A large Iraqi delegation to visit Saudi Arabia next Sunday


Date of release:: 2017/12/20 23:10 • 58 times read
{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} revealed a source familiar with the visit of a close to a large Iraqi delegation to Saudi Arabia.
The source told the {Euphrates News} that “a delegation of senior Iraqi businessmen and the number of (84) will arrive in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and will meet members of the delegation of their counterparts of senior businessmen in Saudi Arabia.”
He said that “the Minister of Trade and Salman Jumaili agency will head the Iraqi delegation, which will hold its first meeting of the Economic Committee of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council.”
The source said that the meeting “will discuss investment opportunities in various provinces of Iraq and the signing of bilateral contracts and agreements between businessmen from both countries.” The Coordination Council is made up of the president, the Minister of Commerce, and 13 ministers, agents, representatives of the ministries and non-affiliated bodies.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi signed a visit to Riyadh on October 22 with King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the establishment of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, which held its first meeting in Riyadh.

The Iraqi committees are formed by the Transport, Ports and Ports Committee headed by the Minister of Transport, the Economic, Trade and Investment Committee chaired by the Minister of Commerce and the Energy and Manufacturing Committee headed by the Minister of Industry and Minerals and the Finance and Banking Committee headed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the cultural and media committee headed by the Minister of Culture, the Agricultural Committee headed by the Minister of Agriculture, and the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers was appointed coordinator As for Cil.anthy


Abadi stresses activating the work of one window in investment activity


Date of release:: 2017/12/20 21:20 • 4 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, during a meeting chaired by the Supreme Committee for Investment and Reconstruction to activate the work of one window in investment activity.
A statement issued by his office, received the agency {Euphrates News} copy of it today, Abadi “stressed at the beginning of the meeting on the importance of simplifying procedures for investment activity in Iraq, and activate the work of one window, and the diagnosis of elements that impede the continuation of this method.
Abadi also called on the various parties to “announce investment opportunities to activate the reconstruction movement and economy after the great victory achieved by our heroic forces in the defeat of Dahesh, which has strengthened security and stability in all regions.”
The statement added that “the committee instructed the completion of the plan to start the construction of three thousand schools, especially in the development of appropriate designs and prepare an integrated document on the offers of schools and provide an integrated study around them in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.”
“It is also decided to proceed with the projects of the southern gas complexes in each of the provinces of Basra and Dhi Qar, which will lead to the exploitation of gas, which is still burning and miss the country important resources and provides quantities of gas used for the production of electricity rather than imported.
Abadi said during the meeting, “prepare the final study to bring companies to invite invitations to specialized international companies to complete the process of customs procedures.”
The statement referred to “the mandate of the National Investment Commission to review the comments made by the investor company and report thereon, in order to take the appropriate decision on the investment project of the Camp Rashid.”


The World Bank confirms its support for Iraq more than ever


Date of release: 2017/12/20 21:30 • 119 times scheduled
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The World Bank’s Executive Director in the Arab Region Mirza Hassan affirmed the readiness of the World Bank to support Iraq more than ever before in order to achieve further economic and development development.
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received at his office in Baghdad on Wednesday evening the Executive Director of the World Bank in the Arab region Mirza Hassan and his accompanying delegation,” a statement issued by the prime minister said.
Abadi welcomed the delegation and praised the efforts exerted by the Bank to promote the development process in Iraq and to proceed with economic reform measures.
“The government intends to continue supporting the private sector and providing an enabling environment to increase its performance and participation in economic activity,” he said.
For his part, Hassan praised the “victories achieved by Iraq in the elimination of a supporter,” noting that “the management of the World Bank is proud of the achievements of the Iraqi forces of a major victory was the wisdom of Abadi the major role in the achievement.”
“The important role of the World Bank in preparing for the International Conference on Reconstruction in Kuwait,” Abbadi stressed, “the importance of this conference, especially in the launch of major investment opportunities, as well as reconstruction projects.”


infallible: Baghdad is required to implement its commitments to Kurdistan and call the demonstrators to exercise restraint

Masum: Baghdad is required to implement its commitments to Kurdistan and call the demonstrators to exercise restraint
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The President of the Republic Fuad Masoum stressed on Wednesday the need to work hard and immediately to solve the problem of paying late salaries to employees and workers in the Kurdistan Region and address the life difficulties facing the people of the region now.

He called Masum in a statement to the twilight news “demonstrators to exercise restraint and abide by the law and not to harm the government buildings and party headquarters.”

He welcomed the infallibility of the announcement of the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on their readiness to start an immediate dialogue to resolve the outstanding problems between them, expressing his intention to continue contacts to promote national understanding and find solutions to the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad on the basis of the Constitution and decisions of the Federal Court.

He also called on the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government to work hard and immediately to respond to the demands of the legitimate demonstrators, and take serious and practical steps to resolve the problem of regular payment of their salaries and arrears and address the difficulties of life suffered by citizens in the Different Cities of Kurdistan Region.

Masoum stressed the “absolute necessity to start a serious, immediate and comprehensive dialogue between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to resolve all differences between the two sides on the basis of the Constitution and the decisions of the Federal Court,” stressing “the need to return the lives of citizens in the Kurdistan Region to normal and lifting the ban on international flights to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports, and end all forms of tension. ”

He added infallible, “We expect the Iraqi government to implement its declaration to pay the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region and ease the restrictions on private banks in the region,” stressing the need not to prejudice the interests of citizens and their daily lives and their future.

He explained that “the announcement by the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government of their readiness to start dialogue to resolve the outstanding problems between them represents a good step that must be accompanied by practical and effective steps to ensure that the rights of the region’s legitimate people are met. This requires continuing contacts to promote national understanding and find solutions based on the Constitution and the decisions of the Court Federal “.


Urgent policy .. The return of Barzani and Talabani to Kurdistan

Urgent .. Barzani and Talabani return to Kurdistan
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The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechervan Barzani and his deputy Qubad Talabani, and the delegation accompanying them returned on Wednesday evening to the region after an official visit to Germany lasted several days.

A well-informed source in Duhok said Barzani, Talabani and their accompanying delegation arrived at the Ibrahim al-Khalil checkpoint and headed to Dohuk.

The source  said that the information received indicates that the delegation of the province returned through the airport of the island in the province of Gulmerg southeast Turkey after a visit to Europe took several days.

This is the second round of the Kurdish delegation to discuss political and security developments. The two rounds included France and Germany, during which he met with French President Macaron, German Chancellor Merkel and senior officials of the two European countries.

US embassy policy on the events of Sulaymaniyah


US Embassy comment on Sulaymaniyah events
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The US embassy in Iraq on Wednesday expressed its position on the events in the province of Sulaymaniyah during the past three days.

“The United States supports the freedom of expression in Iraq as a cornerstone of democracy in the country, as stipulated in the Iraqi constitution,” the embassy said in a statement to Ashfaq News.

“We are concerned about recent events aimed at curbing the work of some media through force or intimidation, particularly the raid on the offices of the NRT channel in Sulaymaniyah yesterday by security forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government. We are also concerned about the appeals of some Officials in the federal government and the provinces to close the offices of Al-Sharqiya channel. ”

“The United States believes that the prosperity of democracy in Iraq and elsewhere in the region needs more votes, not the other way around,” the statement said.


Newspaper: Iraq PM could oust Kurdistan government invoking constitution

Abadi at Baghdad airport (archival photo)

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi government could remove the Kurdistan Region leadership following violent anti-government protests over the past two days, a newspaper reported, quoting presidential sources.

Saudi newspaper Okaz, quoting “trusted sources” at the Iraqi presidency, said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is mulling various options to address the crisis in the autonomous, northern Iraq region, including the removal of Nechirvan Barzani’s cabinet based on the 78th article of the constitution, which empowers the prime minister to appoint and remove ministers after parliament approval.

Abadi, speaking during his weekly press conference on Tuesday, urged Kurdistan’s government to “respect the peaceful protests” as the region closed a second day of violent protests decrying delayed employee payments and poor services.

Abadi warned his government would not “stay idle” if any citizen in the region is harmed.

At least five protesters reportedly died while 80 were wounded during today’s clashes with security forces. Many political parties’ offices were also torched.

He also said it was “not possible to disburse all of the region’s salaries due to corruption”.

Delay in the transfer of Kurdistan employees salaries and the sharing of petroleum revenues have both been subjects of longtime contentions between Baghdad and Erbil.

Relations between both governments deteriorated after Erbil ran a vote in September when a majority voted for independence from Iraq.




The Ministry of Water Resources is borrowing $ 100 million from the World Bank

December 20, 20179

By Rami

The Cabinet announced the authorization of Minister of Water Resources Hassan Al Janabi to negotiate and sign a $ 100 million loan from the World Bank for the maintenance of dams.

“The Council agreed to authorize the Minister of Water Resources to negotiate and sign a $ 100 million World Bank loan for dam conservation,” the Cabinet said in a press release.


Abadi adviser to «Economy News»: Iraq’s exit from the seventh item will provide an environment conducive to foreign investment

Appearance of Mohammed Saleh

money and business

Economy News Baghdad:

The financial adviser to the Prime Minister, the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, on Wednesday, that the exit of Iraq from the seventh item will provide an environment conducive to foreign investment.

The Security Council decided on the ninth of this month, to remove Iraq from the seventh item and placed in the sixth item, after the implementation of the requirements of the Security Council.

Saleh said in a statement to “Economy News” that “the climate of investment and credit rating for Iraq will rise because many of the funds frozen by the United Nations of the oil-for-food programs and inspection teams and others will return their money to the state treasury.”

He pointed out that “the remnants of the funds of the memorandum of understanding estimated about 150 million dollars will enter the treasury of the state.”