Khandan - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said the government past their proceedings reform of the Iraqi economy and support the private sector and not only pivot on petroleum products.
This came during a meeting with Regional Director of the World Bank Farid Belhaj, according to a statement issued by the Information Office of Ebadi.
The statement said that "During the meeting, they discussed the progress in government reforms in the economic, financial and fiscal area and meet the challenges faced by Iraq as a result of lower oil prices globally in addition to the World Bank projects in Iraq, especially in the province of Basra."
He stressed Abadi "the importance of creating jobs in the sectors of housing, agriculture, livestock and tourism and other sectors to absorb unemployment momentum", adding that "the government past their proceedings reform of the Iraqi economy and support the private sector and non-focal only on petroleum products."
In turn, the World Bank delegation "stressed its readiness to provide assistance to Iraq in a number of projects which require high coordination with the government to implement them."
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