Iraq and Jordan Agree to Ease Border Regulations

Jordan and Iraq agreed on Saturday to ease regulations at Iraqi border posts to facilitate the transport of goods, according to a report from Petra.

A joint committee tasked with easing transport and trade also emphasised the importance of a rail link between the two neighbours and to carry out a memo of understanding signed by the two sides for this purpose.

The committee also discussed removing barriers to access of vegetables, fruits and animal products to the Iraqi market, and screening Jordan imports from Iraq.

Other topics on the agenda were unifying a visa fee for drivers and co-drivers, air transport and increasing the number of flights between the two countries, and removing hurdles to national transporters operating between the countries.

(Source: Petra)

(Picture: Tirbil (Tarbiel) border crossing between Jordan and Anbar)

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