America and Iraq announce their cooperation in the production and export of oil and gas


BAGHDAD / JD / announced that U.S. and Iraqi governments cooperation areas of production and export of oil and natural gas. Confirmed that Baghdad and Washington in a joint statement issued by the Joint Coordinating Committee between the United States and Iraq in the field of energy during the opening session held by the Joint Coordinating Committee for Energy at the U.S. State Department in Washington and head of its meeting on the Iraqi side, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani and the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and special envoy and coordinator of the international energy affairs at the U.S. State Department Ambassador Carlos Pascual, "their commitment to mutual cooperation in the areas of production and export of oil and natural gas, electricity and the protection of critical infrastructure for energy. According to the statement: the parties discussed also the progress made in existing programs that aim to capacity building in the area of ​​energy and held by each of the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Agency for International Development. For its part, indicated the United States "to the great role of the potential role of" Export-Import Bank U.S. "and" Private Investment Corporation Overseas "In order to expand the scope of funding in the areas of trade and investment in energy. The two sides noted in their statement that both the Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani, the deputy U.S. Secretary of Energy Poneman will visit laboratories Lawrence Livermore National Day tomorrow, where Satalaaan presentations on the uses of advanced technology in the areas of protection of critical infrastructure facilities for oil and nuclear technology, advanced and private areas of civil and renewable energy technology. The United States renewed its commitment to continuing to support the electricity sector in Iraq through training on operation, maintenance and provision of spare parts required and the development of Iraq's plans to boost output of the main electricity and helping to implement them. Turning to the United States the important contributions in the energy sector in Iraq since 2003 that involve spending four to six billion dollars on the electricity sector and more than two billion dollars on the oil sector. The statement noted that the Joint Coordinating Committee in the field of energy had been founded under the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between Iraq and the United States in 2008 to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries in a number of initiatives. / Finished / 22 /