World Bank: Iraq’s electronic payment systems infrastructure among the best in the region


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Economy News – Baghdad

The Governor of the Central Bank, Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, discussed today, Wednesday, with a delegation from the World Bank headed by the Director of the World Bank Office in Iraq, Richard Abdel Nour, reform programs for the stability of the financial sector in Iraq, while the latter praised the measures to facilitate financial transfers.

The Central Bank’s media said, in a statement received by “Economy News”, that “Al-Alaq received a delegation from the World Bank headed by the Director of the World Bank Office in Iraq Richard Abdel Nour, and during the meeting, they discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation between the Central Bank of Iraq and the World Bank and discussed electronic payment projects, financial inclusion, as well as reform programs to promote the stability and development of the financial sector.”

The two parties also discussed “the support of the World Bank to provide advice in the establishment of the Riyada Bank, which is dedicated to financing small projects in Iraq with the support of the International Finance Corporation.”

In turn, the World Bank delegation praised “the procedures of the Central Bank of Iraq in facilitating financial transfers to various segments in Iraq,” noting that “the infrastructure of electronic payment systems and software systems in Iraq are among the best systems in the region.”


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