Iraqi President meets Trade Minister: Economic impacts presented by Coronavirus pandemic should be addressed


 On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with Iraqi Trade Minister, Alla Ahmed Hassan. The meeting took place at Al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
President Salih Spoke about the need to address the economic challenges presented by COVID-19, while saying that financial entitlements of the farmers, which would provide further support for the domestic economy, should be ensured. It is vital to provide foodstuffs at local markets, and the monthly food ration should be ensured for Iraqi citizens, the President added, while saying that these will support the low-income individuals and families under these circumstances.
Iraqi Trade Minister, in turn, briefed President Salih about the plans which are set for providing the foodstuffs at Iraqi local markets as well as ensuring the monthly food ration for Iraqi citizens. Procedures that facilitate the entry of goods and how to enhance the local economy were explained by the Minister.