Cabinet issues official decision

Cabinet approves recommendations for security at Baghdad Airport

BAGHDAD, October 10 — Iraq’s Cabinet, the Council of Ministers, approved a decision on Monday to accept recommendations on securing Baghdad International Airport.

A statement from the Cabinet’s press office said:

Regarding the protection of Baghdad International Airport, the Cabinet approved recommendations [issued] in a meeting to discuss the procedures for airport security, as follows:

1. The Civil Aviation Authority shall pay dues to the Canadian company, Business Intel, from the date it started operations, in accordance with the contract signed between [the parties].
2. Grant the Canadian company, Business Intel, a work permit, in accordance with provisions of the Special Private Security Companies Law No. (52) of 2017, as stated in the Ministry of Interior’s letter, starting from October 1, 2023.
3. The Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for extending the contract with the aforementioned company for a period of six months, starting from the expiration date of the contract signed between them.
4. The Civil Aviation Authority is mandated to contract with a reputable foreign security company through direct invitations to foreign companies.