The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.
The Cabinet resumed discussions on recently introduced mechanisms and measures to improve public services, with a focus on electricity supply, water, health and education.
The Cabinet approved funds to support the implementation of these measures.
The Cabinet received a briefing on the current operational capabilities of Iraq’s Army Aviation, and the projected needs of the air corps. The Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Defence to begin the process of securing funding to strengthen and expand the capabilities of this vital part of Iraq’s defence infrastructure.
The Cabinet discussed a range of policies to encourage foreign investment, and agreed measures to streamline and simplify procedures for individual investors and companies applying for entry visas and residency permits.