Jordan, Iraq sign telecom agreement

Amman, Jordan and Iraq on Thursday signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the various fields of the telecommunications sector, transfer of internet capacity, and the use of optical fiber.

The memorandum was signed in Baghdad by Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Muthanna Gharaybeh, and Iraqi Minister of Communications, Naim Rubaie.

On the sidelines of the MoU signing, the two sides discussed ways of developing cooperation in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, in a manner that contributes to the development of the telecommunications sector and internet services in both countries.

Gharaybeh affirmed Jordan’s readiness to cooperate with Iraq in all fields, especially the ICT sector, and to provide the best Internet services through the transfer of network capacities through the border crossings between the two countries.

For his part, Rubaie stressed the need to take the necessary internet capacity from Iraq’s neighboring countries, and to consider Trebil border crossing as the capacity reception point with Jordan.

In another meeting, Gharaybeh met with Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Saleh Jubouri, and discussed the joint relations and means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting focused on the follow-up of a number of issues, especially those discussed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Tarek Hammouri, with his Iraqi counterpart during his visit to Baghdad last month, on offering customs exemptions to Jordanian goods and the joint zone between the two countries.

Gharaybeh affirmed Jordan’s keenness to strengthen cooperation to achieve the common interests of the two countries, adding Jordan welcomes all ideas and proposals that would increase cooperation and investment opportunities with Iraq.

In turn, Jubouri said Iraq is always looking forward to establishing “strong and strategic” relations with Jordan to achieve mutual interests and to contribute to boosting development in both countries, noting Jordan is one of the countries that has advanced capabilities in various fields and sectors.

” It is important to benefit from Jordan’s successful experiences,” he pointed out.

Source: Jordan News Agency