French Ambassador Reveals His Country's Plans to Fund Service Projects in Iraq

French ambassador in Baghdad, Boris Bwalun, revealed on Monday his country's plans to finance projects in sectors of energy, water, agriculture and transport; to facilitate the establishment of infrastructure in Iraq.

The ambassador said in a press conference in Baghdad said that "the French Development Agency signed in November 2009 an official agreement for her presence in Iraq, to finance projects in the sectors of energy, water, agriculture and  transportation.

This project aims to facilitate the rapid establishment of infrastructure conducive to improving the living conditions of the population. "

Bwalun, according to a statement issued by the French Embassy in Iraq said, " several French companies have already got qualified Iraqi technical staff in the field of water, maintenance of roads and railways. These have been funded by the French government with capital of 10 million Euros.

"These will help the transfer of technology and knowledge between the two partners. The French ambassador said his country "has eliminated 80% of Iraq's debt in 2004."

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