Barzani arrives in Tehran


Barzani arrives in Tehran
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The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nezhirvan Barzani, and the accompanying delegation arrived in Tehran on Saturday for an official visit to them by the Iranian government.

Foreign relations official Falah Mustapha said the delegation headed by Barzani in Tehran would discuss with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and other officials the current situation in Iraq and the region and further promote relations between Erbil and Tehran.

A source familiar with the Kurdistan Regional Government has reported earlier in the day that the Prime Minister of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, had visited Baghdad and met with the head of the federal government Haider Abadi before leaving for the Iranian capital Tehran.

This is Barzani’s first visit since the start of the crisis with Baghdad after the referendum held in the Kurdistan region on 25 September last, and supported 93% of the voters independence from Iraq.

The Information Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi had confirmed earlier in the day that the latter met with a delegation from the Kurdistan Region, headed by the Prime Minister of the region, Najirvan Barzani and the membership of his deputy, Qubad Talabani and Vice-President of the Presidency of the Territory Fuad Hussein.

 The office said in a statement today that “during the meeting discussed the latest political and security situation and resolve the problems between the federal government and the region according to the Constitution.”

The statement added that “Abadi stressed the unity and sovereignty of Iraq and that the citizens of the region part of the Iraqi people and the importance of the re-activation of all federal authorities in the region, including border crossings and airports.”

According to the statement, Abbadi “pointed to the continued work of the committees concerned with the opening of airports after the completion of all procedures to return the full federal authorities to them,” noting that “the international border must be under federal control as one of the exclusive powers of the federal authority.”

The statement added that “Abbadi stressed the position of the government to adhere to the boundaries of the region stipulated by the Constitution, indicating the importance of delivering oil extracted to the federal authorities and be the export of oil exclusively by the federal government through the company Sumo.”

The office concluded his statement by saying that Abadi “stressed the importance of completing the work of the committees that review the salaries of the staff of the region and speed up the launch and ensure access to eligible employees and be subject to the control of the Federal Audit Bureau.”

Masoud: Indicators of agreement between Baghdad and Erbil began to loom in the horizon


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The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, on Saturday, continued efforts to resolve the differences and outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil, pointing out that the indicators of the final agreement between the two sides began to loom in the horizon.

“The recent meetings between the Kurdistan region and the federal government, and the visit of the delegation of the region to Baghdad is within the framework of efforts to end the problems and issues of disagreement between the two sides,” Kurdish media quoted the infallible as saying.

The President of the Republic after his arrival in the province of Sulaymaniyah, that “these meetings a good start to agree fully to end all differences,” stressing that “the indicators of the final agreement between Erbil and Baghdad began to loom in the horizon.”

He told Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the delegation of the Kurdistan region, headed by the head of the provincial government, Nigervan Barzani, the need to abide by the conditions of the Iraqi government due to the region to implement.

Kurdistan Democratic: a great understanding between Abadi and Barzani to resolve the crisis

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The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Saturday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Kurdistan Regional Government President Nechirvan Barzani discussed several issues including border crossings, energy and air embargo.

The leader of the party Abdul Salam Barwari said that “there are common understandings between Abadi and Barzani preceded the meeting between them,” noting that “there is great optimism by the Kurds to the outcome of the meeting of the common interest of both sides.”

He added that “the visit comes to discuss the issue of border crossings and air embargo on the region, as well as the file of energy and oil.”

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party that “the two sides have an understanding on how to resolve the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil.”

The Ministry of Construction and Housing announces a plan for the reconstruction of all destroyed bridges in 2018



The Minister of Construction and Housing, Ann Nafie Osei, has put forward a plan to begin the reconstruction of all destroyed bridges according to its old designs, to be the year 2018 years for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of all bridges destroyed in the liberated areas.
The Minister of Construction at the opening ceremony of the project of Mosul Bridge IV in the city of Mosul, “The implementation of the project of the Mosul 4 bridge comes as a temporary solution aimed at easing the momentum of the bridges in Mosul and contributes to facilitate the movement of citizens and vehicles between the left and right sides, saying that the ministry has put a plan to begin the reconstruction of all Destroyed bridges according to their old designs, to be the year 2018 years for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of all destroyed bridges in the liberated areas, noting that next month will see the completion of the work of the iron bridge (old).
She added that “the technical and engineering staff of the ministry completed the project in implementation and supervision, through the General Faw and the Department of Roads and Bridges belonging to the Ministry, a length of 160 meters and a width of 7.5 meters and a half meters and two corridors (back and forth).
“The Ministry of Construction and Housing is working on the reconstruction of all liberated provinces and does not miss at the same time the reconstruction of the provinces of editors heroes.”

Governor of the Central Bank announces the start of procedures for the opening of a branch in Najaf

The governor of the Central Bank Ali Al-Alak to start the necessary procedures for the opening of a branch of Iraqi centers in Najaf.
Al-Aalak said in a statement during his visit to the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf that “the necessary steps have been taken to open the branch of the Central Bank in Najaf, and some of the sites studied have been examined in advance.
A lecture will be given at the Rafidain Center for Dialogue under the title (monetary policy from price stability to financial stability and economic stimulus).

Presidency of the House of Representatives sends a letter to the Federal Court to decide on the date of the elections


Date of release: 2018/1/20 12:41 • 194 times read
said a member of the Presidency of the House of Representatives Hamam Hamoudi sent a letter to the Federal Court, which is the final decision to postpone the elections or to hold them on time, and that it is in our interest to preserve the Constitution. Continued

a document .. A salary or two employees of Kurdistan from Baghdad as “good faith”

Document .. A salary or two employees of Kurdistan from Baghdad as "good faith"
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A source in the Kurdistan Regional Government said on Saturday that the governments of Baghdad and the region awaiting the approval of Prime Minister Habder Abadi on the proposal to pay a salary or two to the health and education staff in the region as “good faith” of the Center towards the region.

The source told Ashqaf News that the technical delegation, which visited Baghdad recently and met with officials in the Ministry of Planning and Financial Control Federal agreed on a proposal as a temporary measure of the release of salaries or salaries of the staff of the Ministries of Health and Education in the region, noting that “it is implemented immediately after the start check lists of names for staff of the region during the days Next few “.

“The whole matter depends exclusively on Abbadi’s approval and it has not yet been decided,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

Some official exchange books between the governments of Baghdad and the region, which are published on media and social networking sites, referred to the release of funds already earmarked for this purpose.


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