Long-Presse / Baghdad
Announced the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, on Wednesday, about the intention of Tokyo to provide additional contributions to Iraq worth $ 100 million in humanitarian aid and to support the stability of the liberated areas, and its intention to lend Iraq 21 billion and 500 million yen, for the rehabilitation of thermal power station in Basra, indicating that the two countries agreed to strengthening of bilateral relations in various fields.
The embassy said in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, “Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kentaro Sonora, visited Baghdad on the tenth of January the current 2017, and met with the President of the Republic, Fuad Masum, the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the head of the House of Representatives, Saleem al-Jubouri, and Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar Khairallah, “noting that” Sonora discussed with the Iraqi side of the concrete measures to promote bilateral relations, as well as regional affairs. “
It quoted the embassy for the Secretary of State of Sonora, saying that “Japan will support Iraq, who is running the military operations against terrorism with appropriate support in the areas of non-military, and will expect and pursue Iraq’s efforts towards national reconciliation to overcome sectarian and ethnic differences,” and expressed “Japan’s intention to provide additional contributions estimated $ 100 million in humanitarian aid and to support the stability of the editor in response to humanitarian crises that accompanied the operations against terrorism, when approved by Japan’s parliament on the supplementary budget areas. “
Detection and Minister of State for the Japanese Foreign Affairs, expressed his country’s intention “Iraq supply soft loan again worth up to 21 billion and 500 million yen, for a project to rehabilitate the thermal power plant in the province of Basra, to repair and stabilize the supply of electric power and stability in Iraq,” revealing “the agreement with the Iraqi side to enhance exchange relations, particularly in the areas of education, academic exchanges, and sports, as well as the political and economic fields, and about eighty anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, as well as the opening of the consular office of Japan in Erbil.”
And showed embassy, that “the Iraqi side expressed gratitude for the new Japanese aid to Iraq to contribute to improving the living conditions of the Iraqi people and the reconstruction of the country,” pointing out that “the Iraqi side confirmed the commitment to continuously make efforts in the war against terrorism with international support, and stated the importance of achieving national reconciliation early and restore normal life of the people, taking into account the duration of the post-offering military operations to liberate Mosul. “
She said the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, “The Iraqi side also expressed his high expectations to increase the presence of Japanese companies in Iraq, and his determination to make continuous efforts to build a multi-layered bilateral relations efforts.”
She embassy, that “Iraq and Japan signed a mutual memos on the rehabilitation of the electricity sector project, the third phase, which includes the new Facilitator loan, which was signed by Ambassador of Japan in Iraq, Fumio Iwai, and Undersecretary of the Iraqi Finance Minister, Fadhel Othman, after the meeting, Minister of State of Sonora the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi. “
Long-Presse / Baghdad
The Central Bank of Iraq, on Wednesday, his optimism improved domestic economic situation and reduce the budget deficit, noting that focuses on creating a platform wide electronic payment and strengthen prudential supervision system compliance and governance, while calling for the resettlement of staff eligibility banks salaries Bankers Association, Lebanese bank officials stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries and compliance with international requirements and regulations relating to engagement banks globalized banking and cooperation between the Arab countries, transparency and automatic exchange of information.
This came during the third session of the Forum for Iraq’s banking system, which began today, in the Lebanese capital Beirut, with the participation of Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, on the Keywords, financial advisor to the President of the Iraqi government, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, Director General of the Rafidain Bank, Khawla al-Asadi, the president of Association of private banks Iraqi, Wadih Handal, the governor of the Bank of Lebanon, Riad Salameh, and 350 high-ranking officials in the Iraqi banking and Lebanese sector, and companies money, financial services and information technology in Iraq and Lebanon, according to a statement of the organizing committee, received a (long-Presse) a copy of it.
It seeks the forum, organized by the Central Bank of Iraq and “Economics and Business”, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Lebanon and the Association of Iraqi private banks and the Association of Banks in Lebanon, with the participation of 54 banks and 14 financial services company, and 15 IT companies, 26 corporate sponsor, to “discuss the future prospects of the banking activity in Iraq”.
It is held on the sidelines of the session, bilateral meetings between Lebanese banks operating in Iraq, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, to discuss the prospects for cooperation.
And initiated the opening session of the forum the words of the CEO of Wal-Aamal Group, Raouf Abu Zaki, the head of Banks in Lebanon Association, Joseph Tarabay, stressed the importance of “coordination and cooperation between Iraq and Lebanon in the field of banking activity and contribute to sustainable development in Iraq, and strengthen banking experience in the two countries and the use of means modern technology in the banking activity, and ensure the safety of the banking business in the two countries. “
It focused words, the importance of “communication between the Iraqi and Lebanese banks and strict adherence to the instructions and directives of the Central Bank of Iraq policy,” calling for “Bridging corruption outlets and pay most attention to the safety of remittances and the fight against money laundering.”
He was head of the Iraqi private banks association, in his speech expressed his appreciation for “Lebanon to embrace the forum,” reviewing “developments in the Iraqi banking sector and the challenges it faces, in the shadow of the financial crisis and economic recession in Iraq and the region and the war on terrorism.”
He promised Handal, that “the Iraqi banking sector managed despite those circumstances to overcome the obstacles and addressed the risk of money laundering, and the application of the rules to ensure that Iraqi banks reputation in its relations with correspondent banks,” noting that “the Iraqi private banks association is continuing its efforts for the rehabilitation of human resources, after having organized sessions training for two hundred employees of the banks during the past year in 2016, and seeks to train 400 more this year 2017 “.
The head of the Iraqi Association of private banks, that “the association is seeking to implement the Central Bank of Iraq, a plan and a commitment to standards issued by the compliance and paying special attention to lending in light of the central bank’s initiative to allocate six billion dollars for this purpose to support small and medium enterprises and revitalizing the Iraqi economic sector”, hoping that the “localization of employees’ salaries in private banks, just like the Central Bank of Iraq.”
In turn, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, in his speech, said that “Iraq was able to overcome the great 2016 challenges were difficult years during which he faced a major financial and economic crisis and the forces of terror represented Bdaash,” noting that “Iraq has accepted a new stage bearing signs of hope and goodness of during the elimination of terrorism and the liberation of the country from the evils. “
And saw Keywords, that “the future holds pointers to the improved economic situation by reducing the budget deficit and rising oil prices worldwide and the international support for Iraq in the face of terrorism,” adding that “Iraq will receive between 15-18 billion dollars from the World Bank and the International Fund for the past the next. “
The Governor of the Central Bank, the importance of “the role of the bank in the face of the challenge resulting from the drop in oil prices by nearly 75 percent, in light of the challenges of military expenditures and the displaced,” revealing “to provide the Central Bank of 20 trillion dinars to support the financial liquidity and to secure the budget requirements.”
He Keywords that “the strategy of the central bank focused on rallying the technical strength and infrastructure through the creation of a platform wide electronic payment and the granting of companies specializing in this area licenses for the exercise of its work in Iraq,” Msttrda that “the central bank also seeks to strengthen the prudential oversight of the system of compliance and governance.” .
In turn, the governor of the Bank of Lebanon, said Riad Salameh, in his speech, said that “aspects of many and growing cooperation between the Lebanese and Iraqi banking sector”, stressing the importance of “compliance with international requirements and regulations regarding the involvement of banks in the international banking globalization through the use of modern technology, banking and cooperation among States Arabic”.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Special Investigation Commission in Lebanon, Abdul Hafiz Mansoor said, in his speech, said that “banks face challenges to comply with global laws related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing and tax evasion,” stressing the importance of “transparency in the banking business and move away from the secrecy and automatic exchange of information between banks and adjust to international standards. “
And then it held the first working session of the forum titled “Iraqi banking sector Opportunities and Challenges”, was chaired by Advisor to Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh session.
Speaking at the meeting, each of the governor of the central bank adviser, Walid Idi, general manager of the Rafidain Bank, Khawla al-Asadi.
Khandan – delivered Airbus Group on Wednesday Iran Air plane first company within the order of a hundred aircraft after the nuclear deal with the major powers , which provides for easing the economic embargo on Tehran.
BAA was delivered -321 aircraft in the European group site in Toulouse (south – west France) in the presence of Chairman of the Board of Directors Iranian Farhad Broirh and Airbus President Tom Enders, according to the news agency ‘AFP’.
He Broirh “for the relations between Iran and the European Union that a new chapter gorgeous big day.”
The president of the Commercial Aviation Department management at Airbus , Fabrice Briggier that this recognition confirms the “renaissance of Iran Air.”
NIOC signed in December 22 Airbus with an order for a hundred aircraft worth nearly twenty billion dollars.
The order comes after a commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris.
Also, the Iranian company and a group of Boeing and the US signed in December 11 in Tehran , the largest contract for nearly four decades noticed buy eighty aircraft will replace the aging fleet of Iran. The contract value of $ 16.6 billion.
Iranian Civil Aviation Organization says that Tehran would need between 400 and 500 aircraft in the next decade.
Since 11/01/2017 18:33 pm (Baghdad time)
BAGHDAD – balances News
Received Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Wednesday, a written message from his Chinese counterpart confirming his desire to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office received / balances News / copy of it, “Ebadi received” a written message from Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on the bilateral relations between the two countries and China’s desire to promote.
The statement added, “The message was delivered during a meeting with al-Abadi, the Chinese ambassador in Baghdad, who congratulated his part on behalf of his government victories achieved the Iraqi army on terror Daesh gangs,” pointing out that “the Chinese government and people keen to support Iraq in its war against terrorism In the other areas. “
For his part, al-Abadi, according to the statement, the “depth of the relationship between the two countries and Iraq’s desire to increase trade with China.” It ended 29/34 R.