Calls to find formulas of understanding to pass the budget


15/2/2018 12:00 am

 Following the announcement of a forthcoming meeting of the three presidencies,
Baghdad / Muhannad Abdul Wahab
following the announcement of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Salim Jubouri, a meeting expected for the three presidencies on a common understanding to vote on the budget law, deputies expressed the hope that the upcoming meeting to produce results contribute to To find solutions to end the dispute and satisfy all parties to contribute to pass the budget law and approval by the House of Representatives.
He said the decision of the parliamentary finance committee MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Ahmed Haj Rashid: It is hoped that the meeting of the three presidencies after the return of Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi of the Kuwait Conference in order to reach the final version of the political understandings on the draft budget law.
He said in his speech to «morning» that this meeting is expected to discuss the presidencies of the most important points of disagreement proposed by the political blocs that objected to the budget, hoping that the meeting to reach common points to satisfy all parties on the provisions of the budget law. Rashid reiterated that the demands of the Kurds still exist and focused on legal and technical treatments and the most important treatments are the allocations of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region.



I assured Prime Minister the World Bank Group will stand with Iraq at every step and maximize private financing and investment wherever possible to help .


Kuwait Conference: The Iraqi Government and the Challenge of Low Reliability


The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced on February 9, 2018, the completion of the procedures for the convening of the reconstruction conference which will be hosted by the State of Kuwait during the period 12-14 February 2018, confirming the participation of many countries, international companies, international organizations and international financial institutions. For its part, announced the Iraqi National Investment Commission that it will show 157 projects described by the strategy for investment during the conference.

The Iraqi government has already announced the need for $ 100 billion for the reconstruction of the provinces and cities liberated from the control of the terrorist organizations, and is now striving to collect the bulk of this amount in the reconstruction conference in Kuwait with the decline in financial revenues due to low oil prices.

The need for post-conflict reconstruction is not new to Iraq. It can be said that Iraq saw that need three times after 2003 – the need for reconstruction after the US invasion in 2003, reconstruction after the elimination of al-Qaeda and the latest in Iraq at the current stage. As is the case, the state institutions did not succeed in achieving the first and second phases of the reconstruction and stability, which reached the country for this case for several reasons, including corruption, lack of public policy planning, and lack of awareness of the nature of the stage. Which has created a negative image of the performance of state institutions that failed in all sectors except the oil sector and the institutions are considered that they can not succeed in recruiting international support in the reconstruction and stability.

This is to highlight this important and crucial issue of international support for reconstruction. We certainly do not have the Marshall Plan of Iraq, no substantial financial support, and it is very much promoted in Iraq. The system is still the same if we say that it worsened performance more, and still the top spoilers are protected by the organs of the state and have a significant role in decision-making and take, and still political corruption, financial and administrative at the highest levels.

We do not want to be pessimistic, but that’s the reality. We are still afraid, but we are afraid to discover our reality and run away without turning back. The decision makers must realize that the money they can get from countries is mostly taxpayers’ income, so policymakers in participating countries can not sacrifice their voters and their public to pay money to institutions they see as corrupt and inefficient.

In the last few days before the announcement of the military victory and even after announcing the organization of a supporter of the terrorist, the government and judicial institutions and control in front of a large opportunity to confront corruption and launched a campaign and a large and resolute, especially with the support of the general public and religious reference. Much of the financial resources needed for the reconstruction and stability of the liberated areas could have been provided. This file is important and the government has a responsibility to provide a clear picture of it and a precise and practical vision around it to enhance the investment environment. And therefore there is no guarantee that the funds provided will be treated transparently and will be spent in accordance with the accounts of a large transparency at the time does not have the final accounts for the last six years at the level of the federal budget.

Also, in the framework of providing the investment environment, there is another file of files that the government must submit to it, which is the administrative routine and the lack of integration of the legislative framework guaranteeing the rights of investors and the sponsor to provide facilities for foreign investments institutionally. This file is a major shortcoming in which the government and the House of Representatives share a great deal of misfortune. This is because the government did not achieve a few successes in the “one-stop” system, despite its approval.

The banking system and the financial system in the country has traditionally been one of the main infrastructures sought by the investor in ensuring the transfer of his money and profits in a fragile security environment controlled by arms outside the state system in some areas.

These points represent many challenges to the government and the House of Representatives and require them to pass them according to a clear economic vision that contributes to the creation of international credibility in the institutions of the state and meets the ambitions of the international community units in the transparency of spending and the clarity of its tracks in reconstruction and stability.

At this stage, Iraq is the strongest party in defeating terrorism and has achieved remarkable successes in this file. I imagine that the international community has a great interest in not returning terrorism and extremism to it by strengthening the economic environment that guarantees the welfare of individuals and avoids engaging in extremist groups, whether religious or otherwise.

* Researcher at the center of the Euphrates Development and Strategic Studies / 2004-Ⓒ2018

Barzani: Ready to solve our problems with Baghdad


Political situation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:21 pm

Arbil / .. The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, on Wednesday, the region’s readiness to resolve problems with the federal government on the basis of the Constitution, while expressing his hope for continued US support for the Peshmerga forces.

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Government in a statement received “Eye of Iraq News”, a copy of it, “The Kurdistan Regional Government President Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy Kibad Talabani and a number of officials of the Kurdistan region met with a delegation of US military and diplomatic led by US Central Command commander Jean Joseph Futil,” indicating that “The meeting discussed the military and security situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan region, and the post-elimination of Daqash as well as the technical committees talks between Arbil and Baghdad and my meeting Barzani and Prime Minister Haider Abadi in Baghdad and Davos.”

Barzani praised the “continued support and military assistance to the Peshmerga forces in the war against Daqash, expressing his hope for continued assistance,” reiterating the “readiness of the Kurdistan Region to resolve problems with the Iraqi federal government on the basis of the Constitution.”

For his part, Fotil stressed the “continued US military assistance to the Peshmerga forces,” expressing at the same time “his support and satisfaction of the dialogue between Arbil and Baghdad.”

The Kurdistan region suffers from an internal political and economic crisis following the holding of the independence referendum on September 25, while the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region is strained, prompting the central government to impose several measures, including stopping international flights at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports.

end of auditing community with the salaries of employees in Sulaymaniyah

Completion of audit of salaries of employees in Sulaymaniyah
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In the province of Sulaymaniyah, on Wednesday, the Audit Committee of the salaries of employees of the Ministry of Education in Kurdistan, related to the audit of the salaries of employees and teachers in the Directorate of Education west of Sulaymaniyah.

The Directorate said in a statement to the twilight news that the committee completed the audit of the salaries of employees and teachers of the Ministry of Education in the Directorate of Education west of Sulaymaniyah.

The statement added that the Committee informed the Directorate of Education west of Sulaymaniyah, the end of its functions in the office of the Directorate.

It is noteworthy that the federal government promised since last October to provide salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region, but the Kurdistan Regional Government confirmed on more than one occasion the arrival of salaries from Baghdad so far.

Voetel confirms Barzani support Peshmerga forces and agree to resolve the dispute with Baghdad dialogue

Fotil confirms Barzani support Peshmerga forces and agree to resolve the dispute with Baghdad dialogue
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The leader of the US Central Command during his meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nzhirvan Barzani, on Wednesday, the continuation of military assistance and cooperation to his country with the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan region in the war against the organization calling.

In a statement to the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani received the commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Fotel, noting that the meeting was attended by Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Qubad Talabani and a high delegation from the provincial government and a military delegation and a US diplomat.

The statement added that the two sides discussed the military and security situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region and the post-elimination phase of the organization and the latest developments in the dialogues of the technical committees between Arbil and Baghdad and discuss the meetings of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Najirvan Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi in Baghdad and Davos. The two sides reach solutions to all problems in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.

The statement pointed out that Barzani thanked the continued support and military cooperation of the Peshmerga forces in the war against the dossier and secure weapons and training and training Peshmerga, expressing the readiness of the region to resolve all problems with the federal government on the basis of the Iraqi constitution.

The statement noted that General Fotel confirmed the continuation of US military assistance to the Peshmerga forces.

The statement pointed out that the discussion of the situation in general and the war against terrorism in Iraq and Syria in particular was another aspect of the meeting, indicating that the two sides stressed that the defeat of terrorism will not only be achieved by the military side, but must formulate a program to eliminate and defeat ideas and programs for terrorists.

In figures .. / Mawazin News / reveal the amounts received by Iraq at the Kuwait Conference


Since 2018-02-14 at 20:19 (Baghdad time)

Special – Mawazine News

Reveals / Mawazin News / Wednesday, the amounts received by Iraq at the Kuwait Conference for the reconstruction and reconstruction of Iraq.

A source familiar with the Iraqi delegation to the conference told Mawazine News that “Iraq received sovereign loans of $ 15.5 billion, through (1) billion dollars, Kuwait, 5 billion dollars, 1 billion Saudi dollars, 1 billion dollars Qatar, $ 250 million, UAE $ 1.5 billion, Arab Social Fund, $ 500 million Islamic Development Bank, $ 260 million Italy, and $ 6 billion World Bank).

The source added that “Iraq also received non-sovereign loans and financing and guarantees of projects in the amount of 11.61 billion dollars, through (1 billion dollars Kuwait, 0.5 reconstruction exports from Saudi Arabia, 5.200 billion dollars, the United Arab Emirates, 210 million dollars, 3.5 billion dollars United States, and $ 1.2 billion Japan) “.

The source, who declined to be named, said that “Iraq has received other amounts of $ 1.8 billion, through (100 million dollars Kuwait, 400 million dollars European Union, 50 million dollars UAE, 50 million dollars Turkey, 18 million dollars Australia, Japan, $ 10 million Korea, 11.5 Italy, $ 12 million Canada, $ 350 million Germany, $ 10 million Finland, $ 1.5 million Luxembourg, $ 8 million Belgium, 140 million dollars Sweden, $ 1.6 million Hungary and $ 740 million from Slovakia).

The Kuwait International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq began on Monday.

The event was launched with the participation of hundreds of major international companies, organizations and financial institutions.

Iraq received nearly 11 billion dollars from Arab and foreign countries during the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction.


.. An important official letter to the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the deduction of salaries of employees


Release date: 2018/2/14 18:55 • 660 times read
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} Agency received {Euphrates News} an official letter to the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers addressed to the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives in which it is not possible to continue to withhold amounts from the salaries of employees.
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