Readout: Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Rosenberg’s Travel to Baghdad, Iraq

BAGHDAD – On September 12 and 13, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg met in Baghdad, Iraq with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad S. al-Sudani and leaders at the Central Bank of Iraq, Trade Bank of Iraq, the Iraqi Financial Intelligence Unit, as well as representatives from the Iraqi private banking sector.  Both sides, recognizing the opportunities and challenges ahead for further improving the Iraqi financial sector, agreed to continue working together and take positive steps towards meaningful and lasting reforms that will raise Iraq to international standards and prevent fraud, sanctions evasion, terrorist financing, and other illicit activities.


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