Iraq seeking railway link with Europe

The outgoing Iraqi government announced Sunday that it was seeking to link Iraq with the neighboring countries and further with European countries by a railway system.

The government spokesman, Ali Al-Dabbagh said “The Government is working hard to link Iraq to the railway, which begins from Turkey to Europe for its effective role in changing the economy of the country when being connected to countries with considerable economic impact in the region.”

The government has already opened Iraq-Syria-Turkey railways and seeks to develop it with other European countries, Dabbagh said, before adding that “there are security problems that prevent these countries from joining the rail road’s coming from Iraq, but those problems are going to fade.”

The international railroad Iraq is attempting to link its railway to connect the Mediterranean countries, the Arabian Gulf and East Asia which is considered as the largest railway in the world.

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