It is headed by the Minister of Planning on the Iraqi side. The start of the joint Iraqi-German talks, in Baghdad and Berlin, through the virtual platform (WEBEX)

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Today, Thursday, in Baghdad and Berlin, advisory meetings began between Iraq and Germany, through the virtual (WEBEX) program.
The Iraqi side in these meetings, which comes within the framework of consolidating joint cooperation between the two countries, was chaired by the Minister of Planning, Prof. Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, while on the German side it was chaired by Minister of State for Economic Affairs Martin Jagger.
And participated in the joint discussions, undersecretaries of the ministries, planning, foreign affairs, finance, housing, reconstruction and municipalities, labor and social affairs, health and environment, immigration and emigrants, as well as the head of the secretariat of the Higher Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee, and a number of general managers in the relevant ministries, and the Reconstruction Fund And the Economic Reform Unit in the Council of Ministers.
In his opening speech, the Minister of Planning valued the positions of the German government in support of Iraq in various fields, calling for more cooperation between the two countries and taking advantage of the large investment opportunities available in Iraq, indicating that the Iraqi government is serious about conducting economic reforms and addressing defects, indicating Till that the white paper is one of the important axes in the reform process, which will include many paths, among them, improving the investment environment and making it more attractive to investors, and working to generate more job opportunities, adding that the Iraqi government is committed to its pledges, which it announced On top of which are the holding of early elections, ending the issue of the displaced, taking economic reforms and supporting the private sector.
For his part, German Economy Minister Martin Jagger stressed the importance of partnership with Iraq, in various fields, in a way that strengthens and strengthens bilateral relations, stressing the readiness of German companies and government to support the efforts of the Iraqi government, invest in Iraq, and work to achieve economic reforms in several areas, announcing The allocation of 324 million euros to support Iraq, of which 270 million euros are earmarked for reconstruction and the return of displaced persons, and 60 million euros, to support reforms in service sectors and infrastructure, throughout Iraq, praising at the same time the white paper presented by the Iraqi government, usually it, An important key to achieving economic reform in Iraq.
The joint Iraqi-German discussions dealt with a number of important files and issues, including support for sustainable economic development and the implementation of reforms, the project to support the private sector, public financial management, and reconstruction operations in the liberated areas, in addition to discussing the administrative decentralization file.