The Iraqi government is ready to amend the investment laws to better suit the reconstruction effort now under way in Iraq, AFP reported Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki saying Tuesday (November 1st).
During a visit to the 38th annual Baghdad International Fair, which kicked-off Tuesday, al-Maliki said, "Iraq will continue to support companies and investments, and will amend its laws to suit the reconstruction campaign that is now underway in the country."
"We are serious about providing a guarantee of a legal environment for companies and businessmen so that reconstruction may continue, and in order to encourage them step forward," he said.
The fair is due to run for 10 days. About 500 companies from 19 countries -- including Japan, South Korea, Spain, France, Belarus, Serbia, Turkey, Holland, Syria and Jordan -- are taking part.