President Salih: Vital to Reform Public and Private Sector, and Necessary Plans Are Needed to Set up in Order to Tackle the Problems of Unemployment and Poverty


On Tuesday, 7 September 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with the Minister of Planning, Mr. Khalid Batal Al-Najim. The meeting was held at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
President Salih emphasized the important role being played by the Ministry of Planning in formulating development, economic and social policies that the State's institutions needed to strengthen its capacities and system and to carry out its planned strategies.
 During the discussion, there was focus on the functioning of the Ministry and in addition to commitment to providing statistics and data to improve policy, primarily in the current stage, in which reforms are required across all sectors in order to uplift the Iraqi economy.
Reforming the public and private sector and in addition to setting up the necessary plans that would address the problems of unemployment and poverty are matters of critical importance, the President said.
Mr. Al-Najim, in turn, briefed His Excellency President Salih about the functioning of the Ministry of Planning, the tasks that it has been working on and its future plans aiming at upgrading the performance of the state's institutions to do better.