Serbia and Iraq have signed a new Air Service Agreement (ASA) regulating air traffic between the two countries. Iraq's Minister for Transport, Kadhem Finjan al-Hamami, said, "This agreement will provide an opportunity for the launch of flights between Iraq and Serbia. The new agreement builds upon the previous ASA signed between Iraq and Yugoslavia in 1975". The Serbian Minister for Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlović, noted that the new agreement addresses a range of important issues relating to air transport between the two countries. Prior to the first Gulf War, both JAT Yugoslav Airlines and Iraqi Airways maintained services between Belgrade and Baghdad.