Iraq and U.S. sign a cooperation agreement for administrative reform

Announced that the United States, on Thursday, announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for administrative reform with Iraq, while suggesting that the Convention would remove procedures that hinder business and private investment and will help to improve the classification of the country in the World Bank report on the establishment of projects.

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said in a statement it issued and received “Alsumaria News”, a copy of “Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Iraq Alex decay has signed a cooperation agreement for administrative reform in Iraq with the Director of the Office of the Prime Minister Hamid Ahmed,” indicating that “This agreement will draw lines the broad U.S. support for the efforts of Iraqi efforts to reduce administrative obstacles in the Iraqi private sector. “

The embassy said that “the signing of the IAEA on this note will allow it to begin officially participating in the project of regulatory reform and administrative staff in Iraq,” noting that “the working groups in the project and the problem of Iraqi officials and representatives from the private sector will make recommendations to simplify the procedures for opening new projects and to obtain building permits and to facilitate trade with neighboring countries and the world. “

The embassy confirmed that “these recommendations will help to enter the country in the classification of the World Bank report on the establishment of projects,” pointing out that “this matter which will support efforts to expand the scope of investment in the economic sector in Iraq.”

The embassy explained that “the implementation of these reforms will send a clear message to international business that Iraq is laying the foundations of a new economic at a fast pace.”

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called, in the 27 of July 2011, local governments to involve the private sector in construction projects and reconstruction and investment.

It is noteworthy that Iraq and the United States signed, in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of Iraq in the transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on reducing the number of PRTs in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable rule of law development program including the police and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.