Oil Minister Jabbar Ali al-Luaibi stressed the ministry's keenness to speed up the rehabilitation of the Iraqi oil pipeline transporting oil from the Kirkuk fields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan through the provinces of Salah al-Din and Nineveh, during a meeting with the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad, "Fatih Yildiz" and his accompanying delegation.
The minister said that the engineering and technical teams formed by the relevant oil companies will soon conclude studies and surveys of the pipeline and the results achieved in order to accelerate the completion of the pipeline and the resumption of oil exports through this vital and important pipeline, which is prepared by the ministry the main pipeline of oil exports through Ceyhan. And that contacts continue between the two sides to reach the best form of dealing.
The minister added that he had sent a message to his Turkish counterpart, which praised the position of the Turkish government and its keenness to develop bilateral relations and expand the horizons of cooperation between the two neighboring countries, especially in the oil and energy sector.
Al-Allaibi said in this letter that we stressed in this letter the keenness of the government and the ministry to resume oil exports through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, confirming that the oil marketing company "Sumo" is the only entity authorized to manage the marketing of oil through the port of Ceyhan and does not allow any other party to control and export oil from oil fields in Kirkuk And other Iraqi provinces.
The Minister of Oil during his meeting with the Turkish Ambassador to Iraq's desire to expand the size of the contribution of Turkish companies in the development of infrastructure and investment in the refinery sector and other strategic projects.
For his part, the Turkish ambassador said that the government of his country seeks to strengthen joint cooperation with Iraq in the oil and gas sector, and that it pays great attention to the issue of the resumption of Iraqi oil exports through the Turkish port of Ceyhan and to overcome all the problems and obstacles that stand in the way and that he is in contact with the Ministry to follow developments on the reality, Turkey is keen to expand bilateral cooperation.
Yildiz said that the bilateral relations between the two countries are witnessing great growth and development which contribute to translating this into economic and development projects that serve the interest of the two countries.
Source: Ministry of Oil