Iraq and Turkey are keen to strengthen and expand the horizons of bilateral cooperation in the field of oil and energy and work together to speed up the resumption of Iraqi oil exports through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, the ministry spokesman said.
A senior delegation representing the Turkish Energy Ministry ended meetings in Baghdad with ministry officials and the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO), which focused on discussing a number of joint oil files and strengthening relations and bilateral cooperation to achieve the objectives of the two neighboring countries, said ministry spokesman Assem Jihad.
Jihad added that the issue of resuming Iraqi oil exports from the fields of Kirkuk through the Turkish port of Ceyhan was one of the topics discussed between the two sides, as well as discussing the obstacles and technical and administrative problems that stand in the way to find the necessary solutions by the concerned on both sides. Completion of the talks at a meeting in Turkey to be set later.
The delegation of the Iraqi side included Undersecretary for Gas Affairs d. Hamed Younis, Director General of the Oil Marketing Company Alaa Yasiri, Director General of the Legal Department, Director General of the Technical Department and a number of officials in the Ministry and Sumo Company.
And the delegation of the Turkish Ministry of Energy, Undersecretary of the Ministry, Mr. Al-Barslan Berkdar, legal adviser to the Minister of Energy, Director General of Oil and Gas Transmission Lines, Director General of Botash Company and General Manager of Tabac.
Source: Ministry of Oil