Baghdad The World Bank affirmed its commitment to support the path of economic reform that Iraq has embarked on, and to provide assistance and advice in order to proceed with achieving this.
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, indicated, during his meeting today, Wednesday, with the Vice President of the World Bank Group for the Middle East and North Africa, Farid Belhaj, the importance of strengthening cooperation between Iraq and the World Bank, and supporting financial reforms and economic structures related to raising their efficiency, as well as work and coordination for Combating corruption and limiting its effects, supporting investment and the private sector, and benefiting from human wealth, especially young people, in the process of building a healthy and sustainable economy.
Salih added, “The government is working on economic reform plans, addressing the structural imbalances of the national economy, combating corruption and recovering its returns through international coordination, providing citizens’ requirements, securing good living conditions, and facing challenges related to the economy, climate change and environmental protection as a priority in sustainable development, in coordination and benefit from international experience in this regard.
For his part, Farid Belhaj expressed his pride in the World Bank’s partnership with Iraq and its importance, stressing the World Bank’s commitment to support the path of economic reform that Iraq has embarked on, and to provide assistance and advice in order to proceed with this.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency