Armenia, Iraq mull commencing direct Yerevan-Baghdad flights

Armenpress 16:58, 11 March, 2019

YEREVAN, MARCH 11, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s Ambassador to Iraq Hrachya Poladyan held a meeting on March 10 with Minister of Transportation Abdullah Luaibi Bahedh, the foreign ministry said in a news release.

Poladyan congratulated the Iraqi minister on taking office, wishing productive work.

The sides addressed the agenda of the current cooperation in transportation of the Armenian-Iraqi bilateral relations. In particular, the Armenian ambassador pointed out the necessity of implementing the agreements and clauses that have been reached during the 2nd Armenian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission meeting that took place in Yerevan, highlighting the opening of land connections for shipments through Iran towards several border checkpoints in Iraq, which can boost the volumes of bilateral trade.

The sides agreed that soon specialists from both countries will have the opportunity to negotiate on the matter.

They also discussed the possibilities for opening regular direct flights between Yerevan and Baghdad, and agreed to carry out concrete steps in this direction.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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