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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