Iraq's first flight to Kuwait since 1990 takes off

By REUTERS
February 27, 2013 14:36

Iraq's first flight to Kuwait since 1990 takes off BAGHDAD - After a freeze that lasted more than two decades, Iraq's state airline on Wednesday launched its first flight to Kuwait since former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invaded the neighboring nation in 1990.

Iraq's foreign and transport ministers traveled on the symbolic Iraqi Airways flight, hailed by officials as a sign of improving relations between the oil-producing neighbors, and they were greeted by Kuwaiti officials upon landing.

The Iraqi transport ministry said there would now be regular flights between the countries.


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