[size=36]Baghdad and Washington discuss the possibility of opening a direct air link between the two countries[/size]
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The Ministry of Transport said on Tuesday it was discussing the possibility of opening a direct air link between Baghdad and Washington, while US Deputy Ambassador Brian McFitters expressed his country's interest in cooperation with Iraq in the transport sector.
The ministry said in a statement received (Mawazine News), a copy of "that the Minister of Transport Abdullah Laibi received at the ministry today, Deputy US Ambassador to Iraq Brian McFitters and his delegation," noting that "This came to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and expand the horizons of work Common in all areas of transport. "
"The minister discussed during the meeting the need to activate air transport between the two countries through the opening of a direct air link between Baghdad and Washington to strengthen ties between the two sides in the transport sector on the one hand," the ministry said, pointing out that "this line serves the Iraqi community living in the United States ".
"Iraqi Airways has a contract with Boeing and has strong planes to fly long distances," he said. "We have future plans to open several destinations directly to different countries of the world."
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