The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) announced it will soon be opening offices affiliated to Milaha in Umm Qasr Port in Iraq.
The offices aim to facilitate the maritime flow between Qatar and Iraq, a step coming in harmony with the great development of relations between Qatar and Iraq, especially that the Qatari-Iraqi relations are approaching an important stage of bilateral co-operation at all levels in order to benefit the people of both countries.
A statement issued by the ministry highlighted the results of the meeting between HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and Iraq's Transport Minister Kazem Finjan during his visit to Doha in April.
The meeting resulted in fruitful co-operation in the areas of shipping, ports and aviation.
The statement said the results of the meeting quickly came into effect by launching the new direct maritime shipping line between Hamad Port and Umm Qasr port on May 7.
The shipping line was announced during the meeting to help open wide horizons of mutual co-operation and promote trade and economic relations between both countries.
It also aims to provide more flexibility for clients and Iraqi partners through providing wider coverage of ports and lessening shipping duration.