The Arab Bridge Maritime held, on Saturday, its 75th General Assembly meeting in Cairo, to discuss the situations of the company’s fleet and the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on its activities.
Ministers of Transport from Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq participated in the meeting, along with the company’s Board of Directors.
The meeting also tackled the procedures and mechanisms taken by the company to ensure the continuity of its activities, in addition to the new budget for fiscal year 2021.
The ministers have also agreed to support the company and continue to provide facilities for goods and passengers’ movement between the three countries and work to provide the best services through the company’s fleet.
During a press conference, Egypt’s Minister of Transport Kamel Al-Wazir asserted the depth of relations between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq, confirming that Egypt is keen on increasing cooperation and trade exchange between all Arab countries.
He hailed the company’s role to enhance intra-Arab trade and increasing the volume of Arab-Asian-African trade exchanges, pointing out that the company is working to ease the procedures for the transfer of goods and people in a way that helps the smooth flow of commercial traffic.
He indicated the three countries also consider establishing a new transportation company to launch a unified ticketing system.
Moreover, Jordan’s Minister of Transport Marwan Khaitan praised the Egyptian efforts to support the Arab Bridge Maritime, which contributes to building bridges of cooperation between the three countries, stressing the importance of the company in linking Asia to Africa, and achieving economic integration between the three countries.
Iraqi Minister of Transport Nasser Bandar also thanked his Jordanian and Egyptian counterparts for providing the company with all facilities to ensure the continuity of operation, and to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the company.