Mohammed Al-Daraji (Tigris): The Central Bank to support the budget through treasury bonds and raise the price of the dollar


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A member of the Finance Committee parliamentary Mohammad al-Darraji, on Saturday, that the budget law is very far from the approach of the government of Abdul Mahdi.

Al-Daraji said in a press statement that ‘the amendments in the budget is very small and development projects are absent from them,’ noting that ‘the final accounts of previous governments did not reach parliament until the moment and the new government to claim them,

He added Darraji, ‘Iraq’s debt exceeded 126 billion dollars and this is very dangerous’, indicating that ‘the central bank to support the budget through treasury bonds and raise the price of the dollar’.,15700023,15700124,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhhDdn8UmYQe1Wy6kO6owXo_CeJuxQ


Al-Issawi to (Tigris): The knowledge of the government of Abdul Mahdi to visit Trump to Iraq ends the controversy

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close policy .. Abdul-Mahdi asks parliament to postpone the completion of the government and submit candidates for two posts

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[Asharq Al-Awsat] Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi asked the Iraqi parliament to postpone the vote on the ministers of interior and defense because of the deliberations on them are not yet over, while he submitted two names to fill the posts of the National Investment Commission and the Advisor of the Prime Minister.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives has allocated a session on the eighth of the beginning of next year to vote on the remaining of the ministers vacant, namely the defense, the interior, and justice.

According to the book, which bears the signature of Abdul Mahdi, “because of the completion of the ministerial reshuffle of the Ministries of Defense and Interior, we send you new nominations for candidates of the National Investment Commission and the Advisor of the Prime Minister with the biography and statement Ray Authority of Integrity and Accountability and Justice.”

The candidates for the posts according to the book are Nabat Farman Al-Abboudi to fill the position of the National Investment Authority, and Nawfal Abu Al-Shun Hassan to the adviser of the Prime Minister

He called on Abdul-Mahdi to “postpone the introduction of candidates for defense and internal until the issue is resolved, because there are talks about the names of candidates or to provide an alternative candidate.”

Syrian president receives message from Iraqi premier on bilateral relations

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad in Damascus

Damascus ( – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received on Saturday a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on means of boosting bilateral relations in various fields.

The message, conveyed by Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad, focused on the developments of relations between the two countries and the necessity of continuing coordination between them at all levels, particularly in the field of combating terrorism along borders between the two states, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

During the meeting, President Assad underlined that good relations with Iraq and the standing cooperation in the fight against terrorism have formed a powerful factor for both countries in their war against terrorism.

He further affirmed the importance of continuing this cooperation and coordination to completely eliminate the remnants of Islamic State terrorist cells, who are still active in some Syrian and Iraqi regions.

Al-Fayad, for his part, hailed the great success achieved by Iraqi and Syrian troops in the fight against terrorism, saying that such triumphs are good indications for the whole region.

The meeting also dealt with relations between the two brotherly countries and means of developing them in all domains to achieve the interest of the Syrian and Iraqi peoples.

Iraq and Jordan, an agreement in four economic sectors

Iraq and Jordan sign agreement in four economic sectors

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The two governments signed agreements in a number of economic sectors on Saturday.

A meeting was held in Baghdad on Saturday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Adel Abdul Mahdi, his counterpart Adrani Al-Razzaz and the large “ministerial delegation” accompanying him in the presence of the ambassadors of the two countries.

A statement issued by the Iraqi government that it was agreed during the discussions to take the following actions and according to specific dates:

  • In the transport sector:

o Opening the Jordanian-Iraqi border crossings (Al Karama-Trebil) in front of the door to door traffic to start the journey of goods that are perishable on 2-2-2019 and include all types of goods thereafter.

o Granting facilities for imported Iraqi goods via Aqaba, whose final destination is Iraq, a deduction of 75% of the fees charged by Aqaba Economic Authority.

o Agreement between the Royal Jordanian and Iraqi Aviation for mutual cooperation in various fields:

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Oo training and cooperation in all areas of aviation and air transport.

  • In the industry and trade sector:

o Activating the decision of the Iraqi Council of Ministers for the year 2017 exempting a number of Jordanian goods from customs as of 2-2-2019.

o The two councils of the two countries decided to allocate the agreed land on the Iraqi-Jordanian border to reach a depth of 2 km on the two sides of the border and a length of 6 km for the Iraqi Jordanian company, granting them the necessary exemptions and completion of the tender request for preparing technical specifications for the joint Jordanian- By 2-2-2019, in preparation for the company’s presentation of the industrial zone to the private sector for operation and management on the basis of BOT.

  • In the financial sector

o Forming a technical and financial legal committee between the two sides to develop solutions to the outstanding financial files between the two countries.

  • In the energy sector

o The agreement was reached on the Jordanian-Iraqi electricity link through the network of interconnection, where the memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of the prime ministers, in which the parties agreed to take the necessary measures to accelerate the exchange of electrical energy between the two parties through direct electrical connection to the electricity networks of Iraq and Jordan.

o It was agreed to finalize the framework agreement for the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline which will extend from Basra through Haditha to Aqaba in the first quarter of 2019.

o It was agreed that the technical committees will arrive to determine the details of transportation and pricing for the export of Iraqi crude oil to Jordan before 2-2-2019.

  • In agriculture

o Training in the areas of optimal use of water in the fields of aquaculture and water harvesting as well as in the field of seed propagation and in the areas of biological control and the use of environmentally friendly pesticides and the training of Iraqi environmental police.

  • In the ICT sector

o Agreement on the passage of Internet capacity to Iraq through Jordan in 2019 to support Iraq in the construction of infrastructure.

o Agreement on the transfer of Jordanian experiences in the fields of financial technology to the brothers in Iraq.

Leading a party Barzani: the fuss about Trump visit fabricated .. The procedure was normal and legal for 3 reasons

 Policy    2018/12/29 11:22  394    Editor: hr     

Baghdad today – follow-up

Former Iraqi MP KDP leader Majid Shankali said Saturday (December 29, 2018) that the uproar over US President Donald Trump’s visit to Iraq was “highly fabricated.

Shankali said in a press statement that “the visit is normal for more than one reason. First, it was the knowledge of the Iraqi government, as the government said, as well as the White House. The second is that visits of senior US officials are stipulated in the strategic agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington. In Germany the same way he visited the base (eye of the lion) without talking about the violation of Germany’s sovereignty. ”

Shankali added that “what is happening is really strange, as those who denounce are counted on the Iranian camp, and the silence is calculated on the American camp, and this in itself is a clear expression of the absence of an Iraqi national decision away from foreign agendas.”

On Wednesday evening, the US president visited the military base of Ain al-Assad in western Iraq on a surprise visit to congratulate US troops there on Christmas.

The three-hour visit provoked angry reactions among the forces in the popular crowd and Iraqi political forces, who saw it as an excess of sovereignty and diplomatic norms and called for “the expulsion of US forces.”

At the same time, the Information Office of the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said that “the US authorities have informed the Iraqi authorities of Trump’s desire to conduct the visit,” noting that “divergent views on the meeting” prevented the contract between Trump and Abdul-Mahd