Government delegation from the Kurdistan Region to visit Baghdad


To discuss the problem of financial receivables of Erbil …

Government delegation from the Kurdistan Region to visit Baghdad

Is scheduled to go to a government delegation from the Kurdistan Region to Baghdad next week, to discuss the problem of financial receivables of the province of Erbil with Iraqi officials.

Revealed Nozad Adham, Director General of Trade in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Thursday, that the Iraqi government has not yet paid the dues of Erbil farmers for the years 2016 – 2017, amounting to 41 billion dinars, which had issued a decision previously issued.

He added «next Monday, a high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Region to Baghdad to discuss this problem».

He stressed that this financial problem adversely affect the living conditions and work of farmers.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture in the Iraqi government, Hamid Nayef, has said last month to (Basneoz), the Iraqi government decided to spend a large part of the dues of farmers in the Kurdistan Region.

Announced that a committee was formed to check the benefits of the farmers of Kurdistan for wheat, and it reached the final stage and decided to pay dues.


Modern technology is entering the financial sector

07/4/2018 12:00 am

With local application

Baghdad / Al-Sabah
The transfer of advanced technology represents an important step to activate the banking services, which represent the nerve of economic development sought by the country, which requires us to start where the world ended to keep pace with developments in the field of the financial sector.

A member of the Baghdad Economic Forum Jassem Al-Aradi stressed the need to “open up to successful regional and international experiences in the banking sector and work on transferring them to Iraq, which is directed towards a major development process in all productive and service sectors.” Big figures praised Aradi on the South Bank of the adoption of automating paper – based processes and vital characteristics of the system, he said: ” The availability of human resources helps greatly in the mastery of advanced systems needed by the international effort and local , which will adopt the construction and reconstruction process, as it requires banks have the capacity to deal with Big numbers “.

Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization enhances exports

07/4/2018 12:00 am

Will contribute to the arrival of our products to foreign consumer
Baghdad / Farah pumice
in international trade called for a specialist to coordinate efforts between the state institutions to contribute to the accession to the World Trade Organization, returned completion of this file , ” an Iraqi victory , ” a new will be added to what has been achieved in recent years.
This came a day after the Ministry of Commerce announced the convening of the 33rd meeting of the National Committee on the accession of Iraq to the World Trade Organization in the presence of members of the Committee representatives of Iraqi ministries and relevant bodies.
“The accession of Iraq to this organization will contribute to the export of Iraqi goods to international markets, that is, the national product will reach the consumer in all parts of the world,” said specialist Saad Fayyad.
The World Trade Organization (WTO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, has the primary task of ensuring smooth, smooth and free trade flows. It is the only international organization dealing with international trade law. It includes 164 member states and 20 observer countries. Iraq.
“The state institutions must work with one team to join the organization, and work in several files, the latest joining the marshes to the list of world heritage and lifting the ban on football stadiums of Iraq and others.”
“If the government joins the organization, it will achieve a new victory that will be added to what has been achieved in recent years,” he said. “There are good efforts in this regard, but it needs more moves at various levels.”
He added that “the organization will provide appropriate protection to the market to suit different levels of living and development, while creating an international competitive position of trade based on economic efficiency in the allocation of resources, in addition to the full employment of the resources of the world,” pointing out that “Iraq needs to gain more confidence from countries The world that began after the victory over terrorism Daashi. ”
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce for Economic Affairs Eng. Haitham Al-Khashali, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Chairman of the Committee, confirmed that “during the 33rd meeting of the National Committee on Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization held on Tuesday, To review the files in progress and completed files sent to the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization and approved by members of the National Committee.
“The results of the informal meeting held in Geneva last November between Iraq and the Chairman of the Working Group on Accession and the most important recommendations that resulted from it were also discussed,” he said, adding that ” National committees and their committees to attend meetings, conferences and sessions held by the Organization either in Geneva or in any other country because of the lack of financial allocations with the possibility of finding solutions to it.
For his part, the Director General of the Department of External Relations, Adel Khudair Abbas, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee on Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization WTO, a summary of the work of the National Committee on accession and the stage reached
by Iraq in the accession process and the challenges facing Iraq in this regard.
Abbas said that “the meeting also discussed the importance of increasing the negotiating experience of the Iraqi negotiating team and the new members of the National Committee and the committees emanating from it and not to change its members until the completion of its work on the basis of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in this regard as well as discuss the proposal of the financial adviser to the Prime Minister on the establishment of a permanent office in the Ministry The Economic Department to take over the administration and follow up the issue of Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization instead of the Ministry of Commerce and to express the opinion of the members of the Committee in this regard, where the members of the Committee agreed on the need to keep the file in the Ministry of Commerce and the necessity Ml Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a coordinating with the Ministry of Commerce.

The crowd confirms the government’s move to increase the salaries of its employees and promises them as “positive things”

Editor Hassan Alaa – Friday 6 April
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The head of the popular crowd, Faleh al-Fayyad , the government’s move to increase the salaries of employees of the Commission, noting that the coming days will see “positive things” of the body.

“We are going to increase the salaries of the popular crowd and not to reduce them, through the equalization with the security ministries,” Fayyad said in an interview on state television reported by the popular crowd website, noting that “this is a fulfillment of these heroes, and the coming days will see positive and good things for the body.
Fayyad pointed out that “the general trend with the dedication of the popular crowd because it is essential with the rest of the formations, to be under the control of the state and outside the political calculations,” asserting that “limiting weapons is a goal we seek, not far.”

It is noteworthy that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider Abadi issued, on Thursday (March 8, 2018), a decree published by the deployment of the situation of the Popular Army fighters.

Abadi’s office announces the results of his recent visit to Japan


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office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday the results of the visit to Japan,which lasted two days, noting that the visit witnessed the signing of many agreements to develop the Iraqi economy and the entry of Japanese companies in various investment sectors in Iraq .

“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi concluded a successful visit to Japan, where he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and participated in the Tokyo Conference to support the creation of jobs in Iraq, and headed the Iraqi delegation in the meeting,” said Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the office. Official talks with the Japanese government. He also met with the chairmanship of the Japanese Foreign Trade Organization and met with the heads of five major Japanese companies working in the sectors of industry, energy, construction and construction.
Al-Hadithi added that the visit achieved fruitful results and resulted in many agreements to develop the Iraqi economy and the entry of Japanese companies in various investment sectors in Iraq. The two countries signed an agreement to complete the Greater Basrah water project and an agreement in the agriculture and irrigation sector.

“The Japanese Prime Minister decided in response to Abadi’s request to reduce the level of security risks related to the entry of Japanese in the Iraqi provinces to facilitate the expansion of the role of Japanese companies to invest in Iraq,” adding that “the visit resulted in the agreement to provide four fixed power stations in Basra, Dhi Qar and Maysan And Muthanna, in addition to 12 other mobile stations that enter service by summer and contribute to increase electricity production.

He continued, “It was agreed to increase Japanese investments in the oil sector to reach 4.5 billion dollars and the establishment of centers for the rehabilitation and development of Iraqi expertise in this area, and discussed the best ways to rehabilitate and expand the power station Hartha, and the mechanisms of gas investment associated with increasing the financial resources of Iraq, The possibility of establishing a factory to manufacture Japanese cars and provide after-sales services in Iraq. “

The Islamic Bank of the South is the first to implement the process of automation of paper processes and vital characteristics


(SABIC) announced today that it has selected 01 Systems to implement the bank’s digital transformation strategy.

An official source at the bank said: “01 Systems” will implement this strategy in several stages, starting with automating ATM services through the implementation of the system “digital coupon”, which allows the client to perform several operations such as the withdrawal and filing and transfer in the branches via a tablet easily and without the need to use Traditional paper vouchers or even assistant exchange officer .

Identify the customer

He added that the second phase comes from the process of digital transformation through the application of automated identification system to the client through the vital characteristics, and the importance of this system in that it allows the bank to identify the customer without the need for a personal identification card, pointing out that this by checking the vital characteristics The customer’s finger is made by means of special devices that allow the bank to verify the identity of the customer, which will solve the problem of fraud and accelerate the process of verification of the identity of the client.

Encrypt all data

He pointed out that the new system is characterized by high security level, where all data related to the process is encrypted through the electronic device used in addition to the encryption provided by the program , where the Bank of the South can benefit from these services in all branches, Quality Services in Iraq .

The South Bank of the Islamic Bank announced that “Safar One Systems” has signed an agreement with the Bank of the South to implement Business Process Management andelectronic archiving to manage and automate the operations of the South Bank Islamic Bank with the latest methods and the latest knowledge in this field. .,15700021,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700191,15700201&usg=ALkJrhidd84gNqQ2ntw8RjrqBaXSQWRJwQ

Zain Bank: Diversifying the products of Islamic banks supports sustainable development


The reality of the ethnic economy requires the development of work joints in the financial sector, which represents the main axis to support the process of economic development,” pointing out that “the need to adopt plans to achieve a variety of revenues from Through the Islamic banking products that have recently done in Iraq and have proved a great success in the world . 

Al-Alusi said that the first stages of the work should focus on creating human resources efficiently, as it is an important focus in the overall financial activities, through the involvement of specialized courses under the supervision of international financial expertise and this is what works on the bank, Zain Islamic Iraq, noting the need to pay attention to compliance and Money and risks in all banks . 

The banking system in Iraq expanded significantly after 2003 and now consists of 70 private sector exclusively with its traditional and Islamic banks.

Service Economy

She pointed to “the importance of the actual trend in the multiplicity of banking products, which are offered to customers to support all joints of the market productive and service, which represents the trend to benefit the national economy and support development.”

Al-Alusi stressed the need for Islamic banks to provide all financing and investment activities on a non-Islamic basis, which is to be implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Islamic Sharia by opening investment accounts with banks’ funds for those who wish to invest in all the requirements of Islamic shariah (Murabaha, Mudaraba, .,15700021,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700191,15700201&usg=ALkJrhie5mpeyGJjp5JDe8fJFhyf4UnYIg

The World Bank provides $ 200 million to support social stability in Iraq

More than 1 million families benefit from programs …

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06/04/2018 – 12:50


The World Bank Group on Friday approved a $ 200 million emergency stabilization and social stabilization project in Iraq aimed at improving the livelihoods of more than 1 million Iraqis in liberated areas.

The emergency project to support social stability and resilience of citizens, especially those most vulnerable to poverty, will provide cash support, short-term employment opportunities and other forms of social support.

The project provides cash and employment support to 150,000 families, benefits some 840,000 people and generates about 15 million working days.

The project will also increase access to psychosocial services for more than 150,000 people who will receive mental health services and address the effects of violence against women and mitigate the impact of the psychological and social conflict on the population.

At the same time, the project will support the development of medium-term social safety nets and support for livelihoods through micro and microenterprise financing, which will benefit some 12,000 families.

“This project is vital to ensure that Iraq reconstruction not only rebuilds the traditional infrastructure, but also improves the lives of Iraqis and social stability,” said Saroj Kumar Jah, Regional Director, Mashreq Department, World Bank. Individuals and families in order to address the effects of the recent conflict, help communities start economic activity and create more jobs. ”

The project will rely on existing social researchers and existing payment methods, and will mainstream the concept of strong social accountability, citizen engagement and grievance processing mechanisms to build social cohesion, trust and strengthen the relationship between the central government and local governments.

These mechanisms will also take into account aspects of equality between women and men and support for vulnerable and vulnerable groups, which will help address some of the root causes of violence.

The project is part of an integrated package of World Bank support for the reconstruction and development of liberated areas that focuses on infrastructure and social dimensions.

“The project will support efforts to combat poverty and stabilize the liberated areas … At the same time, income-generating microfinance programs will provide opportunities for families to resume business activities and create employment opportunities,” said Mohammed Shi’a al-Sudani, Iraqi Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. In these areas ».

The project will also strengthen the capacity of social safety net programs to withstand, in order to enable the Iraqi government to assist poor and vulnerable groups and build resilience to shocks effectively and efficiently.

“One of the key components of this project is to ensure that citizens are able to cope with current and future shocks,” said Ghassan Al-Khoja, senior social protection officer at the World Bank in Iraq and head of the project team. The project will improve social safety net programs for 1.2 million families throughout Iraq. It will also allow families to invest in health and education and put an end to inter-generational poverty. ”

Abadi returns to Baghdad after concluding visit to Japan

Editorial Date: 2018/4/6 8:21


Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi returned to the capital Baghdad after the closure of official visits to Japan, which lasted two days.

Abadi and his accompanying government delegation visited Tokyo last Wednesday and held a series of talks with the Japanese government and companies focused on the reconstruction of Iraq.

Iraq and Japan signed two agreements concerning the first completion of the water project of Basra Al-Haritha to provide water to the people of the city of Basra, while the second agreement is the reclamation of land between the Euphrates and Tigris in the irrigation sector of the second phase.

Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe has decided to reduce the level of security risk to enter the Japanese in a number of Iraqi provinces, leading to the entry of more Japanese companies to work.


delegation to visit Baghdad next week .. Relations: the relationship with Arbil Bazdhir

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After a period of tension and severe complications, the relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi government towards normalization, and in this context and away from the eyes of the media there are dialogues and negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad continue and cut positive distances and officials say that there is good progress in bilateral negotiations.

“The relations between Erbil and Baghdad are flourishing, and the talks in various fields are continuing and have fruitful results, such as tackling the issue of border crossings, reopening airports and salaries,” he said, adding that there were negotiations to address other issues and they were optimistic of good results.

He added that there is no doubt that the talks have been going on for months and are linked to several issues and resulted in good results and positive and have been resolved in particular, including border crossings and airports and a number of issues related to customs. And that there are a number of issues that are still under discussion are ongoing, including the audit of the salaries of employees of the region because of which the distribution of salaries began in the first month of this year, according to Kurdish TV Rudao.

He continued that the Iraqi Prime Minister wants to solve this problem also, so the commissions continue in their tasks to complete the resolution of the audit of salaries for all staff of the region. Another important issue that everyone wants to solve seriously is the issue of oil, whether it is production or export safety, and the federal government believes that this issue should be resolved in a transparent and clear way.

He said he believed that the provisions of the Constitution, laws and decisions in force and the law of the general budget scheduled for 2015 important sources of how to address the issue of oil production and export.

And on the position of the Kurdistan Region on the normalization of relations between the region and Baghdad is scheduled to a delegation from the province to visit Baghdad and says the head of the provincial presidency in this regard that the situation with Baghdad is moving towards better and next week will witness a meeting between the parties.

Relations between Baghdad and Arbil have been strained after the referendum, but the Iraqi prime minister says relations between him and Barzani have made the situation go toward normalization.