Jordan, Egypt, Iraq discuss railway

April 13, 2014 05:32


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High-ranking government officials form Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq met on Saturday to discuss a joint railway project that would link the three countries. Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour met with Egypt’s Transportation Minister Ibrahim Demeiri and Iraq’s Transportation Minister Salman Jassim, Petra news agency reported.

Ensour explained how important the railway project is as it links the countries of the Levant with North Africa, increasing trade and the economic interests of Arab countries. Jordanian Transportation Minister Lina Shabib, Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan Khaled Tharwat and Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan Jawad Abbas also attended the meeting, the report said.

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