Published on Monday, 10 January 1 / December 2012 09:17 | Written by: sa-fr | | |
BAGHDAD / obelisk: expressed the Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Ameri, on Monday, "from the political point of view" not to object to the port of Mubarak, while noting "from the technical point of view" to the existence of observations on the port location affecting the canal and Iraqi ports.
Amery said in an interview with a number of journalists Kuwaitis "The port of Mubarak does not affect the port of Faw," but he returned, however, had "water shallow, but we do not have an objection to the port of Mubarak, however, that construction of the port in this particular point hurt Bmwanina so I told them that lift a little port .. and we have no objection because we انتدخل in Kuwait's sovereignty. "
He went on to say, "If we take topic politically, the opinion Hoshyar Zebari said of the right of Kuwaitis that they will create a port on the land, but I am talking in terms of art only, but that if I spoke out of political I have the right and times several I do not objected to the port of Mubarak. "
He Ameri technically to the impact of the port of Mubarak on the current Iraqi ports, "a southern Umm Qasr Umm Qasr north and Khor Al-Zubair, a port in the Khawr Abd Allah, a narrow area and not deep and we dug this waterway since the seventies in the last century."
Amery said that "Iraq is looking forward to building the largest second or third port in the world region FAO accommodate 23 million containers annually and includes more than 23 berths diverse," stressing that "the port of Mubarak, who plans to Kuwait created does not affect the port of Faw, but affect the ports of Umm Qasr South Umm Qasr North and Khor Al-Zubair which are found in a narrow sea area and shallow drilling Iraq waterway since the seventies of the last century. "
As Amiri said that "Iraq believes that full sovereignty of Kuwait and the right to set up the port of Mubarak," but he expressed hope in "moving the port location slightly as not to compromise on the movement of Iraqi ports."
He pointed out that "the two countries have held talk in this regard and agreed to resort to a specialized international arbitrator to decide on this matter."
Amiri spoke of the railway link with Kuwait, stressing the importance to be "there Skki line linking the Levant as crucial to serve the countries of the region in various areas of economic cooperation, especially between Iraq and Kuwait."
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