Al-Halboosi receives US Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing


The Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi on Thursday, received US Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing Mr. Marshall Billingslea, in the presence of US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller.

During the meeting, H.E. the Speaker discussed political, economic and security developments in Iraq, stressing the role of the Parliament in approving legislation guaranteeing the development and stability in the country.

The Speaker affirmed the need for the United States and the international community to exert more efforts to combat terrorism and to dry up its sources and financing, pointing to the need to reduce the escalation in the region and the encirclement of crises and call for dialogue and peace, and called for encouraging US companies to invest more in Iraq in all industrial and commercial fields.

For his part, the US Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing affirmed his country’s keenness on Iraq’s security and sovereignty and the protection of democracy in it and the gains achieved after the victory in the war on terrorism, pointing out Washington’s readiness to provide assistance to build an advanced banking system in Iraq and contribute with expertise to fight corruption.
Media Office
Of the Parl. Speaker
Sep 26, 2019