Foreign Minister discusses with Abu Ghait the preparations for the economic summit in Beirut

Editorial Date: 2019/1/10 20:21

Baghdad: Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim received a phone call from Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

A statement issued by the foreign agency received the {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “was during the contact to discuss the latest developments in the Arab arena and preparations for the Arab Economic Summit in Beirut this month.”

He added that “cooperation was discussed to strengthen relations between all Arab parties and ways of developing them to serve the interests of the Arab countries.”

Next Saturday .. Parliamentary finance to host the Minister of Oil to discuss oil exports and imports



Information / special … 
Parliamentary Finance Committee, announced Thursday, will host the oil minister on Saturday to discuss Iraq ‘s oil exports and imports and the work of oil companies and foreign companies and rounds of licenses within 2019. budget 
, he said committee member Siham Oqaili’s / information /, ” The Committee decided to host the Minister Oil meeting next Saturday within the table of its hosting before the vote on the budget and make amendments to it. 
She added that “the committee will discuss with the minister the rate of oil exports and production capacity of Iraqi oil fields and imports and exports of oil region allocations of the ministry and the doors of disbursement allocations.” 
She explained that “the meeting will discuss the work of oil companies in the rounds of licenses and other matters before the start of the amendments to the budget for the second reading.”

The House of Representatives ends discussion of the budget of 2019 and completes the reading of two laws (expanded)


Release date: 2019/1/10 20:05 
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The House of Representatives in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mohammed al-Halbusi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, in the presence of 198 deputies, discussed the draft financial budget for 2019 and completed the first reading of the two laws while discussing the allocation of land plots for employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense.
At the start of the session, President Halabousi directed the committees of foreign relations, security and defense to investigate allegations of visiting Iraqi delegations to the Zionist entity, calling for the formation of a joint committee of the Regions, Security and Defense Committees on the situation in Sinjar. 
Nofal Baha Mousa was sworn in as Minister of Immigration and Displaced. 
The Council completed the discussion of the draft Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2019 submitted by the Finance Committee.
The MPs’ interventions focused on addressing the issue of lecturers and granting them the minimum wage in order to ensure the continuation of their work and to provide the necessary funds to return the displaced to their areas of residence and pay the end of service benefits to former army officers and increase the amounts allocated to wheat and barley. In addition to increasing the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the intelligence and national security and the allocation of functional grades for Turkmen in all institutions, especially in the areas where they are concentrated component and the need to support the card Rationing.
And stressed the interventions on the importance of supporting the investment budget in terms of the development of the regions and work on the investment of land in the province of Babylon to establish oil refineries and the construction of large industrial projects to run the labor force and emphasize the need for the parliamentary strategic planning committee to study the compatibility of the public budget with the government program presented by the Prime Minister, With the need to increase the amount allocated to the licensing contracts for the Kurdistan Region and provide the final accounts of the previous budgets as well as allocate a percentage of the amounts of loans received in the budget to the institution of martyrs in order to build housing complexes for the families of martyrs.
The interventions during the session, headed by Mr. Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on the call to allocate sufficient amounts to compensate private property that was damaged for the province of Nineveh and other provinces affected by terrorism and urge to find clear solutions in the budget to reduce unemployment and the need not to increase The real estate tax as it will negatively affect the growth of this important sector as well as the importance of the adoption of the $ 50 price to sell one barrel of oil within the budget and work to compensate the residential role surrounding the shrine of the military imams (P) in Samarra with the development of national mechanisms to invest The citizen’s money through voluntary saving. 
In its response to the interventions, the Finance Committee expressed its readiness to receive the proposals of the deputies on the federal budget for its maturity.
The Council completed the first reading of the proposed amendment to the Law of Service and Military Retirement No. 3 of 2010, submitted by the Security and Defense Committee, for the presence of a group of volunteer contractors as soldiers in the ministry for long periods, and some of them were martyred and wounded others and provided the ministry with non-fundamental elementary certificates that did not affect any A legal or financial center for the expelled soldiers, in addition to that the ministry has trained and qualified them to carry out military duties.
The Council concluded the first reading of the proposal to amend the service and retirement law of the Internal Security Forces No. 18 of 2011, submitted by the Security and Defense Committee, as a segment of the affiliated police and employees within the ministry’s staff for long periods and some of whom were martyred and wounded others and provided the ministry with non-fundamental elementary certificates, Affect any legal or financial center for the expelled members, in addition to that the ministry has trained and qualified them to carry out the duties of policing. 
The Council postponed the first reading of the draft law to address the abuses of housing and submitted by the committees of services, reconstruction and legal. 
On the other hand, the Council discussed the issue of allocating land plots for employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense.
At the beginning of the hosting, First Vice-President of the Council, Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, stressed that the Iraqi state since its establishment allocated residential land to employees in various fields, but the past years have seen a large disparity and imbalance and justice in the distribution of land, noting the volume of applications filed by those covered in Baghdad and the general provinces and The ability of the Municipality of Baghdad and the municipalities to provide and prepare the infrastructure, which requires hard work to provide all the necessary supplies to provide land with all services in it. 
Al-Kaabi pointed out that the House of Representatives is required to provide residential land for employees to establish a role to secure the future of their families, stressing the importance of there be a serious pause of deputies in coordination with the government to serve the people and follow-up file provision of residential land for staff.
The deputies stressed in their interventions the need to legislate a law to ensure the distribution of residential land to all Iraqis and to move towards vertical construction and the inclusion of different segments of the people with the importance of building residential complexes and selling apartments at subsidized prices or granting the beneficiaries instead of cash instead of the land, pointing to the importance of dealing fairly in the distribution Land for employees or employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense in Baghdad and the provision of services in the lands that were distributed in previous years

Pompeo Security Announces Several American Soldiers in Iraq: Our Rules Establish by Inviting Host Countries


Pompeo declares many US soldiers in Iraq: Our rules are established by inviting host countries
 Twilight News    
 40 minutes ago

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that his country has about 5,000 troops in Iraq, with a total of 166,000 in the past, and that his country had tens of thousands of American troops in Iraq. Saudi Arabia This number has become the past. 

In the same spirit, the United States last year strengthened the coalition of partners and allies to crack down on extremist organizations and liberate Iraqis, Syrians, Arabs, Kurds, Muslims, Christians and men. Women and children.

“President Trump has given our commanders in the field all the powers to strike a faster and stronger organization than before. Now 99 percent of the land that has been controlled has been liberated and normalcy has returned to millions of Iraqis and Syrians. To feel great pride in this achievement. 

He pointed out that the United States helps to reconstruct the liberated areas in Iraq to prevent the return of the organization (Daqsh) again, and provided about 2.4 billion dollars of humanitarian assistance to Iraq since 2014, and raised about 30 billion dollars in the form of grants and funding to Iraq during Iraq Reconstruction Conference in Kuwait last year. 

He stressed that life in the areas that controlled Da’ash in Iraq was hell, and today these areas were liberated because of the strength of the international coalition.

On the Iranian issue, the US Secretary of State said: “President Trump’s administration reflected the dangers of the Iranian regime and withdrew from the failed nuclear agreement with its false promises. The United States reintroduced the sanctions that were to be lifted yesterday and also organized a new pressure campaign to cut the revenues used by the Iranian regime to spread Terrorism and destruction in the country .. In addition to joining the ranks of the Iranian people to demand freedom and strengthened our bonds of understanding between our allies on the need to combat the agenda of the Iranian regime. “

He praised the important and pivotal role played by Egypt, Oman, Kuwait and Jordan in supporting US sanctions against Iran. The UAE cut off Iranian imports in re-imposing US sanctions, helped Bahrain to uncover and fight Iran’s Revolutionary Guard agents from the country and stop Iran’s maritime activities. Iranian expansion and influence in the region. 

“We want all countries in the world to continue to undermine Iranian activity in the region,” Pompeo said, adding that he helped America’s friends in South Korea and Poland face the wave of regional devastation and global terrorism that Iran is doing. Countries around the world cut Iranian oil imports In addition to private companies from France, Germany, Britain and other countries.



Economists, exporters weigh in on historic Jordan-Iraq deals to rejuvenate trade, voice concerns about competitiveness of exports

Washington responds to Arbil’s request to mediate with Baghdad


Release date: 2019/1/10 19:22 
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The US State Department confirmed Thursday, its support for dialogue between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
“The United States supports the dialogue between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the central government, and continued progress in both security and economic reforms,” ​​the ministry said in a statement. 
He noted, “Washington’s strategic importance with Iraq and its long friendship with the Kurdistan Regional Government.” 
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, said during a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who visited Arbil after his visit to Baghdad on Wednesday, that “the Kurdistan region supports the government cab of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, and that involved in this and work to make the work of this cab” . 
He pointed out that “there are positive talks between Erbil and Baghdad, although the solution of some problems need more time, but the ground is ready to start serious talks and felt that the friendly countries, especially the United States, should provide assistance in this area.”

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks Concludes the Course of “Managing Senior Offices”

Graduates of the “Senior Office Management”

Economy News Baghdad

The Association of Private Banks concluded Thursday, in cooperation with the Center for Banking Studies at the Central Bank, the session of “management of senior offices”, at the latter’s headquarters.

35 trainees from Rafidain Bank, Key Card Company and the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers participated in the course.

The director of administration and training in the Association of Iraqi private banks, Ahmed Hashemi, during the closing ceremony of the session, which was attended by “economy News”, “The Association of Iraqi private banks is always seeking to coordinate with the relevant bodies, through seminars, conferences and training courses, to promote the banking sector in private And the public. “

“It supports the highly qualified local trainers in setting up training courses, as well as cooperating with some foreign trainers,” he said.

It is noteworthy that the course “management of senior offices” is the first session of the Association of Iraqi private banks at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Iraq after the conclusion of a joint agreement between them on the establishment of courses dealing with financial and banking.

Saleh meets Emir of Qatar


_NEWS_DATE: 2019/1/10 12:30 
An official welcoming ceremony for President Barham Salih, who is visiting Qatar accompanied by a high-level government delegation, took place Thursday in Doha.
The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and senior Qatari officials attended the national peace talks in Iraq and Qatar. 
The visit, according to a presidential statement, “reflects the policy of openness and cooperation adopted by Saleh and complementing previous visits to a number of brotherly and friendly countries in the region.” 
It is hoped that extensive talks will be held between the two countries on bilateral relations and means of upgrading them in the political, economic, trade, transport, energy and other fields. “