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Tishwash: The World Bank to the Ministry of Planning: ready to help Iraq quickly

On Thursday, Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najm received the World Bank mission, and discussed with them ways to enhance national efforts to confront the Corona virus pandemic and the financial crisis.

A statement of the ministry, “People” received a copy of it (May 21, 2020) that “the Minister of Planning received the resident representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Ramzi Noman and his accompanying delegation, and discussed a number of issues of common concern, ways of strengthening national efforts to confront the emerging Corona virus pandemic, and ways The guarantor in dealing with the effects of the current financial crisis that Iraq is going through, due to the drop in oil prices. “

Battal valued, according to the statement, “the level of support provided by the World Bank mission to the efforts of the Iraqi government,” calling for “a review of the structure of support provided to Iraq in accordance with the priorities of the current health and economic conditions.”

He explained that “measures adopted by the Ministry to mitigate these consequences at the immediate and medium levels, and to present a reform plan to address the future repercussions that the crisis will exert, represented by the high rates of poverty and unemployment, as a result of the economic downturn, the decline in growth rates, and the decline in gross domestic product.”

For his part, Ramzi Noman expressed “the mission’s readiness to provide all kinds of rapid and possible support that Iraq needs to face the current conditions”, praising at the same time, “the measures taken by the Ministry of Planning to face the repercussions of the crisis and contribute to protecting fragile segments of society, and the perpetuation of the wheel of life “. link