Minister of Planning, Muhammad Ali Tamim, discussed today, Sunday, with the representative of the United Nations Fund, joint cooperation and support for the Ministry’s efforts to implement the population census.
The Ministry of Planning said in a statement, “The Minister of Planning, Muhammad Ali Tamim, met with the representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Iraq (Nester Omohangi) and his accompanying delegation.
It explained, “During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the two sides in many files, especially with regard to supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Planning in implementing the general population and housing census, and in other areas related to the fund’s competence and its role in benefiting from the expertise and capabilities of donor countries in supporting issues of population, and the implementation of the contents of the national document for the population policy, which is to be officially launched on the seventeenth of this month of May.
The Minister of Planning indicated that the exceptional importance of conducting the general census of the population, and the need for the availability and concerted efforts to ensure its implementation in accordance with the approved international standards, pointing out that the implementation of this vital project is one of the priorities of the Iraqi government, and that the Prime Minister directed the creation of the environment appropriate to perform it.
For his part, Omohangi welcomed the level of cooperation shown by the Minister of Planning, expressing his organization’s readiness to provide the best possible types of support to the Iraqi government, relying on advanced global methodologies in conducting the general population census, and mobilizing more support for Iraq in this field.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency