Al-Zubaidi and US Ambassador discuss specific actions the US loan for the purchase of Boeing aircraft
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Search Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, with US Ambassador Stuart Jones, on Monday, procedures for the US loan to finance the purchase of Boeing aircraft to Iraqi Airways, and while stressing Zubaidi that the end of this week will discuss with management "Boeing" to modernize the Iraqi fleet, providing it a modern and sophisticated aircraft of type Boeing 777.
A statement from the Ministry of Transport, received (range Press) copy of it, "Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, received today, Mr. Stuart Jones Ambassador of the United States in Iraq." The two sides discussed according to the statement "special US loan of $ 2 billion measures to finance the purchase of aircraft Boeing to Iraqi Airways. "
Al-Zubaidi and touched on "the measures taken for the return of the bird green to fly in Europe through a range of measures with the transport authorities of European", adding that he "will be next Thursday greeted Mr. Donald Director of Boeing aircraft, for discussion to reconsider the types of aircraft contracted by the airline Iraqi, to modernize the fleet and providing it a modern aircraft developed including Boeing 777 aircraft that will be added to the Iraqi Navy. "He pointed out that" This transaction will serve as a big jump in open direct air routes with China, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and lines other future in addition to the conduct of intensive trips to receive visitors Arbainet Imam Hussein, "peace be upon him."
And accept al-Zubaidi, according to the statement, "development of the Iraqi transport sector where she participated more than nine prestigious companies (French, Singaporean, German and the United Arab Emirates and the Kuwaiti and Iraqi) to contribute to the rehabilitation and construction of new berths of Umm Qasr and the stronghold and Khor Al-Zubair," as well as "to instruct the Consultative Italian Mr. Alberto Scotty To view the new designs for the construction of the first phase in the port of Faw, which stages the department's contribution to global companies in the construction, which will benefit large to support the Iraqi economy and contribute to the development of the transport sector in the region. "
For his part, he praised the US ambassador Stuart Jones these efforts and wished the Iraqi Ministry of transport development, stressing "his commitment to support Iraq in all fields."
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