US Consul General in the province of Basra, Timmy Davis, confirmed on Monday the continued US support for Iraq in the field of security and economy and the provision of humanitarian aid, which amounted to nearly 2 billion dollars.
“The US government is committed to continuing this support in several areas for the post-terrorist,” Davies told a joint news conference with Dhi Qar governor Yahya al-Nasiri at the provincial office.
He added that “a grant of $ 70,000 was given to support widows in the South to develop their abilities to create jobs and develop the economy.” He added that “the continuation of this support in order to create new jobs and different segments of society in the framework of economic cooperation with Dhi Qar Governorate “.
He explained that “the consulate discussed with the local government in the province of Dhi Qar mechanisms to activate the tourism sector and attract American investment companies to work in the province,” explaining that “the assistance provided by the United States government to Iraq comes in support of emergency situations in Iraq and appreciates the sacrifices made by the province In the field of fighting and urging the work on the construction of Iraq. ”
For his part, said the governor of Dhi Qar Yahya Naciri during the conference that “the province aspires to develop relations with the US side and the activation of US programs in support of Iraq in the political and economic,” noting that “the most discussed with the American side is the transfer of powers from the federal government to Local governments and their positive impact on the people of the provinces, including the province of Dhi Qar, stressing the need to complete this process to serve everyone.