So some are asking the significance of why the government needs to be officially formed for the IMF to engage with Iraq? Usually on these types of agreements a legitimate government is needed for validating/confirm signatures. [The normal cycle for Article IV consultations for countries under a program is 24 months. Thus Iraq is not due for an Article IV until the summer of 2019.] Wrong. Iraq under it’s programs meets annually. Not to mention, the representative to Iraq told me directly they will not meet with Iraq until the completed formation of the government.