Washington suggest the IMF projects growth of non - oil sector in Iraq by 2018 9-4
Washington suggest the IMF projects growth of non - oil sector in Iraq by 2018
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Long-Presse / Baghdad
Suggested the US Embassy in Baghdad, on Sunday, the growth of the International Monetary Fund projects sectors is oil in Iraq by the year 2018, and revealed that Iraq is a candidate for accession to the World Trade Organization, and as pointed to the need for the Iraqi government some major reforms, the investment climate to improve, confirmed that the bank international and Washington identified the sectors that could be developed to contribute to attracting investment in Iraq.
A spokesman for the US embassy in Baghdad Kim Dboa in an interview with (long-Presse), said that "Iraq needs financial stability to evolve as the standby credit agreements of the International Monetary Fund and support associated with it will help facilitate a stronger financial position over the next few years, especially with the and a slight rise in oil prices, "returned to" Iraq needs to focus on ensuring the stability of the oil sector and the expansion of non-oil sources of revenue. "
He Dboa, that "the IMF projects growth in non-oil sectors of Iraq's economy will slow during the current year 2016, and then begin to rise by the year 2018," noting that "investing in projects in non-oil production is crucial for the Iraqis."
He predicted Dboa, "the Iraqi economy shift to a more market-oriented economy, being the focus of his business to deal with the international community, including the United States and other trading partners, where keen on belonging to the international community through its cooperation with international organizations including the IMF international and the World Bank, the United Nations and the Arab League, "stressing that" Iraq is a candidate for accession to the World trade Organization. "
He said US embassy spokesman, said: "Iraq needs to do some major reforms to improve its climate for investment for both Iraqi and foreign parties," pointing out that "the World Bank and the Government of the United States identified the sectors that will develop them to contribute to attract investment and create jobs and develop the economy Iraqi. "
He pointed Dboa, that "the International Monetary Fund will provide $ 5.4 billion to Iraq over the next three years, in addition to the plans of the World Bank to help Iraq a loan of an additional value of three billion dollars," explaining that "this assistance comes in addition to the current loans provided by these institutions which provide billions in support of infrastructure projects and to cover the budget deficit. "
The Dboa, that "the International Monetary Fund and international donors program among them the United States provided billions of dollars in extra aid for Iraq," vowing to "the continuation of the United States to work together with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and others in order to help Iraq achieve financial stability."
The number of participating countries within the humanitarian aid, stability and remove the mines which was hosted by the United States government in the private donors' conference (20 July 2016) has been granted Iraq $ 2.1 billion.
The US Embassy in Baghdad, uncovered, on Wednesday (31 August 2016), the trade exchange achieved with Iraq since the beginning of this year until August, totaled more than $ 2.6 billion, and as pointed out that trade between the two countries amounted to 6.6 billion dollars for 2015, pointed out that there is a desire among US companies to invest in Iraq.