Washington: Ready to build advanced banking system in Iraq and fight corruption

Washington: Ready to build advanced banking system in Iraq and fight corruption

Posted, 27/09/2019 542

Washington - Ready to build advanced banking system in Iraq and fight corruptionKalkamsh Press / Baghdad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ready to help Iraq build an advanced banking system and contribute expertise to fight corruption during a meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi and US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Toller, US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingsley said Thursday.

The Information Office of the President of the House of Representatives in a statement, that Halbousi “discussed during the meeting political, economic and security developments in Iraq,” stressing “the role of the House of Representatives in the adoption of legislation guaranteeing the development and stability in the country.”

The statement added, “The Speaker stressed the importance of the United States and the international community to make more efforts to combat terrorism and dry up its sources and financing,” noting “the need to reduce the escalation in the region and the encirclement of crises and the call for dialogue and peace.”

The statement continued, “Halbousi called for encouraging American companies to invest more in Iraq in all industrial and commercial areas.”

The US Assistant Secretary of Treasury, for his part, stressed his country’s keenness on the security and sovereignty of Iraq, and the protection of democracy in Iraq and the gains achieved after the victory in the war on terrorism, pointing out that Washington is ready to provide assistance Expertise to fight corruption. ”

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