The Iraqi government signed on Wednesday with the United Nations Development Program an important agreement to support the activities of the project to stabilize the country.
The agreement, which signals the government’s confidence and strong partnership with UNDP, aims to rehabilitate infrastructure and basic services, such as water, electricity, health care, housing and education, in the liberated and affected areas, particularly Nineveh, Anbar, Salah al-Din, Diyala, Kirkuk and Basra. To 33 million, to implement many projects in those areas.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Hamid al-Ghazzi, the Iraqi government, through the signing of the agreement, to implement development projects in many areas of the country affected, and focus the effort on the most affected areas, whether in the liberated areas or the rest of the provinces.
He said that “the most prominent works and projects on which the agreement is built focus on infrastructure and water, electricity, health and other services, as our provinces still need more infrastructure and service,” he explained, “We confirm through this agreement Iraq’s commitment to strategic partnership with the United Nations Stability in the liberated areas and the return of the displaced, and the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure in the provinces that have suffered and damaged by the circumstances that have passed through the country.
For her part, the resident representative of the program in Iraq, Zeina Ali Ahmed expressed gratitude for the contribution of the Iraqi government in the program, considering the agreement between the two parties represents the firm commitment of the Iraqi government to restore stability, and encourage the safe and dignified return of communities that fled the brutality of terrorist organizations.
“The Iraqi government has been a strong and leading partner in the UNDP stabilization effort. We would not be able to complete more than 2,000 stabilization projects, benefiting more than 8 million Iraqis without this serious partnership,” she said.
“The agreement sets a precedent for increasing our participation, and we hope this will mark the beginning of a strong and lasting financial partnership in which the government will continue to contribute to projects managed by UNDP, in line with its priorities and aspirations.”
“This step represents a strong reinforcement and support for the international community’s efforts in Iraq,” she said. Achieved so far and pave the way for a more prosperous Iraq. ”