Iraqi Minister of Planning Nouri Sabah
al-Dulaimi said that the government intends to facilitate procedures
regarding granting visas to international companies that look forward to
implementing infrastructure projects in Iraq, especially for education, health
During a meeting between Dulaimi and Marta Ruedas, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and her accompanying delegation, the two sides reviewed international efforts in restoring stability and reconstruction efforts in liberated areas in the country, according to a statement by Dulaimi's office.
"Focusing efforts and upgrading cooperation with international organizations will help the Iraqi government implement reconstruction and stability programs in time," Dulaimi said.
He called on the international community to support the programs and plans announced by the Ministry of Planning, particularly the five-year development plan, the poverty reduction strategy and the private sector development strategy.
For her part, Ruedas affirmed that the UN mission in Iraq is ready to support the ministry's plans according to the priorities set by the ministry, while continuing efforts to help return all displaced persons to their areas and employ them.