Samson: Iraq Repays more than $20bn in Foreign Debt
20th December, 2019
Iraq has paid back more than $20 billion in foreign debt, the head of the parliamentary finance committee Haitham Al-Jubouri has said.
“Iraq’s foreign debt amounted to more than $50 billion. More than $20 billion was paid back over the last period,” Al-Jubouri told the Iraqi news agency.
According to the official, Iraq still owes $27 billion to foreign countries, in addition to $41 billion to Saudi Arabia given as a grant to the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. LINK
Samson: Abdul-Mahdi meets an American official and stresses respect for the sovereignty of Iraq
19th December, 2019
Resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi discussed Thursday with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs the recent developments in Iraq and the region.
Abdul-Mahdi’s office said in a statement received / Mawazine News, that the latter “received, the US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill, and the partnership and cooperation relations between the two countries were discussed, and listening to the Iraqi vision on the recent developments in Iraq and the region, as well as the vision of the United States of America About it.”
Abdul-Mahdi stressed, according to the statement, “the strategic partnership, support for Iraq and its constitutional institutions, and respect for its sovereignty,” pointing to his policy in building good relations with all neighboring countries, international partners and friends, and the importance of relations between the two countries, continuing cooperation in all fields and combating terrorism. LINK