Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud welcomed the return of the Iraqi Airways to the Syrian airports, pointing out the importance of opening roads and border crossings and facilitating the movement of trucks between the two countries.
In a meeting with Undersecretary of Transport Ahmed Kareem Abdul Ayoub, he called for “discussing the reality of the company’s work, the results achieved to date and its transition from loss to profit and the qualitative shift achieved by operating the largest number of trucks and regular maintenance. And follow-up technical and administrative work. ”
“The importance of opening roads and border crossings and the movement of trucks between the two countries, especially that the current season of citrus is very abundant and is required and desirable in the Iraqi market and thus is an opportunity to market the crop to Iraq because of low costs if it was secured in the Iraqi market from other countries” .
He pointed out to the future vision of rail transport and to achieve an increase in trade exchange and expansion of the Department of Transport to include neighboring countries through cooperation with the brotherly Iraq, whether funding or contribute to implementation in view of the importance of the construction of this line, which is 156 kilometers long and especially that the Ministry of Transport completed its own experience line between Tartous port to the phosphate mines with a length of 289 km, and welcomed the return of Iraqi Airways to the Syrian airports.