Jordanian Plane Airlifts Medical Aid to Baghdad

Published November 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Jordanian plane arrived on Sunday in the Iraqi capital -- the seventh such flight from Jordan in two months -- with a consignment of medical aid for the sanctions-hit country, airport sources said. 

The plane chartered from the Jordanian Company Royal Wings also carried a delegation from an Egyptian-Iraqi-Jordanian maritime company. 

The consignment of 70,000 dollars worth of medical aid was a gesture of "solidarity with the Iraqi people" whose country has been under UN embargo since it invaded Kuwait in 1990, said the maritime company behind the venture. 

A 10-year-old air embargo remains in place despite dozens of Arab, French, Russian and other flights to Baghdad since the capital's Saddam International Airport was reopened in August. 

Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb flew to Baghdad on November 1, becoming the highest-ranking Arab official to visit Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War that evicted Iraqi troops from Kuwait -- BAGHDAD (AFP)  



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