Barzani and McMaster discuss political and security developments and Washington’s bilateral relations with Erbil

In his first meeting after his arrival in the US capital …

Pleased Barzani and Herbert McMasterPleased Barzani and Herbert McMaster

In his first meeting with US administration officials after his arrival in the US capital Washington, the adviser of the Security Council of Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani, on Thursday, with US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster, bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, and recent political and security developments.

Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Washington Statement Sami Abdul Rahman, written on her account on the site of social networking <Twitter>, in connection with the meeting: «There has been fruitful dialogue on the latest political and security developments, economic development, as well as the development of relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States».

The adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani arrived in the United States on Thursday afternoon.

Barzani is expected to hold meetings with several senior US officials in the White House and members of Congress, discuss the region’s relations with the United States, and the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

Barzani’s visit to Washington follows his participation from 16-18 February in the Munich International Security Conference.

This visit is the first official high-ranking official to Washington since the referendum on independence from Iraq, which was conducted by the Kurdistan region on 25 September last and won an overwhelming majority in favor of independence.

Senior official in the Peshmerga: reopening the road to Arbil, Kirkuk next week

 

It was closed after the militia attack on Kirkuk …

Senior official in the Peshmerga: reopening the road to Arbil, Kirkuk next week

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the official of the western axis of Kirkuk in the Peshmerga forces Kamal Karkuki said on Thursday evening that the main road between Erbil and Kirkuk will be reopened next week, pointing to the opening of the road between Erbil and Makhmour district on the same date, Days.

He stressed that the decision was taken in the presence of President Massoud Barzani.

The road between the provinces of Erbil and Kirkuk has been closed for about four months after the re-militias of the popular crowd and other Iraqi security forces control the city of Kirkuk and other Kurdish areas outside the administration of the Kurdistan Region or called “disputed” on 16 October last and its intention to expand to Areas near Arbil.

The Peshmerga forces then confronted more than 12,000 of these militias and heavily armed Iraqi forces with the latest weapons, including the American Abrams tanks, at the town of Berde, between Erbil and Kirkuk.

Karkuki stressed that the Peshmerga forces will remain fully ready and stationed in their current positions to protect the areas in which they are located.

Karkuki also pointed out that the Kurdistan Region will open the way for his part, but remains the responsibility of the Iraqi party.

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Washington is looking for long-term security cooperation with Baghdad

 

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President of the Republic Fuad Masum in Baghdad on Thursday evening discussed with US Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Karem political and security developments in Iraq and regional relations.

“Iraq should continue its war on terrorism with the support of friends in the international community, create conditions for the upcoming elections and rebuild the devastation and devastation of terrorism,” Masoum said.

The US Assistant Secretary of Defense expressed “pride and pride that the United States is an essential part of the victory of the Iraqis against Da’ash,” expressing “the aspiration to deepen relations and long-term participation in security cooperation in the face of terrorism.”

The statement said that “during the meeting, discuss the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region and emphasize the need for the parties to work for dialogue and end outstanding problems.”

Masrour Barzani Visiting Washington

 

Masrour Barzani Visiting Washington

ERBIL — A Kurdish delegation led by Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani arrived on Thursday in Washington.

Barzani will be holding a series of meetings with senior US officials, discussing the developments in the region, as reported by Kurdistan 24.

The KRSC chancellor is said to be meeting with officials from both the White House and Congress.

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Tomorrow .. The arrival of a Saudi media delegation to Baghdad

Release Date: 2018/2/22 17:59 • 127 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) A large media delegation comprising a number of editors and press leaders will leave the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday morning for a visit to Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi Journalists Union.
“This visit comes to discuss ways of cooperation between journalists and the press in both countries, and also comes within the active Saudi-Iraqi move to return the relations to what they were,” a trade union statement said.
“The members of the delegation will meet with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and a number of ministers. There will also be discussions on press cooperation between the Saudi Journalists Association and the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate.”

 

Association of Private Banks concludes the course «Accounting for financial institutions

 

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Economy News Baghdad:

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks held the closing ceremony of the “Accounting for Financial Institutions” session with the participation of 43 trainees working in banks and financial transfer companies, in the presence of the Turkish ambassador in Iraq Fatih Al-Yazid and the official spokesman of the Central Bank Dr. Bassem Abdul Hadi and a number of directors of Iraqi and Turkish private banks.

The training course was launched last Monday and was attended by staff in accounting and finance departments for the purpose of developing their capabilities.

“The banking sector is considered one of the best sectors in the Iraqi economy and the most important factor to develop the country and achieve economic development,” he said, noting that “the natural resources possessed by Iraq can be invested by the banking sector by granting loans to companies. “He said.

“We support the strengthening of relations between Iraqi and Turkish banks, which facilitates the process of trade between the two countries,” adding that “the Association of Iraqi private banks is a very important institution and supported by the central bank and the government.”

“We offer our support to the efforts of the Association of Iraqi private banks in the development of banking cadres that will be reflected positively on the Iraqi banking sector.”

On the other hand, the representative of the Central Bank, his spokesman, Dr. Bassem Abdul Hadi, said in his speech during the graduation ceremony that “the Central Bank supports the efforts of the Association in establishing courses and practices in the development of the work of private banks,” noting that “the banking sector Iraqi development, especially in recent years, which confirms that the banks will be a prominent role in the current stage of the stage of construction and reconstruction.

Meanwhile, the President of the Association of Private Banks, Wadih al-Hanalal, said that “the training courses organized by the Association aims to develop human cadres and the banking sector.” He pointed out that “the stability of the dollar exchange against the dinar will encourage foreign companies to invest inside Iraq.”

He pointed out that “the banking sector seeks to open up to the Turkish banking sector in order to strengthen economic relations between the two countries.”

Also attending the ceremony were Ayman Abu Dahaima, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iraqi Bank, Suha Al-Kafai, Director of the International Bank of Iraq and representatives of the Turkish Agricultural Bank, Middle East and North Africa.

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Masoum discusses with US delegation the relationship between Erbil and Baghdad and the need to end outstanding problems

 

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President Fuad Masum discussed with US Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Karem and his accompanying delegation the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region and stressed the need for the parties to work for dialogue and end the outstanding problems.

The presidency said in a statement that the infallible speech during the meeting on political and security developments in Iraq and regional relations, stressing “to continue Iraq’s war against terrorism with the support of friends in the international community, and to create the conditions for the upcoming elections and the reconstruction of the devastation and destruction of terrorism.”

For his part, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense expressed “pride and pride that the United States is an essential part of the factors of the victory achieved by the Iraqis against Dahesh,” expressing “the aspiration to deepen relations and long-term participation in security cooperation in the face of terrorism.”

The statement said that during the meeting, which was attended by US Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliman discussed the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region and stressed the need for the parties to work for dialogue and end the outstanding problems.

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Abadi: The world has great confidence in Iraq

(Independent) .. Prime Minister Haider Abadi said that the world has great confidence in Iraq, noting that the conference to reconstruct Iraq in Kuwait was a major step towards clarifying the position of Iraq globally and that the projects of Basra and support has been put forward at the Kuwait conference strongly.

Al-Abbadi said that he met today with the members of Basra Provincial Council in the presence of Basra Governor As’ad al-Eidani and security leaders to the importance of meeting the needs of Basra.

There are important projects to be completed, namely Zubayr, Qibla, Al-Huli, Basra Water and many other projects, in addition to providing job opportunities. He also highlighted the importance of integrating projects to achieve them and provide services to citizens.

Abbadi reiterated condolences to the families of the martyrs who were recently martyred in the Riyadh area of ​​Hawija, stressing the opening of an investigation.

He said that the purges continue until the cells and terrorist pockets are completely eliminated.

Al-Abbadi stressed the importance of limiting the weapon to the state and that the enforcement of the law is essential, with the recommendation to respect the citizens and not to pressure them, and the aim is to arrest those wanted.

As an extensive discussion of Basra projects and provide services to its people and improve the reality.

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Second conference for the reconstruction of Iraq under new auspices

 

Second conference for the reconstruction of Iraq under new auspices
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An official Iraqi newspaper revealed on Thursday a new conference is being prepared for the reconstruction of Iraq under the auspices of the League of Arab States, with the participation of senior Iraqi officials.
“The convening of a major conference and exhibition in the Arab League will be next month, for the reconstruction of Iraq, with the participation of senior Iraqi officials,” said the head of the Federation of Arab Investors, Huda Yissi.
“The exhibition will feature pavilions for small and medium-sized enterprises as the feedstock for major industries,” she said.
For his part, said the Iraqi ambassador in Cairo and the permanent representative in the Arab League, Habib al-Sadr, that “Egypt will enter strongly in the reconstruction of Iraq,” noting that “the volume of trade exchange between Baghdad and Cairo reached last year to one billion and 300 million dollars.”
He added that “the next period will witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Iraqi Ministry of Health and its Egyptian counterpart to establish a hospital in Basra and another in Baghdad,” stressing at the same time that “the opening of Arar port between Iraq and Saudi Arabia has contributed positively to the entry of Egyptian products to Iraq.”
The Iraqi ambassador pointed out that “the pipeline project, which runs from the city of Basra, the southernmost of Iraq, to ​​the port of Aqaba, the southernmost of Jordan, will contribute to supply Egypt of its oil needs.”
At the same time, he stressed that “the reconstruction conference in Kuwait provided opportunities to develop development action data, remove obstacles and attract international expertise while applying the theory of combating extremism in development.”
The International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (ICARRD) was concluded last Wednesday in Kuwait with the participation of a number of ministers and officials from around the world. Iraq has secured financial pledges worth 30 billion dollars.

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pleased Barzani arrives in Washington to discuss two issues

Massoud Barzani arrives in Washington to discuss two issues
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“The adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani to Washington to meet with a number of US officials.
Barzani is scheduled to discuss with White House officials and members of Congress the relations between the United States and the Kurdistan Region, the developments of the discussions between Baghdad and Erbil and the solution of problems.

According to an official in Barzani’s office told the twilight news, the visit will take several days.