[size=36]In Arar, an Iraqi-Saudi meeting to resolve the obstacles to trade exchange[/size]
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The Border Ports Authority announced, on Wednesday, the results of a new round of talks with Saudi Arabia on the Arar border port.
The authority stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that "the Committee on Transport and Border Ports, headed by Omar Al-Waeli, met with the Saudi side, headed by the governor of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, in the presence of the Saudi ambassador in Iraq, where the meeting was held and topics were discussed and roaming in the corridors of the port."
According to the statement, Al-Waeli confirmed that "points have been established to resolve all obstacles facing the process of trade exchange at the port in order to increase them and facilitate the procedures for entering goods into both countries."
He added, "It was also agreed to open a special office to certify certificates of origin after the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and to give facilities and priority to Iraqi importers and exporters alike, and the trade exchange yard was visited and workers were urged to speed up the handling and exchange process and complete the required requirements."
The administration of the port was also assigned to develop tight plans with the security services and departments operating at the port to ensure the inspection of goods and to prevent the passage of any materials outside the controls.”
For his part, he demanded that the Saudi side support the port, increase trade and activate transit as soon as possible, and nominate coordinators between the two ports to complete the planned routes. It was accomplished by them in a way that ensures the smooth flow of entry and exit of trucks.” Ended 29/R77