ATHENS (Nov. 9)
Baghdad will become the near eastern terminus of German airlines, it was revealed here today, according to the Havas News Agency.
Establishment of a German-airline center at the Iraq capital was disclosed in the terms of a Graeco-German air convention signed here today.
A German concern will operate a regular air route from Athens to Baghdad, via Rhodes Island, an Italian possession in the Aegean Sea. Formerly this line out of Athens ended at Salonika.
Greek airlines will be permitted to span German territory.
The new air accord stems from previous arrangements made between Italy and Germany, involving, according to report, the establishment of a German air route to Ethiopia.
With the establishment of the dictatorship of Gen. John Metaxas in Greece, negotiations between this country and Germany were begun for economic agreements along various lines. The air pact signed today is the first fruit of these talks, which were begun during the trip here of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Governor of the Reichsbank.