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White Paper U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue

10 Sep 2020 10:29 PM | Anonymous

The Future of the Strategic Relationship between

the United States of America and the Republic of


Key Policies for Growth of the American Business

Community’s Contributions to Further Essential

Economic Development of Iraq

9 June 2020

Presented to:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq

State Department of the United States of America 

on the occasion of the 2020 Strategic Dialogue on the

Relationship between the Two States

Foreword by the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Iraq

On 10 June 2020, the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq will commence a longawaited Strategic Dialogue to address all aspects of the relationship between the two States. The Dialogue will commence with Ambassador-level exchanges by video conference in Washington,D.C..

During the following several weeks, Iraq and the United States will more deeply exchange views and positions at the highest levels, with the aim of the countries reaching agreement on a formal framework to guide the relationship between them now and into the future.

In preparation for the Strategic Dialogue, the American Chamber of Commerce in Iraq (AmCham-Iraq) has been asked to express our views on economic, commercial, security and political concerns arising out of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship that: (i) bear on the interests of American enterprises involved with Iraq; and (ii) AmCham-Iraq believes should be addressed by United States and Iraq during the Strategic Dialogue.

By this paper, AmCham-Iraq does so. As part of informing the views and recommendations that we present in this paper, in late May 2020, AmCham-Iraq surveyed the community of most American enterprises that do business in and with Iraq. We express gratitude to the Members and friends of AmCham-Iraq – who also are friends to Iraq – for entrusting us with your views and suggestions concerning policies in the bilateral relationship that, if fully and adequately addressed, will promote a closer and more mutually-beneficial economic relationship between the two countries.

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