Iraq comments on the use of Saudi Arabia to its ports in the Red Sea .. These details[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/5/22 13:53 • 1012 times read[/rtl]
[Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban commented on Saudi Arabia's use of an Iraqi port in the Red Sea.
"The port was operated in 2004 after it ceased operation after 2003, and it is Iraqi in its entirety and reaches an Iraqi pipeline running from the Zubair station in Basra, passing through Saudi Arabia to the port," Ghadhban told the Euphrates News after hosting him in the oil and energy committee. Yanbu with a storage warehouse card 10 million barrels and a load of ".
"Our information now that at that time introduced by Saudi Arabia in the energy system and uses it now," stressing that the port "will be the subject of research and each incident and talk of future meetings will be one of the topics raised with them."
Al-Ghadhban stressed that "the positive relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia are in the best shape and I was in Jeddah two days ago and before the prime minister's visit to Riyadh, during which 13 memorandums of understanding were signed in various fields."
"What we have seen is an interest, a warm welcome, a serious reception and a rush, all of which indicate that the Saudi government and people are supportive of Iraq and stand against terrorism and are open in various fields, including economic activity."
An Iraqi official said on January 3, 2019, that Saudi Arabia had used an oil port on the Red Sea, which was built with Iraqi funds, while the Iraqi side objected.
The Gulf newspaper quoted the official as saying that "Iraq is seeking clarification from the Saudi side on the use of the Kingdom in recent period a port of oil on the Red Sea, was built with Iraqi funds as part of an agreement concluded at the end of the eighties between the two countries to diversify the sources of Iraqi oil exports, but stopped after the war Gulf. "Finished
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