The GTM » April 23rd, 2017
World bank demands economic reforms from Iraq.
That language there is pure black and white- no grey
And calling for Marshall plan for Iraq……yeehaw!!
Rabbit » April 23rd, 2017
Don961 » April 23rd, 2017
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s foreign minister has asked the United States to develop a financial plan for the reconstruction of the country after ISIS, similar to a program developed for Western Europe after the Second World War.
In discussions with US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition Brett McGurk, Ibrahim al-Jaafari stressed the need for “collective support from the international community to contribute to the reconstruction of infrastructure after the defeat of terrorism,” read a statement from the foreign minister’s office published after their meeting.
Jaafari suggested “the adoption of a project similar to the Marshall Plan which contributed to rebuilding Germany after the Second World War. He emphasized activating the strategic framework signed between Baghdad and Washington,” the statement detailed.
The Marshall Plan, passed by Congress in 1948, saw the United States commit funds that eventually totaled over $12 billion (roughly $123 billion today) for the rebuilding of Western Europe ravaged by war.
The plan was adopted out of fear of Communist expansion amid economic hardship in the post-war years.
As a result of the Marshall Plan, Western European industrialization had a rebirth, bringing renewed investment into the region and, at the same time, stimulating the US economy as it created a market for American goods, according to the US Department of State.
Iraq will need billions of dollars to rebuild after ISIS. Large portions of major cities were destroyed in the war, infrastructure was neglected under ISIS, villages are riddled with mines and booby-traps. The deputy governor of Anbar estimated that his province would need $22 billion alone for reconstruction, according the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory.
McGurk visited Baghdad to discuss security and political developments in the country and the war against ISIS.
He met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday and “pledged ongoing coalition support for Iraqi forces in fight against ISIS and stabilization after ISIS,” he stated on Twitter.
Frank26 » April 23rd, 2017
PompeyPete » April 23rd, 2017
THIS WILL ALLOW THE WHALES, ALSO GREY AS SOME WOULD SUGGEST, TO DEAL PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL RELEASE! "BUNCE FOR THE BOYS"
IF CORRECT BE VERY VERY EXCITED.....WE ARE NEXT!!
EverydayJoe » April 23rd, 2017
That's my 2 cents. We'll find out soon enough.
JJonesMX » April 23rd, 2017
Samson » April 23rd, 2017
Iran is preparing to host two major economic delegations from the European Union. Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:50PM
Iran is hosting two major economic delegations from the European Union to discuss the prospects for post-sanction banking activities as well as investment in the country’s energy sector.
Ali Divandari, the director of the Monetary and Banking Research Institute of the Central Bank of Iran, was quoted by media as saying that a delegation comprising representatives from 35 European banks would arrive in Tehran for a crucial forum next Saturday.
Divandari said that the Europeans who will represent banks from Belgium, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and Holland would participate in the Fourth Banking and Business Forum Iran Europe which would be held in the Iranian capital on 29 April.
The Forum would be meant to exchange views on the progress of Iran-EU banking transactions after the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic, said the official.
Visiting speakers include Jörg Hashagen and Dr. Ulrich von Zanthier from global auditing firm KPMG, Jan-Philipp Apking from German insurance enterprise Euler Hermes AG, Martin Dinkelborg from Germany’s Deutsche Bundesbank and David Geer from the European External Action Service of the European Union.
Key note speakers in the event include Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, Chancellor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor and Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif.
European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete expected in Tehran.
Tehran will also host the First Iran-European Union Business Forum on Sustainable Energy on 29-30 April. The goal of Iran-European Union business forum on sustainable Energy is to develop business relations and open more opportunities in partnerships between Iran and the EU in the energy sector.
Key speakers include the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh and Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian.