An upcoming meeting between the deputies of the disputed areas and Al-Kazemi … a Diyala representative reveals its details

Policy 08/25/2020 19:12 101    

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

The MP for Diyala Governorate, Mudar Al-Karawi, revealed, on Tuesday (25 August 2020), an upcoming meeting between the deputies of the disputed areas with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to discuss the future security of their regions.

Al-Karawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The disputed areas in Diyala and the rest of the provinces, which we call mixed areas, are a miniature Iraq with its components, sects and nationalities.”

He added, “The deputies of the disputed areas will have an upcoming meeting from Al-Kazemi to discuss the future of their areas’ security at the level of the government’s recent decision to establish security coordination centers in 4 regions, including Khanaqin between the federal forces and the Peshmerga,” pointing out that “Khanaqin does not need a security center, given that there is a presence.” The federal forces and the supportive security formations are in control of the security scene, and the situation there is better than before. ”

Al-Karawi pointed out that “peaceful coexistence and societal harmony is an absolute necessity that we seek to achieve in the disputed areas, and we consider political decisions in the security scene that will add to the problems.”

He stressed that “keeping these areas under the supervision of the federal government with the inclusion of all components in the security decision is the best solution to achieving stability and ending challenges in the security framework, and we hope that the parliament’s meeting with Al-Kazimi will be a beginning to enhance the security of these areas and understand the concern of the rest of the components about establishing joint security coordination centers.” “.

The deputy head of the Arab Front in Kirkuk, Nazem al-Shammari, confirmed, on Saturday (August 22, 2020), that the joint coordination rooms between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces are rejected because they will pave the way for the return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk and the disputed areas.

Al-Shammari said in an interview with (Baghdad Today): “We are surprised by the silence of the representatives of the Arab component in Kirkuk and the other provinces of Nineveh and Diyala, as well as the political forces in these regions, as they did not have clear positions towards the rejection of any return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk.”

He added, “The operations and coordination rooms should be in Baghdad or Erbil or outside Kirkuk, as if it is on the borders between Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah or with the borders of Erbil governorate, and they should not be inside because it is clear that it paves the way for a speedy return of the Peshmerga.”

He pointed out that “the plan to impose law on the rest of the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh should be completed, because some areas are still under the control of the region, as well as the roads linking Mosul and Kirkuk must be opened and the federal forces control those areas.”


Barzani’s office reveals the reason for the salary deduction and confirms: We will abandon the procedure after the agreement with Baghdad

Policy 2020/08/25 11:46 836 Editor: ha    

Baghdad Today – Special

The Secretary of the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region, Amang Rahim, confirmed, Tuesday (August 25, 2020), that the regional government has resorted to deducting the salaries of employees in the past two months, forced due to the lack of revenues.

In an interview with (Baghdad Today), Rahim said, “The government appreciates the citizens’ patience and their endurance of the difficult living conditions that have been greatly affected by the Coronavirus and the measures taken by the regional government to protect citizens from this epidemic.”

He added, “The economic situation is gradually improving and the issue of canceling the deduction or not is due to the percentage of revenues, because the regional government needs 895 billion dinars to pay the employees’ salaries in full.”

Rahim pointed out that “with the amount sent from Baghdad and the region’s revenues, the full amount was 730 billion, which is less than the total amount. Nevertheless, the government continued to open mega projects and lay the foundation stone for strategic projects and provide services to citizens in various sectors. Our mission is not limited to the distribution of salaries. We have.” Big missions and we succeeded in them. ”

He continued: “We hope that with the improvement of the economic situation and the gradual return of life, the deduction will stop and that this will be the last month because we have taken it compulsively and with the recent agreements that were made with the federal government, the situation will improve significantly.”

Thousands demonstrated in Sulaymaniyah and Halabja and torched a number of government buildings and party headquarters to protest against the Kurdistan Regional Government’s continued deduction of 21% in employee salaries.

Outlets: Completing the procedures for automating customs and tax work within a period not exceeding 6 months

Category:  Economy and Business

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 5:28 PM

Baghdad / National News Center –

The Border Ports Authority held, today, Tuesday, a meeting of the Diwani Order Working Group headed by the head of the Commission to automate procedures at the border crossings.

In a statement, the agency “National News Center” received a copy of it: “In implementation of the directives of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Omar Adnan Al-Waeli, Chairman of the Border Ports Authority, chaired the work team of the Customs and Border Ports Project to automate customs procedures in accordance with the Diwani Order (22) for the year 2020. For the purpose of organizing the work of the border crossings and taking modern electronic measures to eliminate administrative and financial corruption and waste of public money and the provisions for controlling state imports at border crossings, and to initiate the implementation of the decisions of the Diwaniya Order which confirmed that the Ministry of Finance takes the required measures to complete the automation of customs and tax work within a period not exceeding 6 months”.

The statement stated, “The meeting reviewed the overall measures taken by government departments to automate administrative and financial transactions at border crossings to control the waste of public money, maximize state resources and support the federal budget in light of the current economic conditions,” indicating that “the technical work team for information technology in the Authority The border crossings reviewed the program prepared by them to audit tax receipts to reduce the phenomenon of fraud, after controlling many of these violations to ensure that there is no tampering and forgery in them.

Al-Waeli stated, according to the statement, that “this meeting came to know the steps taken by the customs authority and its contracts to implement the diwani order and to know the technical capabilities that exist in other departments at the level of information staff and the programs prepared by them to automate their procedures to proceed with the state’s orientations and the success of its reform program and control of its resources. Finance at various levels, “stressing” the importance of concerted efforts to make this national project a success for everyone to eliminate the accumulations of past years from the spread of mafias of corruption and manipulators of public money by taking serious steps to record in history a real victory counted for all. ”

Mawazine publishes the final statement of the Iraqi-Jordanian-Egyptian summit

Political | 05:32 – 25/08/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, the closing statement of the tripartite summit between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt, on Tuesday, stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation and adopting the best ways and mechanisms to translate strategic relations on the ground, especially economic and vital ones, such as electrical connectivity, energy projects and the common economic zone.

Mawazine News publishes the text of the final statement issued at the conclusion of the tripartite summit and it reads as follows: To

strengthen effective partnership within the framework of the tripartite coordination mechanism between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Iraq and the Arab Republic of Egypt;

In an effort to deepen coordination, cooperation and strategic integration between the three brotherly countries, on the economic, developmental, political, security, cultural and other levels; And based on the foundations of joint Arab action and with the aim of consolidating it into a practical and fruitful action, within the framework of coordinating efforts aimed at enhancing security and stability in the region;

His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, his brother His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and his brother, His Excellency Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, held the “third” leaders meeting today, Tuesday, 08/25/2020, in the Jordanian capital Amman. Within the framework of the tripartite coordination mechanism, as: The

leaders reviewed the developments of the tripartite mechanism’s path in its various sectors, and the results of the ministerial and technical sectoral meetings based on the outcomes of the second leaders ’summit held in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on the twenty-second of September of 2019.

The leaders expressed Expressed their satisfaction with the level of political and strategic coordination and cooperation between the three countries.

The leaders stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation and adopting the best ways and mechanisms to translate strategic relations on the ground, especially the economic and vital ones, such as electrical connectivity, energy projects, and the common economic zone, and to benefit from national capabilities and strive to integrate resources between the three brotherly countries, especially in light of the global implications of the emerging coronavirus pandemic on security. Healthy, nutritional and economical.

His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and His Excellency Mustafa Al-Kazemi praised His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein’s call to “reset globalization”, in order to reach better international integration and increase the positive interdependence between different countries, which invests in skills, capacity building and resources across borders, and achieves Benefit for people and lead to global synergy and prosperity.

The leaders stressed the importance of the consequences of the new Coronavirus pandemic not preventing continued coordination and cooperation in the targeted sectors, and the need to find practical channels to sustain tripartite cooperation.

The leaders directed the concerned ministers to focus on the health and medical sectors, education, energy, and intra-trade, to encourage investment and economic cooperation, and to benefit from the lessons of the emerging corona virus pandemic, in order to deepen cooperation in facing the consequences of the pandemic.

The leaders discussed ways to develop the tripartite mechanism and move it towards broader horizons of cooperation and coordination, by institutionalizing the tripartite coordination mechanism by establishing an executive secretariat, to be based annually in one of the three countries, provided that its headquarters for a year from the date of this meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs in the Kingdom The Hashemite Jordanian.

The leaders assigned foreign ministers to set the tasks entrusted to the executive secretariat, including the tasks of preparing for tripartite and ministerial summits, following up on their outputs, and submitting the necessary reports for leaders’ meetings.

As part of their endeavors to enhance and raise levels of economic cooperation, the leaders directed to hold a business forum on the sidelines of the first upcoming meeting of the trade and industry ministers of the three countries.

The leaders reviewed regional and international developments, and efforts to resolve regional crises and enhance regional peace and security.

The leaders emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause, and stressed the need to activate efforts to achieve a just and comprehensive peace that meets all the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people, especially their right to an independent, sovereign and viable state on the entirety of its national territory and its capital, Al-Quds Al-Sharif, in accordance with international law and relevant international legitimacy decisions and an initiative. Arab peace.

The leaders affirmed that resolving the conflict on the basis of international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, and in a manner that meets all legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, is the only way to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region.

They stressed the need for Israel to stop annexing any Palestinian lands and all measures that undermine the chances of achieving a just peace, and aim to change the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian sanctities.

They emphasized the importance of the historical role of the Hashemite guardianship in protecting these sanctities and their Arab and Islamic identity.

The leaders emphasized the importance of intensifying efforts to reach political solutions to the crises in the region, especially the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen, in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions and the approved references, in a manner that preserves the unity of these countries, their independence and the capabilities of their people, preserves Arab national security, and prevents external interventions aimed at destabilizing security Arab nationalist.

The leaders also discussed developments in the issue of the Renaissance Dam, and stressed that the water security of the Arab Republic of Egypt is an integral part of Arab national security, and the need to reach a fair and balanced agreement on the basis of international law that preserves the water rights and interests of Egypt and Sudan, as they are both downstream countries.

The leaders reiterated their affirmation of standing by the Republic of Iraq in protecting its sovereignty, security and stability, and its efforts to consecrate security and stability, achieve the aspirations of its people, and consolidate the great victory achieved by brotherly Iraq with great sacrifices against terrorism, which constitutes a common enemy.

The leaders discussed the current Arab situation, its interaction with its regional environment, and the real challenges that the Arab system suffers from, which make strengthening it a basic necessity, to strengthen Arab national security and to stop foreign interference in Arab internal affairs.

The summit was attended by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, His Majesty’s Adviser for Policies, the Director of General Intelligence, and the two delegations accompanying the Egyptian President and the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Text of Al-Kazemi’s speech at the tripartite summit in Amman

Time: 08/25/2020 15:58:40

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Our agency publishes the text of the speech of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the tripartite summit held in the Jordanian capital Amman between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.

In his speech, Al-Kazemi said, “I am pleased to express how happy I am to meet on the land of the sisterly Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to meet King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, and I commend the historical and solid relations of our two countries, and I reiterate our firm stance on issues of common interest, and our keenness to integrate Our Arab peoples and their sovereignty, independence and stability. ”

He added, “I am also pleased to meet the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt {Abdel Fattah El-Sisi} and value his keenness to participate, and to confirm his country’s adherence to the mechanism of political consultations between our countries, which was launched at the summit level in Cairo on 3/24/2019, to discuss ways of cooperation, coordination and integration between countries The three –

Our region does not need new wars and conflicts, but rather we need all to stand with each other and work to achieve the aspiration of our peoples in terms of security, stability, development and a better life, and to work to make peace.

Iraq is committed to a strategic vision that supports the stability of the region and creates the opportunity for calm, and this path is built on the continuation of dialogues between the actors at the regional level.

Iraq adheres to the establishment of balanced relations with all neighboring countries, and attaches importance to protecting its sovereignty, security and stability. It cooperates with brothers and friends in the framework of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs.

We look forward to creating a bright future that provides our peoples with a decent life in light of the values of peace, tolerance, stability, prosperity, and social justice, and we meet today upholding our original, firm values for the good of our countries and peoples.

We reiterate Iraq’s firm position in support of the Palestinian cause, and the right of the Palestinian people to establish their state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

We affirm the importance of the collective will to defeat terrorism and eliminate it through comprehensive regional and international cooperation and confront all those who support terrorism with financing and arming, and the need to complete the battle against terrorist groups in light of the victory achieved by Iraq in its battle against the terrorist organization ISIS.

Iraq is keen on the importance of a comprehensive political solution to the region’s crises on the basis of common historical interests among peoples, in a way that preserves the unity and independence of the countries of the region and their territorial integrity, the capabilities of their peoples, and allows the preservation of national security.

The vision of Iraq focuses on adopting the participants, distancing themselves from conflicts, achieving integration and economic cooperation between the three countries through the development of joint industrial (economic) zones, and the need to create multi-faceted strategic partnerships with the aim of strengthening the presence of the Iraqi economy jointly with the economies of Arab countries, and for more Of stability, and luxury.

We look forward to opening new horizons for cooperation in the economic, commercial and investment fields, in the fields of energy, electricity, infrastructure, reconstruction, transportation and health.

The historical and geographical ties between Iraq and its brothers in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt provide us with opportunities to build a base for common economic interests that secure long-term investment partnerships and broad-based trade exchange, as well as enriching the Iraqi, Jordanian and Egyptian markets with the joint products of these countries, and in a way that contributes to strengthening the presence of The Arab market.

The new brightness that we are looking for is a vision of peace, love, integrity and openness for the future of future generations.

We emphasize the importance of meeting periodically to coordinate positions and policies in order to achieve the interests and goals of our peoples in stability and economic prosperity, expand cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries, and build balanced international relations.

Iraq, which starts from its Arab depth and its historical neighborhood, and from the insistence of its people on a free and dignified life, will actively contribute to affirming the values of peace and integration with brothers and friends … and a permanent platform for building dialogue and devoting understandings as an alternative to conflicts.

Our peoples can no longer tolerate more conflicts, our youth have the will to create a better reality, and it is our duty all to translate this will into reality and action programs, to replace the language of war with the language of development and construction, and to build on the participants and not stop in front of differences, to achieve opportunities for progress and peace.

Our peoples deserve the future, and we hope this meeting will be a gateway to the future.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

Al-Kazemi held a round of talks with the King of Jordan



2020-08-25 06:49

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Shafaq News / The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, held a round of bilateral talks with Jordanian King Abdullah II, which dealt with bilateral relations, the most important joint files and developments in the region .

Al-Kazemi arrived earlier today in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to participate in the tripartite summit, the Iraqi, Egyptian and Jordanian, which will be devoted to discussing cooperation and developing economic relations, as well as ways to enhance joint coordination on the investment and trade levels .

A Peshmerga delegation visits Baghdad to resolve the disputed deployment file

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2020-08-25 06:46

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Shafaq News / The Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, announced on Tuesday that a delegation from the ministry will visit Baghdad soon in order to resolve the issue of reaching a final agreement with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense regarding the joint redeployment in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad .

Yawar said in a statement he made to reporters today that the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Ministry of Defense will hold a meeting soon to reach a final agreement regarding the joint redeployment in the disputed areas .

He added, “In general, we are continuing with meetings and discussions, and there will be another meeting between us soon between the two joint coordination committees between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense .”

“The two sides have one opinion regarding the existence of close coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army to eliminate ISIS, especially in Diyala, Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk, Makhmour and Mosul, ” he said. ” But this matter needs a mechanism between the two parties .”

He also said that “until now we have not reached a final agreement on this mechanism,” adding that “we have reached a common understanding regarding the points of this mechanism, but we will reach an appropriate way to resolve this mechanism, and then we will sign the final agreement between the two sides.”

The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, recently agreed to open 4 joint coordination centers with the Kurdistan Region in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.