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    Joint statement of the Supreme Coordination Committee (HCC) between Iraq and the United States

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    Post by Rocky Tue 16 Apr 2024, 5:06 am

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    Today, Tuesday (April 16, 2024), the Media Office of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani published the joint statement of the Supreme Coordination Committee (HCC) between Iraq and the United States.
    The office stated in a statement received by "Baghdad Today", "The delegation of the Republic of Iraq, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning Muhammad Tamim, and the delegation of the United States government, led by Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken, chaired the meeting of the Supreme Coordination Committee (HCC) yesterday, Monday." Corresponding to April 15, in accordance with the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement between Iraq and the United States.
    He added, "The two sides stressed the importance of the bilateral partnership and Iraq's vital role in the region's security and prosperity, and expressed their desire to expand the depth and scope of the relationship between the two countries, including in the areas of energy independence, financial reform, providing services to the Iraqi people, and strengthening democracy and the rule of law." And strengthening educational and cultural relations, and representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq also participated in the meeting.”

    He pointed out that "the Iraqi delegation and the American delegation expressed a common opinion that Iraq has the ability to exploit its enormous natural gas resources, invest in new energy infrastructure and renewable energy sources, and achieve self-sufficiency in energy by 2030. The United States praised Iraq for the progress it has made." We have achieved great progress in reducing gas emissions and working to market associated gas. The great gas potential in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is a major component of energy security in Iraq, as is the increase in private sector investments.”

    He pointed out, "To allow Iraq to benefit from the leading technology and expertise of the American private sector, Iraq and the United States announced the signing of new memorandums of understanding to process burned gas and convert it into usable electricity for the Iraqi people. The two sides also stressed the importance of resuming oil exports via the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline," while The United States praised Iraq for its great efforts to increase regional connectivity, especially with regard to electrical interconnection with Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and after years of work to build its interconnection with Jordan, Iraq began receiving 40 megawatts of electricity for its people. The capacity will increase in the future stages to 900 megawatts, and Iraq has confirmed that strengthening ties, which are based on common interests with neighbors, is the basis for local prosperity.”

    The office stated, according to the statement, that “Iraq and the United States also discussed Iraq’s interest in using peaceful nuclear energy, including emerging nuclear technologies, and they also discussed the significant progress Iraq has made in modernizing its financial and banking sector, which led to the expansion of correspondent relationships with banks in United States and Europe," stressing "the commitment of Iraq and the United States to continue cooperative financial reform efforts, which will enable Iraq to encourage foreign investment and continue to expand international banking relations. These reforms will work to combat corruption and prevent illicit use of the Iraqi financial sector, allowing local banks to be Engines for comprehensive economic growth.
    He continued, "The two sides decided to enhance cooperation through an enhanced participation plan between the main actors in the Government of Iraq and the US Department of the Treasury. Iraq and the United States also indicated the importance of improving the investment climate in Iraq and combating corruption, which are the basic pillars of the reform efforts of the Prime Minister, Mr. Sudanese." He pointed out that “to support the development of private businesses in Iraq, the United States International Development Finance Corporation will provide a loan worth $50 million, facilitated by the United States Agency for International Development, to the National Bank of Iraq, in order to provide loans to small and medium enterprises, with a focus on businesses that have not yet been established.” “She has no previous bank accounts and a woman-led business.”

    According to the statement, Iraq renewed its commitment to “its ongoing efforts regarding joining the World Trade Organization and protecting intellectual property rights. The United States also committed to supporting a series of International Visitor Leadership Program projects for Iraqis to develop expertise in these fields. The two parties recognized the importance of strategic projects and infrastructure in Iraq, Which will support regional integration and enhance international trade.”

    For its part, the United States expressed its “concern about the effects of climate change felt by the Iraqi people, and pledged to continue its support to resolve the water crisis in Iraq and improve public health, and praised the work of the Supreme Water Committee to improve the management of water resources in Iraq, and the two countries intend to work closely together to address Climate change and water scarcity in Iraq, and ending gas burning to reduce methane emissions.”

    The United States praised Iraq's imminent release of the National Action Plan and encouraged Iraq to prepare more ambitious national contributions under the Paris Agreement ahead of the 29th UN Climate Change Conference. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) committed to working with Iraq at the local government level to improve Water and waste management services. The United States also committed to the International Visitor Leadership Program and the Water Expert Ambassador Program to share technical expertise in water management and other needs. The Iraqi delegation also expressed its interest in cooperating with American companies to exchange expertise in health insurance programs, hospital management, and cancer research.

    The United States Government welcomed “the Government of Iraq’s commitment to respect freedom of expression, in accordance with Iraqi law as guaranteed by the Iraqi Constitution, and the two delegations discussed how the United States can support the Iraqi Government in the best possible way to advance justice for survivors and victims of the genocide, committed by ISIS in 2014, in accordance with the rule of law.” The two sides also discussed the importance of stabilizing Sinjar, and the United States reaffirmed its intention to continue to support Iraq in strengthening its strategy to combat trafficking in persons. The United States praised recent positive developments in support of minorities. The two delegations also noted the impressive progress Iraq has made in returning more than 8,000 of its citizens. From Al-Hawl camp for displaced people in northeastern Syria, the United States thanked Iraq for its commitment to accelerating the pace of repatriation of citizens.

    With regard to higher education and culture, the two governments discussed “the United States’ support for the scholarship program, which was restored by the Prime Minister with the aim of increasing the number of Iraqi students studying abroad, as the Iraqi government intends to send 3,000 male and female students to study in the United States, out of the 5,000 male and female students it plans to send.” To send them to study abroad, the two countries welcomed initiatives aimed at expanding English language education and providing guidance to Iraqi students who are interested in studying in the United States, or who intend to travel to it.”

    The statement continued, "The two sides reviewed the progress made in their joint efforts to preserve Iraq's rich cultural heritage and its religious diversity, and affirmed their intention to continue to facilitate the return of Iraqi cultural property to its rightful place in Iraq. Accordingly, during the meeting of the Supreme Coordination Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated The United States transferred an ancient Sumerian artifact returned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to Iraq, and committed to returning more Iraqi artifacts in the future.

    The two countries stressed "the importance of the steps taken by Iraq in strengthening its security, stability, and sovereignty, and indicated their mutual determination to deepen the strong relations between their peoples. The United States welcomed this opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen its partnership with Iraq.
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