The United States and Iraq sign agreement to help the citizens of Iraq vulnerable
The U.S. Embassy announced in Iraq represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad, aimed at supporting the administrative reform in Iraq under the umbrella of the strategic framework agreement signed between the United States and Iraq.
According to a statement issued by the embassy on Thursday evening and received (long-Presse) a copy of “this agreement is working on framing the relationship between the United States Agency for International Development, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, as it sheds light on the support provided by the U.S. Agency for efforts by Iraq to strengthening public institutions and strengthening the management of public resources and improve service delivery. “
The statement pointed out that “the United States Agency is working closely with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs since year 2009 in order to develop a social safety net, represented in the development of an electronic system, designed to facilitate the payment method allocations social welfare”, stressing that “this system work to provide $ 20 million U.S. dollars to the Iraqi government since its launch in July 2012. “ The agreement was signed, both acting director of Mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development, David Harden, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Dara Hassan Rashid.
The acting agency David Harden said that “the signing of this agreement would lead to the deepening of a strong partnership and fruitful is already with Iraq,” stressing “support the United States Agency for the process of creating centers outstanding service performance, and ensure that the services provided by the ministry to all eligible applicants quickly and efficiently “.
For his part, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Dara Hassan Rashid, said, “We appreciate the efforts of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and we look forward in the ministry to implement all steps contained therein.” Rashid added, “will the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide support to the ministry through the administrative reform program called” thread Tarabot “, a project that will cost $ 156 million aimed at improving the delivery of social services and basic for Iraqi citizens.”
Iraq has signed with the United States at the end of November 2008, the Convention called strategic framework to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including police development program and the completion of the the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund of Iraq relief and reconstruction.