The Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives discusses with the Minister of Commerce the procedures for implementing the emergency support law for food security, ensuring the items of the ration card for the coming months and disbursing the dues of farmers

As part of his field tours and his keenness to follow up the work of institutions and the performance of the service ministries concerned with citizens’ affairs and their daily lives, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, visited today Wednesday 6/7 2022
The building of the Ministry of Commerce in the Federal Government was received by His Excellency the Minister of Commerce Dr. Alaa Ahmed Al-Jubouri and the advanced staff in the Ministry, During the meeting, they reviewed the progress of the Ministry’s work and the efforts made by the departments and companies associated with it, and discuss mechanisms for maintaining levels of food security, as well as the importance of maintaining stability in the prices of basic foodstuffs in the markets, and procedures for implementing the Law on Emergency Support for Food Security and Development.

The Deputy Speaker of the Council stressed the importance of continuing the efforts of the Ministry to provide services to citizens and achieve food security that is directly related to stability, the provision of ration card items and food baskets, and financial funding for the disbursement of farmers’ entitlements for previous years in all governorates of Iraq, Abdullah called for the continuation of cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce and the Kurdistan Region to secure foodstuffs and provide support and humanitarian, food and relief assistance to the camps of the displaced within the region.

The Minister of Commerce, for his part, expressed his happiness for the visit of the Deputy Speaker of the Council and his constant keenness to follow up on the work and efforts of the service ministries, He explained that work is continuing in all departments and companies associated with the ministry, especially after the parliament approved the emergency support law for food security and development. the Ministry was able to secure the food ration and the ration card items with food baskets for the next six months, and to secure what was needed for any emergency situation at the country level.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Wednesday 6 July 2022