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Iraq signs agreement with Kuwait to establish telecom route to Europe

Baghdad ( – Iraq and Kuwait concluded a strategic collaboration settlement to generate a communications route from the Gulf to Europe.

The Iraqi Ministry of Communications stated that the new partnership aims to strengthen Iraq&#8217s strategic place in the region and that the ministry&#8217s Informatics and Telecommunications General public Corporation (ITPC) signed a strategic deal with the Kuwaiti corporation Zajil Telecom to develop an worldwide telecommunications corridor to Europe by means of Iraq, passing by Turkey.

The Iraqi Minister of Communications, Hiyam Al-Yasiri, spelled out that the arrangement aims to fortify Iraq&#8217s strategic standing in the location and improve money gains for the execution of federal government initiatives, in accordance to the Iraqi News Agency (INA).

Al-Yasiri elaborated that the arrangement is the to start with of a number of assignments for underwater and transit cables, aiming to generate interaction stream from the Gulf States, South and West Asia up to the European continent via Iraqi land and sea ports.

The Iraqi Minister of Communications indicated that this strategy, jointly with other equivalent initiatives now underneath way, will change Iraq into a protected land corridor that may rival the location&#8217s only worldwide maritime route that goes through the Suez Canal.

Al-Yasiri clarified that beside initial approvals that have been granted to link the UAE to Al-Faw in southern Iraq, the ministry will quickly indication very similar contracts, which includes a single with Saudi Arabia, in addition to other steps becoming taken with Oman and Bahrain.

The put up Iraq symptoms arrangement with Kuwait to establish telecom route to Europe appeared to start with on Iraqi News.