Consul General Matthias Mitman delivered remarks at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani

man speaking to groupOn January 21, Consul General Matthias Mitman delivered remarks at the Center for the Development of Natural Resources’ “Escaping the Rentier Model: Reforms in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region” conference, hosted by the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani. Consul General Mitman focused on the need for transparency and accountability in the economic reform process, and advocated for increasing the weight of the free market, decreasing the size of the civil service, and improving cooperation between Baghdad and Erbil.