Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met at his residence in Washington, World Bank Group President David Malpass and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Media Office, they discussed joint cooperation in various fields, supporting the Iraqi government’s efforts in administrative reform and combating corruption, supporting capacity building for Iraqi institutions, public sector reform, and banking sector reform efforts.
They also discussed cooperation in terms of financing infrastructure projects in Iraq, in the areas of water, airports, and natural gas and clean energy projects, especially solar energy for electric power generation.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of developing cooperation with the World Bank, and urged the speedy disbursement of more than one billion dollars, available as loans to the World Bank to support the government in projects ready for implementation inside Iraq.
Al-Kadhimi discussed with the President of the World Bank Group, supporting the Iraqi government’s plans in housing projects, and encouraging investments in this sector by American companies and other companies.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency