US Treasury Announces Support to Iraq and Kurdistan to Strengthen Their Economic Position

05/02/2019



Economy News _ Baghdad

US Assistant Secretary of State Marshall Blingsley announced on Tuesday his country's readiness to help Iraq and the Kurdistan region boost their economic standing.

The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement received by "Economy News" a copy of it, "The Prime Minister of Kurdistan met with US Treasury Secretary Marshall Blingsley."

"The meeting discussed the situation in the region and coordination efforts between the governments of the region and Iraq with allies, especially the United States, aimed at eliminating violence and drying up the financial and economic resources of extremist groups," the statement said.

For his part, thanked Barzani, "the United States on past and current aid provided to the Kurdistan region," stressing that "the market of the region will be of particular importance in the development of the Iraqi economy."

He added that "US Assistant Secretary of State Marshall Blingsley expressed his country's readiness to "help Iraq and the Kurdistan region strengthen their economic standing."

"I am pleased with the developments in the region in the economic infrastructure sector, reform and private sector development," he said.

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