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IEA fact-finding mission to Baghdad

Between February 27 and 29, a team from the IEA’s Office of the Chief Economist held a fact-finding mission in Baghdad which focused on the in-depth outlook for Iraq’s energy sector that will be published in a World Energy Outlook (WEO)-2012 special report in early October.

1 March 2012

This report on Iraq’s energy sector has strong support from Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, H.E. Al-Shahristani, whom the IEA team – Fatih Birol, Capella Festa and Pawel Olejarnik – met in Baghdad (see photo). The IEA delegation held meetings with other key Iraqi authorities: Mr. Ghadhban (Chairman of the Iraqi Prime Ministers Advisors Committee), H.E. Sheikh Al-Janabi (Head of Iraq’s Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee), H.E. Sheikh Hamoudi (Head of Iraq’s Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee) and various other Ministry officials with responsibility for oil, electricity, water and planning. The strong support received and working relationships established will be instrumental towards the IEA’s work on an in-depth outlook for the Iraq’s energy sector.

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