Minister of Commerce: eager to sign memorandums of understanding with the United States
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Search Mlas Trade Minister Mohammed Abdel-Karim with US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, economic and trade relations between the two countries and activating the Memorandum of Understanding and to serve the common interests between them.

A statement by the Ministry of Commerce received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of "The Minister of Commerce met with the US ambassador stressed during the meeting the ministry's keenness and desire to sign memorandums of understanding with the US government and companies to frame the work and ensure that the ministry companies on commercial agencies, exclusive of US companies in the field construction industries, grain and other goods and materials that are handled by the Ministry of companies. "
He welcomed the Secretary of Commerce with the participation of leading Tenders ministry import own vocabulary ration card distributed by the ministry for more than 34 million Iraqi citizen US companies, "stressing" the importance that the prices provided by these companies are according to the international price structure and specifications which operates the ministry in the importation of goods and application government regulations in this area.
"The two sides discussed the outstanding problems faced by some US companies."
The minister pointed out that "will work in this stage to solve the outstanding issues with this company and so out of the ministry's keenness on developing trade relations with US companies."
For his part, US Ambassador according to the statement the desire of US companies on the ministry's processing of rice and wheat, through participation in tenders announced by the ministry, stressing his country's desire to raise the volume of trade exchange between the two countries and a way that serves the interests of both sides.
He noted that "the two sides reviewed the US support for Iraq in the fight against terrorist gangs Daash, where the ambassador confirmed his country's readiness to continue and continue humanitarian and logistical and material support to fight these gangs."