Qasim Al-Araji is a national security adviser

Baghdad / news

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi decided to assign former Interior Minister Qassem Al-Araji the duties of the National Security Adviser to succeed Al-Fayyad.

A source told “Al-Ikhbaria” that “Faleh Faisal Fahd al-Fayyad’s mandate has been terminated from the duties of the National Security Adviser and Qasim Muhammad Jalal al-Araji has been appointed as his replacement.”

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Parliament: The government secured 3-month salaries … then “God is generous!”

Economy

04/20/2020 05:44:54

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Parliament’s Economy and Investment Committee revealed on Saturday that the government had three months’ salary payments to the government.

Committee member Nada Shaker Jawdat told Shafaq News that “the Iraqi government delayed the payment of salaries of Iraqi state employees, last June, because of the lack of liquidity to pay those salaries.”

She explained that “the government was seeking to obtain internal loans, for the purpose of securing salaries, and to achieve that, and released salaries.”

And indicated that “the Iraqi government, through internal loans, has now been able to secure salaries for three months (June, July, August)”, pointing out that “the payment of salaries will not be delayed in the coming months, as they are secured from now, after taking the internal loans.”

“After the end of the three months, we will see what the government will do to secure the salaries of the coming months,” Jawdat added, adding, “God is generous until the end of that period.”

Iraq resorted to internal and external borrowing to secure operating expenses, chiefly the salaries of state employees, against the backdrop of the financial crisis caused by the drop in oil prices due to the Corona pandemic.

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