Talabani calls for enhancing economic relations with US

BAGHDAD / President Jalal Talabani called for enhancing economic relations and encouraging U.S. companies to work in Iraq, according to a presidential statement.   President Talabani met U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey today.   The statement, as received by, said both sides discussed bilateral relation in light of the agreement signed between them.   It added that Talabani called on U.S. companies to rehabilitate and develop Iraqi infrastructures in the economic and services fields.   Ambassador Jeffrey, for his part, praised Talabani’s role in bringing viewpoints closer together to serve the political process and in building the new Iraq. RM (TS)/SR 320

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