Finance minister, French envoy take on economic ties.
"Finance Minister Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi received the new French ambassador to Iraq, Boris BoillonC*," read the statement that was received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
"French companies, including L'Agence FranE*aise de DE[umlaut]veloppement (AFD), seek to open branches in Iraq to effectively contribute to the investment processC*," Boillon said.
The two officials discussed a draft agreement between the Commercial Bank of Iraq (CBI) and a French institution, according to the statement.
Zubeidi called on French firms to help revive the Iraqi sectors of housing and tourism, noting that Iraq needs $600 million U.S. dollars to rebuild its infrastructure.
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|Publication:||Aswat al-Iraq (Erbil, Iraq)|
|Date:||Sep 15, 2009|
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