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H.E. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi receives a number of Iraqi businessmen






July -2- 2020

His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received this Thursday, a delegation representing a number of Iraqi businessmen
During the meeting, His Excellency the Premier Al-Kadhimi listened to the comments of businessmen regarding their business and investments in Iraq, the problems and challenges facing them, the obstacles that hinder the activation of the private sector inside the country, and ways to overcome them.
His Excellency confirmed that the current government is a government of consensus, solidarity, and national understanding to overcome the crisis and cross Iraq to safety, It is not a government of settling accounts, So that it affects the provision of services to the citizen and achieve what he aspires to, but the target is the corrupted, Noting that Iraq is going through many challenges today, the forefront of which is Coronavirus pandemic and its ramifications on the economy, called everyone the parties, unions, as well as the private sector and social activities to join the efforts and cooperate to face these challenges.
His Excellency the Premier referred to the importance of the private sector in Iraq, and the need to strengthen and encourage it to take his leadership role in a way that enables it to revitalize the Iraqi economy, Indicating that the government is today strongly moving to support the private sector, to create an appropriate environment to activate it and its contribution in building the country.
His Excellency the Premier AL-Kadhimi uttered that the government seeks to make Iraq an attractive environment for investment and investors, not a repulsive environment, indicating that there are blackmailing operations harmed the private sector, the government has deterrent measures to hold accountable and prosecute those who blackmail and bargain, underscored that the doors of the Prime Minister’s Office are open to businessmen to present their complaints about any cases of blackmail they may be exposed to, Stressing that any corruption case is dealt with seriously and the prosecution of its maker legally.
His Excellency the Premier AL-Kadhimi assured that the government is working to release the Iraqi economy from Oil's ramification, taking care to the sectors of industry, agriculture, tourism, services, investment, transportation, and others, stressing the government's seriousness in fighting corruption in all of the state institutions, especially the border crossings.
His Excellency Prime Minister stressed the need for the private sector to pay taxes in order to boost state revenues, as well as withdraw any leave or investment opportunity that has not been activated

Media Office of the Prime Minister
July -2- 2020