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On Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani chaired the third meeting of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the Association of Iraqi Banks, and government financial agencies and departments. Taxes and customs as well as border crossings, the central bank and trade fairs.
A statement by the Prime Minister's Media Office stated that "the meeting discussed developments in the economic situation throughout Iraq, and follow-up on the exchange rates of the dollar, after the Council of Ministers approved the Central Bank's decision to reduce the official price of the dollar."
The statement added that "the meeting witnessed a discussion of the mechanisms used to implement the decisions of the Council of Ministers in the financial aspects, in addition to discussing the implementation of the directives issued in the previous meeting."
Al-Sudani stressed the importance of continuing to hold these meetings, in order to overcome obstacles facing the private sector, which the government considers a key partner in implementing its strategic programs and projects.
He stressed that "the wheel of economic reform is moving forward, as one of the priorities of the government's ministerial platform," stressing that "whoever bets on going backwards, smuggling and violating laws and instructions is a losing bet. The government and all its competent agencies will confront firmly all smugglers and speculators, and whoever obstructs the progress of reform and harm the Iraqi economy and affect the living conditions of citizens.