Abadi: We adopted the principle of justice on the share of the Kurdistan region in the budget of 2018


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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi, attending a parliamentary session devoted to the second reading of the budget of 2018, on Wednesday, that his government has adopted the principle of justice and population ratios on the allocation of share of the Kurdistan region.

Cairo – Sputnik . Abadi said, according to a statement of his media office, after the meeting, the government “has adopted the principle of justice and population ratios on the share of the Kurdistan region in the budget.”

“The government is continuing to voluntarily return the displaced people to their homes and provide services to their areas,” he said, adding that the Electoral Commission for elections “promised to provide voter card for the displaced.”

According to the statement, Abadi said, “We should not allow political differences to affect economic development.” “The government has put all the revenues in the budget, and if the moving parliament wants to discuss this.”

“The government has increased the proportion of the social protection network to more than 60%, despite the financial distress in order to alleviate poverty.”

A source in the media told the agency “Sputnik” that “the session of the parliament, which was held on Wednesday in the presence of Abadi was secret; to discuss the budget of 2018 open,” explaining that “Abadi defended the budget prepared by his government, and explained that it can be discussed all revenue by “He said.

The source added that “the results of discussions held by Abadi today in parliament will be revealed tomorrow,” explaining that “it is expected that Abadi will attend tomorrow’s meeting in parliament as well.”

The source pointed out that “the parliament postponed its meeting to complete discussion of the budget and vote on it until Saturday morning next.”

Abadi held two meetings in parliament today, one with the representatives of the oil-producing provinces, the Finance Committee to resolve the problems related to the financial budget, and the other with the provincial deputies freed from the grip of the terrorist organization “Daash”.

The Iraqi parliament has failed to approve the state budget several times over the past few weeks and was due to adopt it last December.



Deputy: signs of a breakthrough in the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil


Date Posted 31/01/2018 03:33 PM

Said the MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Abdul Aziz Hassan said the recent meetings between officials of Baghdad and Erbil, there are signs of a breakthrough in the crisis.

He welcomed the results of the meetings held by the joint technical committees between the two sides with regard to airports and border crossings, stressing that dialogue is the best solution to overcome differences and problems.

He called for providing an appropriate platform for resolving all differences and facilitating the work of the next government, which will be formed by parliamentary elections on May 12.



Kurdish blocs meet with Abadi tomorrow




Kurdish blocs meet with Abadi tomorrow


31-01-2018 04:54 PMThe Euphrates –

Is scheduled to meet the Kurdish blocs on Thursday with Prime Minister Haider Abadi to discuss the bill of financial budget for 2018.

Ares Abdullah, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, said in a press statement that it is scheduled to meet the Kurdish blocs tomorrow to discuss the proposals of the bloc on the bill of financial balance for the year 2018. Adding that the blocks will be transferred to Abadi observation of the share of the region in the financial budget for the current year.

The Kurdish blocs had boycotted the session of the House of Representatives today, which attended by Abadi for the balance.



Kurdistan Minister reveals the conclusion of four agreements between Erbil and Baghdad

Are GMT 11:27 2018 Wednesday, January 31

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Minister of Interior Kurdistan Region Karim Sinjari
Baghdad – Najla al-Tai

The Minister of the Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Peshmerga Minister Karim Sinjari on Wednesday, Erbil and Baghdad, four agreements between Erbil and Baghdad on resolving the issues of disagreement between the two sides, while the coalition of forces discussed the file of elections and the return of displaced to liberated areas, Donor Conference for the Reconstruction of the Affected Areas.

Sinjari, who is currently visiting Washington, told reporters after meeting with senior US officials that “the Kurdistan Regional Government entered into four agreements with Baghdad,” noting that these agreements have become in the hands of the Prime Minister Abadi . He added that “one of the agreements related to lifting the ban on international flights from airports in the Kurdistan Region.”

On the results of his visit to Washington, Sinjari said that “US officials support the strength and unity of the Kurdistan region in a federal Iraq.” This began a delegation of the federal government sent from Baghdad to hold an important meeting with most ministries of the Kurdistan region to discuss the issue of the distribution of salaries to employees.

A source said that a meeting held this morning between the delegation of Baghdad with the ministries of the Kurdistan Regional Government, with the exception of the Ministries of Interior and Peshmerga, in the building of the Council of Ministers of the region in Erbil. The source added that this meeting is “very important” as the delegation will discuss with the ministries salaries of all employees in order to prepare for the dispatch from Baghdad.

In the meantime, the coalition of forces discussed the file of elections and the return of displaced people to the liberated areas. He called for dedicating the revenues of the donor conference to the reconstruction of the affected areas. The National Alliance of Forces, said in a statement received “the Arabs today,” a copy of it, “The political body of the coalition of Iraqi national forces held a meeting on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of the President of the alliance Ahmad Masari and discussed a number of political and security issues that concern the Iraqi issue, Accompanied by political alliances and the return of the displaced and stability and reconstruction of cities affected by terrorism. ”

The coalition forces “Kuwait’s sisterly efforts to host the conference of donor countries on the twelfth of next month for reconstruction and stability in the cities affected,” and called for “to devote the conference to the areas and provinces affected by terrorism as a result of the disaster and large funds needed to rebuild the building Infrastructure, which the Ministry of Planning of Iraq at a minimum of $ 100 billion, which requires significant international support for them.

Meanwhile, the United Front, the Shiite Waqf, has accused the Shiite Endowment of passing a “sectarian agenda” aimed at beating “Sunni symbols” through the recent arrest of Ninewa governor Athil Nujaifi. On Thursday, a court ruled in absentia that the former governor of Nineveh, Ateel Nujaifi, was imprisoned for three years, prevented from travel, and the seizure of his money in response to a lawsuit filed by the Shiite Waqf office on Nujaifi.

The party said in a statement obtained by the Arabs today that “the leadership and the masses of a united Iraq party followed with great regret and anger the sentence against Atil Nujaifi against the prevention of the Shiite Waqf team from taking over a large number of Sunni mosques, The city of Mosul, “noting that” this happened seven years ago and Athil Nujaifi was governor of Nineveh and is responsible for the implementation of the decision of the provincial council to prevent the seizure of mosques without the approval of the Council. ”

The statement added that “when the Shiite stop this matter based on an illegitimate desire to expand contrary to reality and the desire of citizens who do not exist in the areas of mosques one of the Shiite community, to a personal case against Nujaifi, it means only one thing is targeting on the background of sectarian purpose Stir up sedition and strike national unity. ”

“The Shiite Waqf has passed a sectarian agenda by paying parties that do not care about the unity of the country as much as it wants to strike at the symbols of the Sunni component, especially those who are acceptable, popular and efficient,” he said.

The party explained that “it holds the Shiite Waqf and those behind it the responsibility of this unjust judgment by turning a public issue into a personal cause.” He pointed out that “the choice of a very bad timing does not hide its sectarian goals at a time when citizens are looking for measures and decisions that increase national cohesion and promote the concept of citizenship “He said.

A united party called on “the country’s leaders to reject and condemn this harmful approach and to work to address its effects in society, especially among the citizens of the Sunni component,” stressing that “injustice does not last and the right is superior and not superior to it.”


Abadi of Parliament: We adopted the population ratios on the share of the region in the budget


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Economy News _ Baghdad

Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi on Wednesday stressed the adoption of population ratios on the share of Kurdistan region in the budget, noting that there is no objection to the launch of petrodollars to the oil-producing provinces.

Abadi said during a meeting of the House of Representatives to discuss the budget that “the adoption of the share of Kurdistan in the budget was through population ratios,” indicating “we want equality and justice in the distribution of resources.”

“We have to provide security and services for the return of displaced persons and the distribution of voter cards,” Abadi said, adding that “the Council of Ministers launched yesterday the financial allocations to the Electoral Commission.”

He added that “there is no objection to the release of petrodollars to the oil-producing provinces of Amara, Basra, Nasiriyah, Wasit and Kirkuk,” calling on the House of Representatives to “transfer the necessary funds and no objection by us.”

“We can not now increase the budget deficit, because we have to speak clearly with people about the money and the future of the country,” Abadi said, adding that “it is better to discuss with the committees and are ready to work to find solutions to pass the federal budget as soon as possible.”

Abadi said, “I will sit with the provincial deputies in the liberated areas and the deputies of oil-producing provinces and deputies of the region, to reach an agreement on all the problems of each group.”

The Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived on Wednesday to the parliament building to discuss the budget law with members of the House of Representatives.


Baghdad and Arbil agree to transfer border ports to the owners of the General Authority for Ports


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Economy News _ Baghdad

The delegations of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government agreed to transfer the official border ports in the Kurdistan region to the owners of the General Authority for Federal Border Ports.

The head of the General Authority for Border Ports Kazim al-Aqabi said during a news conference in Sulaymaniyah attended by the correspondent, “Economy News”, that “the implementation of orders from the Council of Ministers was formed a committee to hold meetings with the Kurdistan Regional Government around the border crossings and was during the meetings to agree on the conversion of official border crossings in the province A threat to the owners of the General Authority for Federal Border Ports.

“There are four official border ports in the Kurdistan region of Bashmag, Haj Amran, Parviz Khan and Ibrahim Khalil, and there are other unofficial outlets also need official recognition by the federal government.”

He pointed out that “a report has been submitted to the Council of Ministers on the informal border crossings for recognition.”

For his part, said a member of the Commission on the border crossings in the Kurdistan region, Brigadier Salar Abdullah, said that “a committee of the federal government consisted of representatives of 9 federal ministries visited the executors of Kelly and Siraan Band to find out the economic feasibility of opening these two.”

He pointed out that “the work of the Committee has been completed and the final report on these two implementations was submitted to the Presidency of the Federal Council of Ministers to take the appropriate decision on this subject.”


US Ambassador: We strongly support the Kuwait Conference and hold elections on time

Release Date: 2018/1/31 13:26 • 83 times read
Vice President Nuri al-Maliki discussed in his official office today with US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Allen Silliman the path of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and issues of mutual concern.
“The two sides discussed the ongoing preparations for the Iraq reconstruction conference, which will be held in Kuwait soon, and discuss holding the elections on schedule,” a statement by the vice president’s office said.
Al-Maliki renewed his invitation to the countries participating in the Kuwait conference to support Iraq in the field of investment and reconstruction through payment of time and not through grants. He expressed the hope that “major American companies will have the opportunity to contribute to the reconstruction and reconstruction process in the country.”
For his part, the US ambassador said that his country will “strongly support the Kuwait conference and mobilize international support for Iraq,” stressing that “the United States supports Iraq’s efforts to establish parliamentary elections on time and support the Electoral Commission in the performance of its functions to make these elections successful.”