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Today, Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, directed the competent authorities to facilitate the work requirements of the staffing of the operating oil companies, while stressing that the government has placed the associated gas investment among its priorities.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement received by Al-Maalouma Agency, that "Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani received today, Tuesday, a number of representatives of international oil companies, and during the meeting they reviewed the overall progress in the oil investment sector, and the development of the partnership between Iraq and the companies." world leader in this field.
He added, "The Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of work in the fields of extraction, expansions, and implementation of bilateral contracts, and the most important obstacles that impede the work of companies and the speedy implementation of their obligations with the Ministry of Oil."
He directed the competent authorities to "work requirements for operating companies' staffing, in terms of granting entry visas, expediting customs clearance and tax accounting."
Al-Sudani stressed "the need to take into account the environmental determinants on the part of companies, and according to the agreements signed with Iraq, in order to preserve the Iraqi environment."
He pointed out that "the government has placed associated gas investment among its priorities, in order to benefit from this wealth as soon as possible, and to achieve self-sufficiency in this vital material."
The Prime Minister urged the oil companies that signed the “fifth licensing round” to expedite the implementation of their contracts, and to keep him informed continuously of the paths of progress, stressing that Iraq is ready to support its economic partners and welcomes development proposals, just as it deals positively with observations seeking to overcome problems and overcome obstacles in cooperation. With the Ministry of Oil.” End/25
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