Baghdad, Nov.12 (AKnews)- Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he will order to form a high council to support Iraqi innovators.
Maliki’s statement came during the conference of Iraqi Innovators in Baghdad today. The P.M. vowed his cabinet will provide the greatest support for the country’s inventors and innovators in various fields.
This section of Iraqi society has been somewhat neglected by the government. At present their projects are funded and supported by NGOs but the aid is slight.
“Iraqi inventors and scientists were harassed in the past, but today they should rejoice in the support we will give them for accomplishing their scientific projects,” the P.M. said.
Maliki added he will work with the Council of Minister to found the high council for inventors which will be tasked with providing the necessities “for the success of the aspirations of the Iraqi and world inventors”.
The P.M. boasted that “all those inventors who were forced to leave Iraq because of the situation, the wars and the reckless adventures, currently assume key posts in many countries and this is testimony for the efficiency and expertise of Iraqi brains.”
The regional government of Kurdistan has allocated a sum of $2.5m (IQD2.9bn) to support the inventors throughout 2012.