Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu had a meeting in Istanbul with Iraqi Transport Minister Nasser Bandar and his delegation. stating that they aim to establish strong alliances in Iraq's infrastructure development moves Karaismailoğlu direct rail link between Turkey and Iraq also noted that the establishment of priorities.
"We aim to establish strong cooperation in Iraq's infrastructure development move"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the effects of global crises such as epidemics can only be reduced by solidarity and cooperation between neighbors; He expressed that they aim to establish strong cooperation in Iraq's infrastructure development move.
Karaismailoğlu said, “In this process, we want to realize projects that will increase the welfare and quality of life of the Iraqi people together with our public sector and private sector stakeholders by meeting with our counterparts in Iraq. Today, we will discuss in detail our transport relations with my Iraqi counterpart in this context. "We will discuss the steps we will take together in the upcoming period in the fields of highway, railway and civil aviation as the sub-sectors of transportation."
"Our priority is to establish a direct rail link between the two countries"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that opening a new land border gate between the two countries and establishing a direct railway connection are their priorities and stated that they will exchange views with his counterpart Bandar in this framework. Karaismailoğlu said, "In our meeting today, we will determine concrete steps that will positively affect not only the transportation relations between our countries, but also the transportation network in our region."
Minister Karaismailoğlu also noted that guest Minister Nasser Bandar will make field visits to Eurasia Tunnel, Marmaray and Çanakkale Bridge, which are among the mega prestige projects in the country.
Nasser Bandar "Our railway works continue"
that they want to strengthen the relations between Turkey and Iraq, the Iraqi Transport Minister Nasser Band "Railway, the airline will do significant work in the field. Our railway works are currently in progress. It is our greatest wish to open a transit road between the two countries as soon as possible ”.