The caretaker Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ali Hamiyeh, tweeted on his Twitter account, writing: “Once again, thanks to Iraq: allowing the first Lebanese truck to cross into Iraqi territory through the transit system from the Trebil crossing on the Iraqi border with Jordan, and it is currently heading towards its final destination to The State of Kuwait through the Safwan border crossing.
Ali Hamieh also indicated that the first Lebanese truck has crossed today from the Trebil crossing on the border with Jordan, and it is currently inside Iraqi territory heading to its final destination in Kuwait through the Safwan border crossing, after the accompaniment and coordination conducted by the Lebanese embassy with the Iraqi authorities. Thank you for facilitating the procedures. Marking passports and customs facilitation.
According to a statement, this matter took place following the visit that Hamiyah made in February of the year 2022 to the Republic of Iraq, and based on the meetings he held at the time – and in the presence of the Lebanese ambassador to Iraq – with the concerned Iraqi officials in the country, and discussing with them the files and topics that were discussed. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport in Lebanon is concerned with it, especially the issue of allowing the transit system for Lebanese trucks loaded with goods, and those also refrigerated, through Iraqi lands destined for the rest of the Gulf countries and other countries neighboring Iraq.-
According to a statement issued by the ministry, “Given the utmost importance this issue poses to Lebanon at the various economic and financial levels, and after follow-up and continuous contacts with the Iraqi side, the Iraqi authorities, thanks to a decision of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office, instructed the concerned authorities to check the Iraqi ports that enter Through it, Lebanese trucks, by allowing them to pass through the transit system and pass through Iraqi territory to their final destination in other countries neighboring Iraq.