Baghdad says 35 countries want to resume flights to Iraq
Iraqi Transport Minister Ahmed Murtada said Tuesday, July 10, that 35 countries intended to resume regular flights to Iraq, which has been under international sanctions since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
"35 countries have expressed their wish to launch regular flights to Iraq", said Murtada on an official visit in Delhi.
Murtada told Iraqi satellite television that he had asked Indian officials to "open an agency within the Indian air company with the perspective of resuming regular flights" between the two countries.
Dozens of flights from Arab and European countries have landed in Iraq since the reopening of Saddam International Airport in mid-August, in a challenge to the sanctions regime slapped on Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait. ― (AFP, Baghdad)
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