Britain calls for Baghdad to "radical measures to tackle the financial crisis," and invites them to "emulate" Ankara and Riyadh



Author: HH, MK
Editor: HH, NS

02.17.2016 15:00


Long-Presse / Baghdad
, Confirmed the British Embassy in Baghdad, said Wednesday that the Iraqi economy is going through a difficult period as a result of lower oil prices, and stressed the need to "showdown citizens what is happening", as urged the Iraqi government to "take firm and radical measures to tackle the financial crisis," which has been invited to "follow the example of "Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

He said a political adviser to the British Embassy in Baghdad Trithor Louis, in a speech during the hosting of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives and a delegation representing the British Embassy, ​​and attended (the long-Presse), "It's no secret that the Iraqi economy is going through a difficult phase and this applies to the Kurdistan region," noting that "without a real drastic action, things get worse and there will be a possibility of civil unrest and this thing we do not want to see it."

He said Lewis, that "Iraqis are deciding what they are doing and for the benefit of the country", calling on the Iraqi government to "take firm and drastic action to confront this austerity, especially with respect to reducing the salaries and expenses and government salaries and the fight against corruption."

He called Lewis, the Iraqi government to "disclose a message of austerity to the general public in order to understand that the economy is in difficulty as a result of lower oil prices," expressing his country's readiness to "provide expertise and assistance in this area, especially since Britain undergone such events."

He said a political adviser to the British embassy, ​​that "there are countries that surround Iraq and the feel of prosperity such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey," stressing the need that "Iraq will be a part of these countries and the countries that lead the region and the need of economic reform."

It is noteworthy that Iraq is experiencing a financial crisis due to falling oil prices and the war against al (Daash), but the crisis is greatly influenced in the Kurdistan region, where led to salary payments stopped since about the middle of last year, 2015, at a time when the Government of the Territory are looking for a way out of that the crisis.

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