Change in the Iraqi passport logo

Date of edit:: 2019/8/4 22:53

The Baghdad Directorate of Passports Sulaimaniyah, announced changes in Iraqi passports, noting that they will be electronic.

“The government in Baghdad told us that the Iraqi passports will be electronic, and that a special logo will be placed on the passport for each province,” Brigadier General Salar Abdullah said in a press statement.

He added, “The Directorate of Passports addressed the Sulaimaniyah Provincial Council in order to choose a special logo for the province, noting that after reaching an agreement on this matter will send the logo to Baghdad.”

“The directorates of Sulaimaniyah, Kalar and Rania passports were able to issue 67,119 passports to citizens during the first six months of this year,” he said.


UAE gives green light to exchange firms to transfer Iranian funds

Release date:: 2019/8/4 20:14

The head of the Association of Iranian Merchants in the UAE Abdul Qader Faqihi that the Emirate of Dubai intends to open bank accounts for all Iranian traders and facilitate the granting of business visas.

“We had negotiations with Dubai officials and they agreed to give Iranian traders who have capital and want to open commercial accounts in UAE banks the necessary facilities, and they will also facilitate the granting of commercial visas to them,” Fakihi was quoted as saying on Sunday.

“According to the directives of Dubai officials, Iranian merchants will be re-granted commercial visas to people whose trade visas were previously canceled in the UAE. We also took the green light from the UAE Central Bank to open accounts for Iranian exchange companies in the next few days, which were closed in the past”.

“We are now witnessing a new opening of the commercial and economic field between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the UAE after a period of decline,” Fakihi said.

Iraq and Kuwait sign an oil agreement in the presence of a British company in Jordan

Release date:: 2019/8/4 19:58

The Oil Ministry has signed a cooperation agreement with its Kuwaiti counterpart and a British consulting firm in Jordan.

“The Oil Ministry held a meeting Sunday with its Kuwaiti counterpart in Jordan to discuss the prospects for cooperation, which resulted in the signing of a contract on joint fields in cooperation with a British consulting firm,” Safia al-Suhail, the media office of Iraq’s ambassador to Jordan, said in a statement. To develop joint fields with a view to the joint use of the parties by preserving the right of both parties. ”

“The head of the legal department at the embassy, Duraid Mahmoud, attended the direction of Iraq’s ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The contract aims to develop and exploit the joint oil fields on both sides of the international border between Iraq and Kuwait.”

The delegation was headed by Abdul Mahdi Hameed Al-Ameedi, Director General of Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Department at the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, while the Kuwaiti delegation was headed by Talal Al-Sabah, Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil.

US Ambassador in Baghdad: The presence of US troops in Iraq is part of the international coalition


2019-08-04 | 09:45


Alsumaria News

WASHINGTON – The presence of US forces in Iraq is part of the international coalition’s presence, the US ambassador in Baghdad said on Sunday.

“The future of American forces and their presence in Iraq is part of the international coalition,” he said in an interview with a number of media, including Alsumaria News at the US embassy in Baghdad. We remain to strengthen the capabilities of the Iraqi forces and ensure that ISIS does not return. ”

“I always hear from security leaders that the need for an international coalition continues, and this coalition will stay as long as it is needed and as long as the Iraqi government demands it,” he said.

“Five or six months ago, I received a lot of questions from the US Senate when relations between Baghdad and Erbil were tense.

On the other hand, the US ambassador in Iraq pointed out that “America has put the elites and Hezbollah on the list of terrorism for its cooperation with terrorist organizations and the Revolutionary Guards.”,15700021,15700043,15700186,15700191,15700253,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhgQ83SQJT161JObBbxvwvaW94rA7Q

US Ambassador: Iran must respect Iraqi sovereignty and we have direct channels of communication

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The US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Toller, said on Sunday that the Iranian authorities must respect Iraqi sovereignty. 

“The US president and the secretary of state have confirmed that they are looking for a political solution with Iran soon,” he said in an interview. Iran must respect Iraqi sovereignty. ”

“We have our own channels of communication with Iran, and it is not possible to open new channels.”


Halbousi announces the end of the second legislative term of Parliament and invites deputies


Council of Representatives

Mohammed Halbusi

Legislative Chapter II

2019/08/04 03:07:13

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Halbousi announced on Sunday the end of the second legislative term after being extended to one month.

“Saturday, August 3, is the end of the second legislative term / the first legislative year of the fourth parliamentary session,” Halbousi said in a statement to Shafaq News.

He called Halbousi “members of the House of Representatives to continue to exercise their oversight role and presence in the offices of the Council in the provinces.”

IMF urges Iraqi government to cut subsidies on electricity sector


Economy News _ Baghdad

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged the Iraqi government on Sunday to reduce subsidies on the electricity sector and protect the poorest and least income groups, while recommending a comprehensive reform of the banking sector.

The IMF Executive Board has concluded Article IV consultations with Iraq, the IMF said in a statement received by the Economy News. .

He added, “Directors in the Council urged to seize the opportunity to improve the security situation and high oil prices to implement policies and structural reforms aimed at ensuring macroeconomic and financial stability and address long-standing social problems.”

“Building a strong fiscal framework is essential to maintain fiscal and macroeconomic stability and enhance safety margins,” the IMF said, adding that it supported “a gradual increase in spending on reconstruction and development in parallel with improved absorptive capacity.”

The Fund stressed the need for gradual fiscal control, including the containment of current primary spending and increase non-oil revenues to maintain financial sustainability and keep debt within tolerable limits, recommending that containment of increasing the wage bill and reducing subsidies for the electricity sector are priorities in the spending procedures. Protection of the poorest and lowest income groups from being affected by financial controls. ”

The IMF called for “a comprehensive reform of the banking sector in order to maintain financial stability, urging the authorities to restructure large state-owned banks, strengthen supervision and implement other reforms to increase financial intermediation activities.”

The Association of Private Banks Organizes a Course «Specialized Program for Advanced Human Resource Management System»

Side of the course. “Economy News”


Economy News – Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks, on Sunday, organized a training course entitled “The specialized program for advanced human resources management system HR Advance “, at the headquarters of the Association in Baghdad.

Twenty-five trainees from public and private banks participated in the course.

The course is aimed at the bank’s human resources, personnel and office managers.

The Association of Private Banks holds a workshop «Implementation of risk management controls in Islamic banks»


Economy News – Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi private banks in cooperation with the Central Bank, on Sunday, a special workshop on “the application of risk management controls in Islamic banks”, at its headquarters in Baghdad.

The workshop was attended by 35 employees of private and Islamic banks.

The workshop is based on the requirements of the work and in order to improve the reality of the banking sector. Introducing participants to how to apply risk management controls in Islamic banks.

The foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan will meet the three presidencies today

Date of edit:: 2019/8/4 11:51

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met Sunday in Baghdad with the three presidencies to discuss the development of relations at all levels.

Following the meetings, the two ministers will hold a joint press conference in addition to their Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Ali al-Hakim.

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