A sub-office of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, on Monday, March 12, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman and US envoy to Arbil, John Leicester.
In a press conference on the sidelines of the opening, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Territory, the opening of the Office of the International Development Agency in the Kurdistan Region is a joint work between the region and the United States of America, and shows the support and support of America to the region.
Talabani stressed that the reforms carried out by the Kurdistan Regional Government are serious reforms and not just slogans.
The Agency’s project was based on an economic and financial reform program and a project complementary to the reforms of the territorial Government.
The size of the project development agency $ 160 million, and aims to develop and improve the public sector in the Kurdistan Region.
For his part, US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman said that this project will help the Kurdistan Regional Government in many areas, especially economic development, reiterating his country’s support for the government and citizens of the Kurdistan Region.
John Leicester, an envoy of the US Development Agency in Erbil, said the project seeks to change the lives of citizens and the level of services.
“We are pursuing a large-scale project, and we attach great importance to the region that needs assistance,” he said.
The announcement came about a month after the Iraq Reconstruction Conference, held in Kuwait in mid-February.