The agenda of the parliament session for tomorrow, Saturday

Time: 06/2020 22:42:15 Read: 3,055 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Media Department of the House of Representatives published the agenda of the Parliament’s session for tomorrow, Saturday.

The agenda included the completion of the vote on the cabinet reshuffle and a discussion of the Committee on the parliamentary crisis report on pandemic Corona and discuss the Committee ‘s report and financial proposals on the economic crisis. ”

The office of the President of the House of Representatives yesterday announced Thursday in a brief statement, the President of the Council Mohammed Halbusi received candidates for ministerial cabin vacant ministries of names and curricula vitae.

He revealed a parliamentary source, the final version of the names of the candidates for the ministries of the seven vacant government Mustafa Kazemi.

the source told {Euphrates News} a copy of the “candidates are {Fuad Hussein} from the Kurdistan Democratic party , the Foreign Ministry portfolio, and the governor Salar {} On behalf of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, for the portfolio of the Ministry of Justice, {Hassan Nazim} for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, and {Evan Faek} for the Ministry of Displacement and Migration.

He pointed out that the list included ” the nomination of {Ihsan Abdul – Jabbar} the oil portfolio, and the nomination of {Mohammad Abdul Karim} to the Ministry of Agriculture, and the nomination of Alaa al – Jubouri , {} Ministry of Trade” .anthy

Ammar al – Masoudi

Parliament schedule of work Saturday session

Parliament sets the date for the vote on vacant bag candidates


05/26/2020 14:45:29

A- A A +

Shafaq News / The Iraqi parliament (parliament) will vote tomorrow, Saturday, on candidates for vacant ministries in the government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

According to a statement of the media department of the Council received by Shafaq News, the agenda for the Saturday session includes completing the vote on the ministerial formation, discussing the report of the Parliamentary Crisis Committee regarding the Corona pandemic, in addition to discussing the report of the Finance Committee and its proposals on the financial crisis.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives announced yesterday, Thursday, that its President, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, will receive the names of the candidates for the cabinet cabinet for the vacant bags, without revealing the names.

Shafaq News obtained the names of the candidates in the cabinet cabinet for vacant portfolios in Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government, which he sent to the Iraqi parliament earlier Thursday.

According to an informed parliamentary source who informed Shafaq News Agency, Al-Kazemi’s list included, Fouad Hussein of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governor Salar Abdel-Star of the Ministry of Justice, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar of the Ministry of Oil, Hassan Nazim of the Ministry of Culture, Muhammad Karim, the Ministry of Agriculture, Alaa al-Jabouri, the Ministry of Trade, and Ivan Faeq To the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement.

Kurdish MP Al-Murbad: Next week a delegation will visit Baghdad to resolve the agreement on the oil file

Politics, security and economy

34 minutes ago

Deputy National Union member of Parliamentary Finance Sherwan Mirza announced that next week will witness the arrival of a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region to the capital, Baghdad, in order to come up with a final decision on the region’s oil file.

Mirza told Al-Mirbad that the delegation will also discuss the issue of revenues from non-oil resources obtained from border crossings and customs, as well as other resources, at the negotiating table with the federal government to resolve them once and for all, he said.

Mirza added that the 400 billion that the federal government had turned over to the provincial government only was disbursed to employees as salaries for the month of April this year.

A jump in oil prices and Brent crude above $ 42


Brent Crude

Oil prices

05/26/2020 11:42:53

A- A A +

Shafaq News / Oil prices rose on Friday after an unexpected decline in the US unemployment rate in May and OPEC’s decision to provide a date for discussions on extending the record production cuts to Saturday.

Brent crude futures rose 2.7 dollars, or 5.2 percent, to 42.07 dollars a barrel by 1505 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose $ 1.65, or 4.4 percent, to $ 39.02 a barrel.

The US Department of Labor announced a sudden drop in the unemployment rate to 13.3 percent last month from 14.7 percent in April.

Brent has gained 17 percent since last Friday to a three-month peak, and is in a more comfortable range for producers like Russia. The contract has more than doubled since its collapse to a low of $ 15.98 a barrel on April 22. West Texas Intermediate rose 11 percent.

The two benchmarks are on track for sixth week gains. The rise stemmed from production cuts in light of signs of improved fuel demand, as countries began easing public isolation measures imposed to prevent the spread of the emerging Corona virus.

Tomorrow .. Parliament Presidency meets with heads of blocs and the Legal Committee to audit the final version of the election law

Political | 08:16 – 05/06/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Presidency of the Council of Representatives meets tomorrow, Saturday, with the heads of the parliamentary blocs and the legal committee to audit the final version of the election law.

The media department of the House of Representatives said in a statement received by Mawazine News that “the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will meet tomorrow, Saturday, at 11 am, with the heads of the parliamentary blocs and the Legal Committee.”

The statement added, “The meeting will be held in order to review and audit the final version of the electoral law that was previously voted upon and the electoral districts.” Ended 6/29 n

Parliament sets conditions for the government to accept borrowing



the government

Internal borrowing

External borrowing

05/06/2020 09:16:30

A- A A +

Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, on Friday, its position regarding the Iraqi government’s resort to financial borrowing to bridge the country’s budget deficit, while confirming that internal borrowing is better than external.

The committee’s rapporteur, Ahmed Al-Saffar, told Shafaq News, “The deduction of salaries does not address the financial crisis in Iraq,” noting that “the best and easiest solution to get out of the financial crisis is financial borrowing without prejudice to the salaries of employees.”

He added that “the government asked the House of Representatives to approve internal and external borrowing, but that approval is only conditionally, most notably that the government sends the General Budget Law to Parliament to know the actual need of Iraq to borrow.”

Al-Saffar continued, “It is not possible to give open approval to the government to resort to financial borrowing without knowing Iraq’s need for funds, the term of loan repayment, the interest rate and the exchange process,” stressing that “internal borrowing is better than external with the availability of financial liquidity with the central bank and government banks.”

The House of Representatives, had finished during its session yesterday, Wednesday, the first reading of the draft law on domestic and external borrowing to finance the fiscal deficit for the year 2020, and the House voted on the form of a decision obligating the Iraqi government to send the Budget Law 2020 no later than the end of this month.

Washington: Iraq has two options through strategic dialogue and should act as a sovereign country

05-06-2020 12:32 PM

Baghdad / news

Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Schenker emphasized that Iraq had two options during the upcoming strategic dialogue between Washington and Baghdad, noting the need for Iraqi leaders to act as a sovereign country.

“The strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq aims to renew the relationship between Washington and Baghdad,” Schenker said in an online seminar with the Middle East Institute.

 Schenker added that the dialogue aims to “renew and renew our relationship with Iraq, and our strategic dialogue will be renewed next week, and we hope to have a personal meeting sometime in the next July or August, when travel and meetings are allowed.”

 And he added that “the strategic dialogue will chart the future of the relationship and the presence of American forces in Iraq,” adding: “The strategic dialogue allows us to confront Iraqi leaders with a strict choice, if the Iraqis choose to act as a sovereign country, then bilateral relations will continue to bring great advantages to Iraq, and if they do not take this The choice is, we will not be able to maintain our commitment or our presence in Iraq. ”

He continued, “The United States aims to build a partnership with Iraq not only in the security sector, but also politically and economically,” adding that “this partnership requires that Iraq exercise sovereignty, especially when it comes to external forces, and that Iran’s agents threaten the safety of American and coalition forces.” And diplomatic personnel. ”

Representatives are likely to vote on candidates for the vacant ministries and the borrowing law tomorrow

Time: 06/2020 2020 08:29:44

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Representatives suggested that voting for candidates for vacant ministries in the government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazimi in a session tomorrow, Saturday, after Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi received a list of their names.

Al-Halbousi’s office had stated in a brief statement yesterday that “the Speaker of Parliament has received the names of the candidates for the cabinet cabinet for the vacant ministries.”

MP Toumeh Lahibi, in a press statement, said that “tomorrow’s session will likely witness the completion of voting on the rest of the ministries,” noting that “although there is no official thing, all data indicate a vote to complete the ministerial cabinet.”

Lahibi added that “a meeting of the heads of the blocs with the legal committee on the election law will precede the session,” noting that “Parliament has resumed its work by holding the sessions and a vote will be taken on the borrowing bill because it is very important in the current period.”

In turn, MP Ali Saadoun Al-Lami also suggested that tomorrow’s Saturday session be allocated to voting on the rest of the cabinet, in addition to discussing the borrowing law.

Al-Lami added, in a press statement, that “the data, among which the Speaker of Parliament has received a list of the names of candidates for the vacant ministries, indicates that the Saturday session will include voting on the rest of the cabinet, in addition to discussing the issue of the law that was sent from the government to authorize internal and external borrowing.” .

Al-Lami indicated that “Parliament is now continuing its work during this period, because it is required to end the election law and vote on it, and after that the President of the Republic ratify it and publish it in the Official Gazette,” noting that “an upcoming meeting will be held between the Legal Committee and the heads of the blocs to resolve the issue of multiple circles in a law The election”.

In turn, Member of Parliament Kata Najman said, “The agenda of the Saturday session has not been announced yet, but there is information that the ministries can vote to complete the ministries.”

A parliamentary source revealed yesterday the final version of the names of candidates for the seven vacant ministries in the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

The source stated to {Euphrates News} a copy of it that “the candidates are {Fouad Hussein} for the Kurdistan Democratic Party for the portfolio of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [Salim Governor] for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, for the portfolio of the Ministry of Justice, and (Hassan Nazim) for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, and Evan Faek for the Ministry of Displacement and Migration.

He pointed out that the list included ” the nomination of {Ihsan Abdul – Jabbar} the oil portfolio, and the nomination of {Mohammad Abdul Karim} to the Ministry of Agriculture, and the nomination of Alaa al – Jubouri , {} Ministry of Trade” .anthy

Ammar al – Masoudi

An upcoming financial meeting chaired by Al-Kazemi discusses 10 economic alternatives and keeping salaries

Time: 06/2020 2020 09:25:20

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Finance Committee in the House of Representatives revealed an upcoming meeting that brings together Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and both the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank to provide 10 alternatives to overcome the current economic crisis and maintain the salaries of employees without deduction, and agree on what can be implemented from those alternatives.

“There are many alternatives available that can significantly reduce the severity of the current crisis, including an increase in the price of a barrel of oil that is sold by $ 5 to refineries of the Ministry of Oil, while the rate of selling it according to the 2019 budget is 60 dollars. ”And he

stated that“ those refineries buy about one million barrels per day; That is, there is a difference in the price of up to $ 55, meaning that there is a price difference of $ 55 million, “indicating that the treasury can supply about 50 percent of this amount, i.e. within the limits of $ 20-25 million.”

He added, “The other alternative is to reconsider the sums of real estate sold cheaply and leased with sums, especially those that are located in the heart of the capital and in distinct areas of it, as it can be re-evaluated again because some of them are inhabited without paying any sums of rent at all.”

He indicated that “the government should also pay attention to the debts incurred by telecommunications companies, especially the mobile phone and the Internet, and their collection, which amounts to millions of dollars.”

Al-Waeli warned that “the amounts owed by the border ports, customs and taxes after being properly and clearly monitored, as well as transport companies, despite the existence of a crisis in that at the present time, all of which can be invested to alleviate the economic crisis caused by the decline in oil prices,” stressing that “the executive bodies should pay great attention In the issue of the agricultural calendar and product protection, by preventing the entry of unnecessary agricultural crops available in the local market, or imposing customs prices on the importer from them in order to equate with their local counterparts as they are cheaper than what is present in the Iraqi market, thus leading to the revitalization of the agricultural sector, especially in the conditions of curfew, By taking care of the agricultural lands owned by some citizens and whose crops are sufficient for consumption by them, their families and their neighbors. ”

He explained that “the committee also proposed to raise the customs tariff for raw raw materials, after the Iraqi industrialists were harmed by them and those who import the raw material, to show then that their prices are more than the price of the ready-made imported material, which leads to the closure of the factory and the layoff of workers, while imposing a tariff on The imported materials will make them in competition with the local product, “noting” the necessity of encouraging the national product and making a difference in prices between it and the importer. ”

He added, “It is possible to raise the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar, even by a few percent that corresponds to the vision of the central bank, after deliberating between it and the financial committee on this issue, despite the first refusal of the matter as a financial policy, but the committee is trying to hold the stick from the middle and the possibility of implementing this matter even with numbers Few and gradually keep the value of the Iraqi dinar against the dollar.

Al-Waeli indicated that “there is a forthcoming meeting of the Finance Committee with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the Ministry of Finance next week to present those alternatives before it and implement what can be implemented from them.” He stressed that “the committee is in the process of preparing an integrated study in the light of the reports submitted by both the Central Bank on the financial crisis and the government As seen by the Council of Advisors, which dealt extensively with employee salary cuts as a solution to overcoming the financial crisis. ”

Ammar Al Masoudi ended


Pompeo pledges to Al-Kazimi financially to support Iraq to recover “immediately”

Time: 06/2020 2020 10:04:14 Reading: 4,667 times

{International: Al Furat News} US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, congratulated him on his assumption of the new Iraqi government.

“I would like to begin by warmly welcoming Prime Minister Al-Kazemi and congratulating him on the new Iraqi government and the peaceful transition of power on behalf of the entire coalition, we are all committed to your success in support of the permanent defeat of ISIS,” Pompeo said, according to the State Department statement, Thursday.

Pompeo also praised during his speech Thursday, at the ministerial meeting of the International Alliance to Combat ISIS, held in the American capital, Washington, on the process of peaceful transfer of power in Iraq.

“We participate in the financial burden that ensures an immediate Iraqi recovery,” Pompeo added, adding that the United States pledged last year $ 100 million to the coalition’s main stabilization program in the liberated areas.

The US Secretary of State expressed his aspiration to “deepen the partnership with the people and the Iraqi government, through a series of discussions, especially through the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States,” which will begin later this month.

Pompeo added that accomplishing the victory over ISIS demonstrates the value of the alliance “and stresses the commitment of the United States to lead its allies and partners towards shared victories.”

He Pompeo said, “but our battle against al – Daesh will continue in the long perspective, we can not rest, we have to continue to get rid of Daesh cells and networks and provide assistance to the establishment of stability in the liberated areas of Iraq and Syria” .anthy

Ammar al – Masoudi