Jordan and Iraq Sign a Contract Connecting the Electricity Network Between the Two Countries



Amman, September 27 - The governments of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq signed a contract today, Sunday to link the electricity network and sell electric power between the two countries. According to the contract, which was concluded by video communication, Jordan will provide the Iraqi side in the first phase of the project with 1000 gigawatt hours per year, after completing the network link between the two countries, followed by a second phase that allows the two sides to increase the capacity of electric energy exchange. The signing of the contract was attended by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Eng. Hala Zawati, and the Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Eng. Majed Al-Amara, while the Managing General Director of the National Electric Power Company, Eng. Amjad Rawashdeh, signed on the Iraqi side the Director General of the General Electric Power Transmission Company / Central Region Eng. Barak Saad Nour. After the signing, Minister Zawati stressed the importance of the Jordanian-Iraqi connection in enhancing cooperation between Jordan and Iraq within the framework of Jordan's aspiration to connect with neighboring countries for the purpose of exchanging electrical energy, which would contribute to the stability of electrical systems and serve the trend towards establishing a common Arab energy market, which in turn will work to enhance integration. Arab economist. She also stressed the importance of the contract, which is consistent with the objectives of the comprehensive strategy for the energy sector for the years 2020-2030, for Jordan to be a regional center for the exchange of energy in all its forms, especially after the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the electrical connection with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which constitutes a start for the comprehensive Arab electrical interconnection projects. Minister Zawati praised the existing cooperation between Jordan and the Republic of Iraq in the field of energy, stressing the importance of completing the rest of the joint energy cooperation projects for its role in serving the interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples.