Iraqi minister: U.S. withdrawal contributes to attracting international companies
24/11/2011 13:59

Baghdad, November 24 (Rn) - The Iraqi Planning Minister Ali Shukri Thursday that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country will help in attracting international companies and the adoption of the budget next year.

And thanks belong to the Sadrist movement led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who is one of the most anti-American presence, but participate in the political process.
Shukri said on the sidelines of a reception held on the occasion of his ministry to withdraw the U.S. "The departure of the occupier will support the budget in 2012." The 2012 budget of about 130 trillion Iraqi dinars.

He said that the withdrawal of the U.S. military will help in attracting international companies to the country devastated by years of war and international sanctions. But analysts expect the country to witness the events of violence in an effort to destabilize the security which is often concerned about the international companies working in the country.

He thinks "There are dozens of companies world-renowned contacted the Ministry of Planning and expressed a desire to work in Iraq."

Iraq relies on oil revenues to finance about 95% of the annual budget.