Doha: (NHRC: 3/5/2009): H.E. NHRC president Dr. Ali Ben Smaikh al-Merry today received at NHRC headquarters, the Iraqi ambassador, Mr. Jawad Kazim Jawad. Bilateral relations and a number of topics of mutual interest were taken up during the meeting.
Straddling the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and stretching from the Gulf to the Anti-Taurus Mountains, modern Iraq occupies roughly what was once ancient Mesopotamia, one of the cradles of human civilisation.
In the Middle Ages Iraq was the centre of the Islamic Empire, with Baghdad the cultural and political capital of an area extending from Morocco to the Indian subcontinent.
Iraq has the world’s third largest reserves of crude oil.
Economists say the economic system that corresponds best for Iraq is a mixed economy. A mixed economy involves less government. The economy will have lower taxes than a socialist country, it also has fewer government programs designed to help people, and more freedom with the respect to the use of private property. The government does provide security features similar to the socialist mode.