After our conversations, Iraqi PM
@HaiderAlAbadi signed the guest book at the Vice President’s Residence at the Naval Observatory.
After our conversations, Iraqi PM
@HaiderAlAbadi signed the guest book at the Vice President’s Residence at the Naval Observatory.
In the presence of a representative of the Kurdistan Region
22/03/2017 – 00:44
While the coalition forces are fighting in the city of Mosul, which left only a few of them with the grip of the militants of the organization as the Iraqi forces advance. As the coalition approaches the siege on them in Raqqa, the US State Department will host in Washington on Wednesday 22 March , A meeting of representatives of the 68 member states of the International Alliance against the organization of a preacher, headed by US Secretary of State, Rex Tilerson, which will be the largest coalition since the international formation.
Foreign ministers and senior officials from 68 countries and international organizations are invited to attend the two-day meeting and will be the first full coalition meeting since December 2014.
The official of the Department of External Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government, had revealed to (Basnoyz) the participation of the President of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region officially at the Washington meeting of the representatives of the coalition countries, an official representative of the region.
“This year, the Kurdistan Region was officially invited to participate in the meeting of the representatives of the countries of the International Coalition against Dahesh,” Falah Mustafa told Basnews after our criticisms of not inviting the region to this meeting last year.
Explaining that: “The President of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region, Dr. Fuad Hussein, will represent the Kurdistan Region at the meeting.” “He will also deliver a speech on the role of the Kurdistan Region effective in the war on the preacher and the stage after the defeat of the organization.”
On Monday, US President Donald Trump met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation, which included the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Presidency, Dr. Fuad Hussein.
Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has been reviewing a military strategy to destroy an organization that is urging and accelerating the war against him. He was handed over to a secret file on the subject last February.
Tilerson and his counterparts will lead political action to prepare the ground for stabilizing Iraq and Syria after the last two terrorist strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa were destroyed.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that “Secretary Tillerson was clearly clear that the defeat of the Dahesh organization is the priority of the Foreign Ministry in the Middle East.”
“The defeat of the Da’ash organization is the beginning of a process leading to stability in Syria,” he said, adding that the meeting would be the largest of the international coalition since its formation.
The ministers will be briefed on progress in the field and will seek new ideas to combat the organization’s propaganda on the Web that helps them recruit fighters.
On 23 March, a working group of military officials will be formed from the ministerial meeting to draw up plans.
WASHINGTON / morning
between Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, that his government does not want to link Iraq with loans far – reaching, pointing out that it is seeking to create jobs and develop the country ‘s capabilities in many areas, while a delegation from the World Bank showed the latter is ready to help Iraq in the financial crisis.
The prime minister ‘s office said in a statement: ” The Prime Minister received at his residence in Washington (On Monday , ) and the World Bank delegation , ” noting that ” the delegation affirmed its support for Iraq in the financial crisis and help Iraq create jobs and training and development of human potential , ” he noted Abadi , according to the statement, ” the importance of the World Bank support for Iraq at this stage and we do not want to link Iraq ‘s long – term loans , but to create jobs and develop our capabilities in many areas to serve the country and our citizens.”
He also met with al – Abadi, at his residence in Washington, the International Monetary Fund delegation, the delegation reiterated its support reform of the measures undertaken by the government and Iraq ‘s success in the BIOS of these reforms, stressing the IMF ‘s commitment to this support, while Dr. Abadi stressed ” the government continues its program reform and strengthen state institutions and job creation and to correct the erroneous economic tracks, “the prime contract, a separate meeting with members of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Author: Abdel Halim Rahimi
22/3/2017 12:00 am
The final statement issued after the end of the historic Abadi-Trump summit and the delegations accompanying them ended at midnight on Monday the nature of the great success achieved by the visit of Dr. Abadi to Washington as well as the nature of the strong and promising future relationship between Iraq and the United States. “President Trump was keen to host Prime Minister Abadi at the White House as one of the first presidents of the world to pay tribute to the role of Iraq and to support the close relationship between the American and Iraqi peoples and the importance of the relationship,” he said. Between the two governments. “ “The United States and Iraq will continue to commit themselves to a comprehensive partnership of benefit to both countries over the years to come.” The final statement was not the only one to reflect the great success achieved by the historic summit between the Prime Minister of Iraq, But also, and basically, the nature and atmosphere of the meeting of the friendly and positive summit and important files put forward by Abadi and dialogue and understanding with the vision of President Trump and his view of Iraq and the situation of the region, which presented the media important parts of them, foremost of which Abadi calls for Washington more military support in various fields So that Iraq will continue its victorious war and victories against the oppressor. As well as the file of the internal situation in Iraq and the policy pursued by his government to reform and achieve good governance and keen on the balanced relationship between the various social components and political blocs. The other file is the file of Iraq’s foreign policy, especially with the countries of the region, particularly Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, as well as Turkey, Syria and Jordan Where Abadi explained his keenness to develop these relations and overcome the partial problems between them and Iraq to serve the greater strategic interests, and to emphasize the rejection of the policy of the axis and the establishment of balanced relations instead. It seems that the clarification of this policy was welcomed and satisfied by the American side, where the two sides were keen to reverse and confirmed in the final statement, and in another file focused Abadi on the request for economic and financial support and the multiplication of US companies to work and investment in Iraq, which is going through a financial crisis, The crisis of the displaced as well as the demand to contribute to the reconstruction of the areas destroyed by the Da’ash after it was liberated. In addition, Abadi stressed to the American side and President Trump the need to activate the strategic framework agreement signed in 2008 between Iraq and the United States, which the officials of the two countries in the last phase are responsible for freezing, and therefore the spirit must be revived now with full force. It seems that there are other important and sensitive issues addressed by the summit and the media did not address them clearly, but Abadi deliberately clarified some of them to the Americans and the world public opinion, through his speech at the American Institute for Peace, which visited him at the invitation immediately after the end of the summit, As well as other issues, the relationship with Iran in light of the tension between them and Washington, as well as the issue of his government’s position of the popular mobilization and its future after the end of the battle against the dashing and elimination in Iraq. On the relationship with Iran, he said that Iraq’s relationship with it, as with the rest of the neighboring countries of the region, and that Iraq stands on neutrality in the conflict of any regional or international, but will use the positive relationship with them and opponents such as Saudi Arabia and the United States to wet the atmosphere of relations between them and his good offices in this regard He was asked to do so. As for the popular crowd, he praised his efforts, sacrifices and support for the other armed forces in the war against Daqash. He criticized the campaigns being waged against him by some forces inside and in some countries of the region. Iraq and the disarmament of those who do not wish to join the Iraqi army and that the use of this weapon after that will be considered out of the law. Thus, contrary to the fuss and the campaign of harsh and objectivity launched by the political and media reasons that have always talked about Abadi himself, the visit and the meeting of the summit – And some of them described Trump’s call to Abadi as a call to dictate the conditions and positions, and that he would face a difficult test with the questions that Trump would give him. Some of the media’s reasons were in the examination in addressing the arrogance and objectivity of this missionary visit to Washington, Their faces masks the claim of objectivity and the transfer of truth, professionalism and neutrality !.
Finally, it can be said that the implications of the visit of Abadi and the accompanying delegation to Washington and held a summit meeting between him and Trump has been a great success for Iraq and for himself, a success that even his opponents and opponents can not deny because it is a success for Iraq. This visit has opened a new chapter in Iraq-US relations, which, of course, differs from the confusing and unclear relationship that has taken place since 2003. With this new relationship and its promising prospects, Iraq will be able to overcome its crisis with American support and support, its future development and prosperity will enable Iraq to rebuild Its economy, infrastructure and all the urban facilities benefiting from that support and assistance and new relations with the largest and richest country in the world, and the implementation of the strategic framework agreement after its development and Iraq will be a friend and a key partner of America as he wants and seeks, which wants and seeks Washington also, Trump himself That … and that gave indications of what this historic visit of the United States of America.
Baghdad – Journal News
The International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Haider Abadi renewed the support of the Fund for the Iraqi government’s reform measures, while Abadi to proceed to correct the economic tracks wrong.
The Office of Abbadi said in a statement that “the Prime Minister received at his residence in Washington, the delegation of the International Monetary Fund,” noting that “the delegation renewed its support for the reform measures carried out by the government and the success of Iraq to carry out these reforms,” asserting ” “He said.
“The government will continue its reform program, strengthen state institutions, create jobs and correct the wrong economic pathways,” Abadi said.
Abadi went to the United States at an official invitation from US President Donald Trump. The agenda includes US administration officials, congressmen and the Senate, as well as a meeting of foreign ministers of the International Coalition against Da’ash.
It is hoped that Iraq will receive the third installment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) credit standing agreement, which is about 840 million dollars, but that the delivery of the said installment will be after the month of June, adding to the previous receipt of one billion and 250 million dollars out of the loan pledged by the Fund, 5.3 billion dollars.
The member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Abdul Karim Al-Abtan, the lack of full control over the Iraqi border crossings by the State, while pointed out that if Iraq had control of those ports did not need borrowing from the International Monetary Fund.
“If there was full control by the government, Iraq would not need to resort to the International Monetary Fund, because the amounts that are flowing to Iraq through the border crossings are large and not insignificant,” Abtan told the Journal News.
He added that “the large number of decision-makers in the issue of border crossings led to confusion in its work, pointing to the receipt of complaints, especially from truck drivers by the exposure of some of the controls to extortion through the imposition of material royalties and the Commission is currently investigating this subject.”
He called on the central government to “pay attention to the issue of border crossings, especially as the state is currently suffering a financial crisis suffocating, in addition to the obligation to be subject to goods entering Iraq to the standards of quality control.”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked for more clarity on the 2017 budget, which the Iraqi side has pledged to provide in the spring consultations in Washington in the last week of next month, confirming the success of consultations between the Iraqi government and the International Monetary Fund.
The delegation of the Iraqi government, in Amman, has held consultations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the second review of the credit agreement with the IMF. This review includes a number of rounds of consultations continuing until June.
The head of the mission of the International Fund, Christian Jos, the continuation of Iraqi economic activity dimmed in the year 2017, because of the reduction of oil production by 1.5% under the agreement reached by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the modest recovery of the non-oil sector.
“Iraq is severely affected by the conflict with Dahsh and the sharp fall in global oil prices since 2014,” said IMF Chief of Mission Christine Goz, in a final statement of the International Monetary Fund’s Iraq mission in Amman. “The Iraqi government responded to the public financial crisis , And the balance of payments crisis, with a substantial but necessary financial adjustment, supported by financial assistance from the international community. “
“In 2016, real GDP growth continued at 11 percent, supported by a significant increase in oil production that benefited from previous oil investments,” he said. However, the non-oil economy has shrunk by 8% due to conflict and fiscal adjustment. “
“The sharp decline in oil prices caused the reduction of Iraq’s total international reserves from $ 53.7 billion at the end of 2015 to a comfortable level of $ 46.5 billion at the end of December 2016.”
“The pressure on public finances remains high, with the government deficit remaining at 12 percent of GDP in 2016 due to continued weak oil prices and rising humanitarian and security spending,” he said.
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