US Consul: We have provided more than $ 7 billion in humanitarian and economic assistance to Iraq

US Consul: We have provided more than $ 7 billion in humanitarian and economic assistance to Iraq

2018/2/26 19:09

US Consul - We have provided more than 7 billion in humanitarian and economic assistance to IraqThe United States has provided $ 7.7 billion in humanitarian and economic aid to Iraq, US Consul General Timothy Davies said.
In a joint press conference with the Governor of Basra, Davies noted that a complex in the governorate building, attended by the correspondent of the Euphrates News Agency today, “to the extent of the commitment of the United States of America to support them to eliminate the preacher,” noting that “our relationship with the Iraqi side stronger than before and the best evidence of Our commitment and our support for the security and economy of Iraq and the presence of US Secretary of State at the donor conference in Kuwait. ”
He added that “our relationship with Iraq in the ongoing development and the visit of the Deputy Secretary of State to Baghdad and his meeting with the Higher Strategy Committee under the re-start of the Iraqi-US agreement talks is the best evidence of our support for Iraq and stability.”
“Since 2014, the United States has provided $ 1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance to Iraq and $ 6 billion in economic and technical assistance,” he said.
“We are here today to attend the commercial development program and hope to bring foreign companies to Basra,” he said, adding that “the program will focus on our support for infrastructure and bring investment companies to Iraq,” expressing his “happiness that there is an opportunity for US companies to come to Basra And invest in them. ”
He noted that “during the next two days we will work seriously on the partnership between the private and public sectors and investment in Basra.”
For his part, the governor of Basra, Asad al-Eidani, said that “the visit of the consul of the United States with an economic delegation headed by Mays al-Aboussi to hold workshops for two weeks to the province came to benefit from the US export enterprise that will support Iraq 3 billion dollars.”
He pointed out that “these funds will invest mostly in the province of Basra, and can be very close results in this investment cooperation between the private sector and the public.” End

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