SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq has extended an agreement with Jordan for another year to supply it with oil, the oil ministry said on Thursday.
The announcement came after a meeting between Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar and his Jordanian counterpart Hala Zawati in Baghdad, the ministry said in a statement.
The Council of Ministers agreed to extend an agreement to sell 10,000 barrels of oil per day to Jordan under preferential terms, the oil ministry stated.
The Jordanian minister said her visit was to follow up and discuss oil and energy with the Iraqi oil minister, following the trilateral summit between the two countries and Egypt.
In June, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held a trilateral summit with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Baghdad.
In recent years, Iraq had signed cooperation deals in the energy, health and education sectors with both countries.
Iraq is also planning to build a pipeline that is meant to export 1 million barrels per day of Iraqi crude from the southern city of Basra to Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba.