Oil Minister Discusses With Jordanian Minister Of Energy And Mineral Resources Prospects For Strengthening Bilateral Relations

Baghdad  Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar affirmed Iraq’s keenness to consolidate bilateral relations with the brothers in the Kingdom of Jordan and expand the horizons of bilateral cooperation, in a manner that serves common interests.

During his meeting with Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Al-Zawati, he said: The meeting included discussion, recommendations and outcomes of the tripartite summit between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt in the field of cooperation in the energy file, which was held in Baghdad last June.

They also discussed strengthening bilateral relations and joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of oil to serve the interests of the two countries and brotherly peoples.

The minister added that the (Basra – Aqaba) pipeline project to be established between Iraq and Jordan for the export of crude oil is of interest to the ministry and is currently under discussion by the technical and commercial committees, and we aim to achieve economic and commercial feasibility in a way that supports sustainable development plans, and adds economic value to the two countries.

On the sale of crude oil to Jordan, Ismail indicated that the Council of Ministers approved the renewal of the annual contract with a quantity of (10 thousand barrels).

For her part, the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources said that: The visit comes to follow up and discuss the oil and energy file with Iraq after holding the tripartite summit, as well as discussing a number of topics of common interest, including the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project, which is one of the important strategic projects that bring economic benefit to both two friendly peoples.

The Jordanian Minister of Energy had arrived in Baghdad to discuss a number of files and topics with the ministries of oil, electricity and planning.


Source: National Iraqi News Agency