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Iraq participates in a meeting on financing sustainable development to tackle the Corona pandemic
Economy News - Baghdad
Thursday, President of the Republic, Barham Salih, participated in the summit meeting on financing sustainable development to address the repercussions of the Covid-19 virus, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Coutures and the Prime Ministers of Canada Justin Trudeau and Jamaica Andrew Hollins.
The media office of the President of the Republic stated in a statement received by "Al-Iqtisad News", that Saleh said in a speech on the television channel, "The exchange of ideas and finding solutions for sustainable development in the era of the Corona Virus is a matter of great importance to the world while facing this pandemic and the economic and social devastation that I left it. "
Saleh stressed during the meeting, in which French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, President of the World Bank David Malpas and a number of other leaders of the countries of the world participated, "The challenges we face as an international community are huge and urgent challenges that can be overcome if we make united efforts And concerted. "
He pointed out that "some tend to look internally, and let every country solve the problem alone. Although the impact of the virus is local, the crisis is a global crisis and therefore it needs an international response."
He added, "We are fully aware that the road ahead will be a long and arduous one, but we have no choice but perseverance and victory. We must act with a high sense of embarrassment of the situation with compassion and determination to achieve positive results, otherwise we will fail our people, especially our youth."
"We are still a country in the recovery phase. We have gone beyond civil war, violence and terrorism practiced by the so-called Islamic State, but our efforts to rebuild are still fragile. Popular demonstrations in the past fall and winter, and tragic victims, are seen as a stark reminder that patience The Iraqi people have limits. "
He emphasized that "people are ready to sacrifice their lives for a better and more prosperous future; our mission, as leaders, is to meet those aspirations", explaining that "achieving a more prosperous future and addressing the weaknesses of the Iraqi economy are promises made by the new government to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in its program. Whereas, it is committed to starting the structural reform process in Iraq.
The President of the Republic stressed that "we need transitional mechanisms to bridge the gap so that we can immediately implement fiscal stimulus policies that take us out of closed circles in order to enable the stability of our financial affairs and our economy so that we can counter the effects of Covid-19."
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