Washington, DC (IraqiNews.com) Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri urged the international community on Thursday to support the Iraqi economy.
During a meeting held at the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, al-Jabouri said, “Supporting the Iraqi economy will help improve the living conditions of the Iraqi people during the coming period.”
“The Iraqi Parliament was keen to pass a number of laws in the past period to revive the Iraqi economy, particularly after the recent drop in oil prices on global markets,” he said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by the Baghdad Times news website.
Al-Jabouri stressed that the Iraqi government seeks to launch more projects during the coming period, particularly after the liberation of Iraqi territories from IS militants.
“Such projects will help provide new job opportunities and empower the Iraqi youth to play a greater role in the reconstruction process of Iraq,” he pointed out.
Al-Jabouri further called for mobilizing all international efforts to reconstruct areas liberated from IS militants in Iraq as soon as possible.
Al-Jabouri traveled to the United States on Monday to discuss the future of Iraq as well as the latest developments of the fight against terrorism.
His visit to the US comes a few days after Vice-President of Iraq Osama al-Nujaifi held a series of talks in Washington DC with American officials.