IRAQI PM CONFIRMS TO G7 ITS SERIOUSNESS ON ECONOMIC REFORMS

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Prime Minister, Haider al Abadi, told the ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) countries, that, the Iraqi government is serious about economic reform in the country.

A statement by his office said, Abadi “held a meeting this evening, with the ambassadors of the G7 group, EU ambassador and representatives of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).”

It said, the meeting “discussed strengthening relations with the G7 countries and supporting Iraq in all fields, in addition to stressing, Iraq is taking correct steps in the reform process and the development of its capabilities.”

The Iraqi government is “serious in its continuous work in the economic reform of the country. Iraq is currently working with the World Economic Forum, to coordinate for a mini Davos conference in Iraq.”

Abadi also stressed the importance of accelerating steps that would “stimulate the Iraqi economy,” creating jobs and removing all obstacles to investment in the country, after the recent victory over the Daesh.

The ambassadors and envoys expressed their support for the economic reform programmes and welcomed steps taken by the Iraqi government to attract international expertise and companies, to invest in various sectors in the country.

The meeting came as the two sides are preparing to participate in Kuwait’s international conference for reconstruction of Iraq, which is due to be held on Feb 12 14, in Kuwait.

Source: NAM News Network