UN Deputy Secretary General, Mark Malloch Brown, who is currently visiting Iraq, had talks with Iraqi government officials about its initiative for a new partnership with the international community dubbed, "International Contract for Iraq." According to the statement, the contract is focused on creating methods that will supports Iraq's economic transformation and offer opportunities to become part of the regional and international economies.
Brown had met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and other senior officials.
The statement added, the Iraqi government agreed to form a preparatory committee which will be co-chaired by the UN.
The committee will prepare the contract with strong support from the World Bank, the IMF and other regional financial institutions.
The contract, the statement concludes, will offer the world an opportunity to support Iraq as it transforms its economy.(Source)Kuna