Xinhuanet Amman February 15 (Reporter Jiang Shaoqing) Jordanian Prime Minister Ensul said on the 15th that Jordan is very keen to strengthen cooperation with Iraq in various fields and reiterated that Jordan does not interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office of Jordan, Ensul met with Iraqi Transport Ministers Hardy · Falhan · Amiri at the Prime Minister’s Office. Ensul stressed that Jordan does not interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs and hopes that Iraq can maintain the stability and unity of the country. Ensul also said that the transportation sector is regarded as the central nerve of the economic lifeline. The cooperation between the two countries in this regard will contribute to the development of the common interests of the two countries and increase the trade volume between the two countries.
Amiri informed Ensul that the Iraqi cabinet officially approved the extension of the oil pipeline between Iraq and Jordan and will designate a special large company to implement the project.
Jordan and Iraq have agreed to extend the oil pipeline from Iraqi Basra to the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba and export 1 million barrels of crude oil a day to Jordan. According to reports, the 18 billion US dollar Basra-Aqaba crude oil pipeline is 1,680 kilometers long. The dual pipeline design will transport 1 million barrels of crude oil and about 7.3 million cubic meters of natural gas from Basra to the port of Aqaba, of which 150,000 barrels. Crude oil will meet Jordan’s daily demand, while the rest will be exported through Aqaba. The pipeline will also include a extension to the Zarka refinery in Jordan, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2017. (End)
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