NATO Secretary General Visits Iraq

 

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stonelberg arrived in Baghdad on Monday for a visit which included a meeting with President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari.

“The Secretary-General’s one-day visit to NATO is diplomatically important and coincides with the transition of Iraq from war to victory over gangs,” the head of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, Abdul Bari Zebari, told Sabah newspaper.

Zebari pointed out that “the Iraqi forces have had great experience over the past years and whatever evolved, the European armies need the experience of the Iraqi army in the rules of engagement and the way to collide with the terrorist groups fierce.”

The head of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, said that “among the objectives of the visit is to establish a mechanism to maintain coordination and communication between Iraq and NATO, especially from the military point of view.”

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Deputy: The government completed the audit of the salaries of the education of Kurdistan and will launch next week

 

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Revealed the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, the completion of the inventory of salaries of education staff in the Kurdistan region and provide the amounts allocated to them and will be launched next week, pointing out that the government asked the Kurdish blocs to name the body that will receive the amounts to be fully responsible to the Iraqi people.

A member of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives Jabbar Abadi told the newspaper “the new morning,” that “the government completed the audit of the names of education officials in the Kurdistan region and the allocation of funds for them and will be launched next week.”

A member of the Finance Committee said that the federal government is “confused” about who will transfer the funds.

He added that the government will launch health salaries after completing the salaries of education and after confirmation of the numbers of staff in the region.

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Iraq’s new budget determines the number of cars each official has

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Iraq's new budget determines the number of cars each official has

The Iraqi capital Baghdad

The new budget in Iraq has identified the number of vehicles used by officials, including the three presidencies, arguing that this has put pressure on expenditures.

The newspaper “Al- Hayat ” London, in a report, “The budget has identified 5 cars for each of the heads of the three governing bodies, and pressure of expenditures,” noting that “Article 26 of the budget includes the pressure of expenditure and reduce the amounts allocated for fuel and maintenance of used cars.”

The article also specified 4 cars for each of the two Vice-Presidents of the House of Representatives, three cars for the Minister or his rank, and two cars for each Undersecretary of the Ministry.

“The Iraqi budget does not allow the use of the car that is in the hands of the employee with the officials or their services, and the cars that are more than the specified number are returned and sold according to the law of selling and renting state funds.”

The House voted on March 3, 2018, to abolish deductions from state employees’ salaries in the draft new financial budget bill.

Source: Alsumaria News

Kubic reveals a planned visit by UN officials to Iraq

 

Editorial Date: 2018/3/4 23:42 • 36 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic when meeting with Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari that the next phase will witness the visit of a number of international officials in support of Iraq in many areas.
“Al-Jaafari reviewed in his Baghdad office on Sunday evening, with Kubic, the overall security developments, the political developments in the Iraqi arena, the international support provided to Iraq, and preparations for the upcoming election season,” the statement said.
“Iraq is determined to establish security, stability and dialogue, political and diplomatic coordination among the countries of the region,” Jaafari said during the meeting. “The victories achieved by Iraq were the efforts of its people and the support of the United Nations, international organizations and friendly countries.”
He added that “the task of reconstruction and construction is no less important, and responsibility for the task of combating terrorism, and we are still looking forward to the continuation of international support for Iraq,” pointing out that “the elections a station of the democratic process, and its success contributes to the building of Iraq and push the political process forward.
He noted that “the role of the United Nations in the success of the elections is important in overcoming past mistakes,” praising “the support provided by the United Nations in various fields, and the mobilization of international support for the benefit of Iraq.”
For his part, Kubic said that “the Security Council considers that Iraq is the bright spot in the region because of the great victories against the terrorist gangs and the sacrifices made by the Iraqis in their war against terrorism.”
“The United Nations is continuing to implement its pledges to support Iraq in reconstruction, development and economy,” he said. “We are ready to provide services for the success of the next election season.”
He revealed that “the next phase will witness the visit of a number of international officials in the framework of supporting Iraq in many areas,” expressing “his thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the mission of Iraq at the United Nations for their cooperation and coordination and contribute to the success of the mission United Nations in Baghdad ”

URGENT Bilateral meeting between Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Abadi

Date of release: 2018/3/4 21:25

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) President of the National Alliance, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, hold an important meeting with Prime Minister Haider Abadi now.

A source told the agency {Euphrates News} today that “Mr. Ammar al-Hakim is currently holding in his office in Baghdad an important meeting with Abadi to discuss the latest developments in the Iraqi arena.”

He pointed out that “the meeting witnessed the issue of elections and the need for honest competition without punctuation.”

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Rafidain Bank launches the salaries of military retirees for the March meal

Release Date: 2018/3/4 21:21

{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Rafidain Bank announced the direct retirement of the salaries of military retirees for the March meal through its branches in Baghdad and the provinces.

He said in a statement, received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of today, that “the Bank began distributing the salaries of military retirees for the March of March to holders of electronic payment tools.”

He called on all retirees to “receive their salaries from the branches of the bank all in Baghdad and the provinces instead of going to the outlets of private exchange, some of whom are deducted from the pension large sums for the receipt of his salary.”

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International Marathon for Peace in Erbil

From Erbil International Marathon in 2013From Erbil International Marathon in 2013

The city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, marathon of peace and brotherhood, national reconciliation and peaceful coexistence, on March 11.

The two organizations, the Marathon of Peace in Kurdistan and the son of the deceased, have for the first time held an international half-marathon of peace on 11/3/2018.

The event will bring together all segments of society from both sexes, diplomatic missions and international institutions working in the region to deliver the message of peace, fraternity and national reconciliation.

“The Marathon Peace Organization and the son of the deceased through sport provide the message of brotherhood, peace and peaceful coexistence to all segments of society and to the peoples of the world,” said Delir Ibrahim, a member of the Marathon High Commission.

“It includes a marathon of peace: 21 km (half a marathon), 5 km (family run), 2 km (for children and people with special needs).”

He pointed out that the registration places are: Jogging track in Park Sami Abdul Rahman, Shander Park, Park Char (city center) or by electronic registration.

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Speaker: Sales tax was reduced from 10% to 5%

Parliament Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri said the 2018 budget included a reduction in sales tax from 10% to 5%.
He added in a press conference at the House of Representatives that “the Council of Ministers has been given the authority to add any financial allocations to address the shortage of salaries of employees and retirees and social protection network,” noting that “sales tax was reduced from 10% to 5%.”
He explained that “the vote was also to accelerate the title of the employee with a certificate during the service, and included the budget granting of loans by government banks to citizens whose homes were demolished by a preacher because of terrorist operations or during military operations during the liberation.
He added that “the budget included the allocation of functional grades for employees of the Ministry of Defense and Interior and included the budget to pay salaries to employees and retirees in the liberated areas.”
He stressed that Parliament is keen to support the economy and the welfare of society and the market and raise the level of services through the adoption of the budget law 2018.

http://en.economiciraq.com/2018/03/04/speaker-sales-tax-was-reduced-from-10-to-5/

Baghdad to Take Over KRG Borders This Week

 

Baghdad to Take Over KRG Borders This Week

ERBIL – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is said to be handing over the administration of its international border crossings to the Iraqi counterparts on Monday, 5th March.

The decision comes after months of tensions between Erbil and Baghdad resulted from Iraqi government’s punitive actions against the Kurdistan Region for the independence referendum held last September.

Mohammed Shiwaili, head of the press department at Iraq’s general directorate of border crossings, confirmed the report at a press conference, saying that the Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-A’raji would announce the decision on Monday.

Meanwhile, KRG’s Council of Ministers on Sunday reiterated that the region will stay committed to resolving its issues with the federal government in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution despite all the disputes between the sides.

http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/419914

Kurdistan Alliance: We will return strongly to the political process

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 07:50 pm

BAGHDAD / .. confirmed the Kurdistan Alliance, Sunday, it will return strongly to the political process to restore the status of the Kurdish component, noting that the withdrawal during this phase came to maintain the special province of Kurdistan constitutional rights.

Said Alliance MP Zana Said’s “Eye of Iraq News”, “The Kurdistan region is suffering from real problems in terms of payment of salaries of employees of the Kurds and the provision of services to displaced families that were displaced to the region.”

Said said that “the Kurdish political blocs did not touch any sympathy from the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers or other blocs in the House of Representatives to grant Kurdistan rights of legitimacy, constitutional and legal.”

He explained that “the blocks in the Kurdistan Alliance will return strongly to the political process to restore the status of the Kurdish component,” noting that “the coalition’s withdrawal from the political process during this phase was to maintain the special province of Kurdistan constitutional rights.” Finished

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