Preparations to organize the Forum «Iraq Banking» in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD / Hussein Tgb

continue preparations to organize the Forum “Iraq Banking” its fourth session in Baghdad on 26 – 27 March , the current under the auspices of the Central Bank of Iraq under the supervision of Economics and International Business Group, as it will address topics that the advancement of the domestic financial sector, and with the participation of a group of Iraqi and Arab Banking Leaders , and a group of experts and specialists, and officials from specialized technology companies.

Digital Banking Services

Addresses the forum several most important priorities of the Central Bank of Iraq and the elements of the Five-Year Plan 2016 – 2020 issues, harmonization of monetary and fiscal policy, and the return of the Iraqi banking sector to the international arena, as well as digital banking services and technological trends of the modern Iraqi banks towards electronic banking services, and stands at legislative efforts and organizational steps to keep pace with modernization, and the role of specialized technology companies and prospects for cooperation with ATM.POS Iraqi banking sector and the development and expansion of networks of payment points.

Executive Director of the organization of the group, Walid Abu Zaki said that “Iraq is on the cusp of a political radical changes, security and economic new, translated the completion of the editing stage and the launch of reconstruction and construction workshops, in parallel with the adoption of the government a comprehensive economic plan and procedures for the development of the investment climate and strengthening the role of the private sector to encourage the stage to attract investments, new towards vital sectors, and what it means that the need for substantial financial flows. ”

The application of international standards

He pointed out that “incentives to organize such forums that runs from the Central Bank of Iraq paid special attention to the need to keep up with the application of international standards, so as to enhance the confidence of international banking institutions sector, and its relationship with correspondent banks, and between these standards comply with Compliance, as well as international financial standards, as is the case with accounting standard No. 9 (IFRS9), and what it requires from the need to raise the efficiency of human resources in the sector and hone their Abraltdreb and raise the capacity. ”

Patrol platform for interaction

Between Abu Zaki that “Amid these developments, the Forum of Iraq banking comes its fourth session, organized by the Economics and Business Group, in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq and the Association of Iraqi private banks on 26-27 March, the current, in order to find a regular platform for interaction, dialogue and highlight the most achieved and how achievements meet the challenges resulting from the application of international standards or develop appropriate local environment. ”

He pointed out that “the role of the Central Bank of Iraq has become prominent in the quest to keep pace with the requirements of this stage, either through the adoption of a flexible monetary policy that takes into account the surrounding circumstances, or through the appropriate environment for expanding the participation of local banks in the financing.”

Islamic Banking Industry

Specialized in economic affairs Haider Kadhim al-Baghdadi said: “in front of the banking sector, large tasks to be supportive of actual development processes pursued by Iraq during future periods, and in the context of efforts to the banking industry development efforts, acquired the work on the Islamic banking industry and to provide appropriate regulatory legislative environment into development important from the Central Bank of Iraq’s efforts, as well as seeking to develop electronic banking services and digital services through recruitment of vital investments in the development of these channels to keep pace with global developments. ”


The Speaker of the House of Representatives concludes his visit to Iran


06-03-2019 11:49 PM
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammad Halboussi concluded on Wednesday with a parliamentary delegation accompanying him on a visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which lasted several hours, at the invitation of Shura Council Speaker Ali Larijani.

According to the statement, Al-Halbusi met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani, the President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rowhani, the Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif.

This is the most important thing that came during the visit:

1- Discussing bilateral relations between the two countries and activating parliamentary friendship committees.

2. Coordinating efforts in combating terrorism and limiting extremist thought.

3. Coordinating positions in international fora against the challenges facing the region.

4 – To assert that victory is achieved with the blood of the Iraqis and the support of friendly countries, and the victory must be maintained; by achieving stability through support in the areas of security and reconstruction.

5- To strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields, including economic, and to emphasize the need for cooperation between Iraq and Iran with the countries of the region; to restore stability in the region.

6. The existence of the international coalition comes with the approval of the Iraqi state. The country still needs consultation, training and technical support efforts to eradicate the terrorist cells and extremist ideology, as well as the efforts of the international community to restore stability and reconstruction and the return of the displaced.

7 – The presence of the International Coalition to support Iraq in the elimination of the organization calling for the terrorist, it will pose no threat or threat to the neighborhood of Iraq, including Iran, and will not allow the use of Iraqi territory to harm the neighborhood.

8. To affirm Iraq’s position that rejects economic sanctions targeting peoples.

9 – Valuing Iran’s stand on the side of Iraq in its war against terrorism and support for its unity.,15700023,15700186,15700190,15700248,15700253&usg=ALkJrhiGUtdE5CmT8Ym7q06lxUMkYbj1Ow



. spoke with Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi & reiterated U.S. support for a strong, sovereign & prosperous , as outlined in our bilateral Strategic Framework Agreement. The Secretary underlined his support for an Iraq open to the region & the rest of the world.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

Rohani arrives in Baghdad next Monday


Tehran – NRT
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Monday set a date for a visit to Baghdad.
“President Rohani set the next Monday, March 11 as the date for a visit to Iraq to discuss the joint files between the two countries,” the NRT correspondent said.
“Rowhani will visit the Iraqi capital at the head of a high-level delegation to discuss the political and economic situation between Baghdad and Tehran.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NRT on Wednesday that Iranian President Hassan Rowhani planned to visit Iraq soon to discuss common issues, including the 1975 agreement.,15700023,15700186,15700190,15700248,15700253&usg=ALkJrhibYAhoUccYMSYmZArc16bZpEUAcQ

The Senate is listening to the nomination of the new US ambassador to Iraq


Release date: 2019/3/6 20:52 
{International: Al Furat News} The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is hearing on Wednesday the nomination of Matthew Toler to be a new ambassador to Iraq.
The White House announced last November that President Donald Trump nominated Toller for the post of US ambassador to Iraq, replacing former ambassador Douglas Seelman, who spent nearly two years as ambassador to Baghdad. 
Toller is the US ambassador to Yemen since 2014 and was a former ambassador to Kuwait, as he has worked in the embassies of Washington in Cairo, Baghdad, Kuwait and Riyadh. 
Toler has also worked for the State Department as deputy director of the North Gulf office and in charge of the Egyptian office. 
The new Ambassador of Iraq holds a bachelor’s degree from Prigham Yang University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, an SIA Intelligence Award and two Presidential Honorary Awards, a Baker Wilkins Award from the State Department for the post of Deputy Chief of Mission, and fluent in Arabic.

Halabousi policy reassures Iran on foreign military presence in Iraq: Let us cooperate to stabilize the region

Halabousi reassures Iran over foreign military presence in Iraq: Let us cooperate to stabilize the region
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[Asharq Al-Awsat] Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi met Wednesday with a parliamentary delegation accompanied by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif. 
During the meeting, they discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, the latest developments in the situation in the region and expanding cooperation in combating terrorism. 
He stressed the need for Iraq and Iran to cooperate with the countries of the region; to restore stability in the region, praising Iran’s stand by Iraq in its war against terrorism, and support for the unity. 
He added that the international coalition will not pose any threat or threat to the neighborhood of Iraq, including Iran, “We will not allow the use of Iraqi territory to harm our neighbors, and that his presence is limited to support Iraq to eliminate the organization calling for the terrorist.”
He pointed out that “Iraq still needs the efforts of consultation, training and technical support; to eliminate the cells of terrorism and extremist thought, as well as the efforts of the international community to restore stability and reconstruction and the return of displaced people, stressing that the presence of the international coalition is with the consent of the Iraqi state.” 
For his part, Zarif thanked Iraq’s position on the sanctions file, stressing his country’s unwillingness to be Iraq’s arena of conflict between Iran and other countries, pointing to the role of Iraq and its importance in the rapprochement between the countries of the region.

presence of the Government of Kurdistan .. Abdel – Mahdi supervises the preparations of the census in the fall of 2020

Twilight News

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The Higher Council for Population held a meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to discuss the ongoing preparations for organizing the census of the population planned for autumn 2020 and the proposed plan of action for implementing the census stages.

The Prime Minister opened the meeting with a speech in which he stressed that conducting the general population census is an important step that deserves great attention and preparations at the highest levels and cooperation among all to achieve the desired success. He pointed to the importance of census in planning and development and providing integrated databases on the economic, social and living conditions of the population.

Minister of Planning of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, President of the High Commission for Human Rights, Director General of the Executive Directorate of Population Policies in the Ministry of Planning and Director of the Ministry of Planning, General Department of Women Empowerment.


URGENT Abdul-Mahdi and Pompio stress not to set up foreign bases and discuss war on Damascus in Syria

Editorial Date: 2019/3/6 16:03

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office received a copy of the agency, “Euphrates News} copy of it,” was during the communication to confirm the legal framework for the work of the coalition forces international, including US forces operating in Iraq, whose main task is to combat the urging and training of Iraqi forces and the non-establishment of foreign bases, Iraq “.

They also discussed “the latest developments in the struggle against the border with Syria and the impact on Iraq and the importance of cooperation of all to compensate Iraq for its human and material losses in its war with an advocate in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations and Iraqi laws and international norms, as well as to discuss economic issues and enhance Iraq’s capabilities and independence” .is over,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhgQmmMSMoE8tpGIEBWxHvnNhZ_mpg