Iraq says desires to buy 50 train sets from Turkey

Iraqi Transportation Minister Amr Abd al-Jabar Ismail paid a visit to the Turkish Wagon Industry Corporation (TUVASAS) in the northwestern province of Sakarya.

Iraq says desires to buy 50 train sets from Turkey

Iraq's transportation minister said on Thursday that his country was willing to purchase 50 train sets from Turkey.

Iraqi Transportation Minister Amr Abd al-Jabar Ismail paid a visit to the Turkish Wagon Industry Corporation (TUVASAS) in the northwestern province of Sakarya.

Speaking to reporters after the visit, Ismail said that he held talks with his Turkish counterpart following Wednesday's ceremony in Ankara for the delivery of five switching engines manufactured by Turkish Locomotive and Engine Industry Corp (TULOMSAS) for Iraqi railway administration.

Ismail said that Iraq was willing to carry out a remarkable railway project that would connect the world's north to the south.

He said products to be delivered from the Gulf countries would be transported to Turkey and Europe through Iraq thanks to such project.

Ismail said that Iraqi officials wanted to visit the TUVASAS factory in Sakarya as his country was willing to purchase new train sets from Turkey.

Iraqi minister said they also wanted to see the progress in the high-speed train project in Turkey, as a similar project would be implemented in the Iraqi capital as well.

Iraqi, Turkish and Syrian transportation ministers would hold a meeting in the upcoming days either in Istanbul or Baghdad in order to discuss new projects, Ismail also said.

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