Southeast Asian sea link launched with Iraq

Published June 14th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

A sea link between Iraq and Southeast Asia was launched on Wednesday, June 13, as a ship from Indonesia arrived in the southern port of Um Qasr on a maiden trip, the official news agency INA reported. 


The 180-meter (600-foot) Liberian-flagged ship, loaded with 476 containers of food products imported under a UN humanitarian program, made a stop in Malaysia en route. The ship is to make the journey on a regular basis, INA said. ― (AFP, Baghdad) 


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