meeting of the forum of businessmen between the two countries in Baghdad."
"The volume of trade exchange between the two countries is limited and modest due to the circumstances experienced by Iraq and the absence of goods or goods for export and import between the two parties for dependence on oil, gas and petrochemicals. The volume of trade exchange between them is about 472 million Qatari riyals (about 129 million dollars) 2018, achieving a rise of 246 million Qatari riyals (about 67.5 million dollars) for the year 2016, and by 52% over previous years.