Full speech given by Thamir Ghadhban, chairman of the advisory commission to the Iraqi Prime Minister, at the Iraq Oil Symposium July 18, 2010, attended by officials from international oil companies, foreign embassies and Iraqi ministries.
It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to this gathering here in Baghdad which I hope will be an occasion for a mutually beneficial exchange, and will allow all of us at the end of two days of open discussions to consolidate our efforts to bring this huge project Iraq has undertaken to good end. The Advisory Commission at the Prime Minister's office, together with the Ministry of Oil, has recognized the need for such a gathering in order to discuss the major issues related to the implementation of the oil field development contracts as we enter this new phase of work on the ground.
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