Member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Arab Banks, Ziad Khalaf Abed, stresses the need for central banks to support capital markets in light of the Corona pandemic, to advance the reality and safety of the banking sector


Economy News – Baghdad:

The Union of Arab Banks organized a virtual conference on Tuesday and Wednesday 1 and 2 September 2020, during which it discussed ways to support central banks for capital markets in light of the Corona pandemic, and the conference witnessed the participation of Arab and European stock markets, banks, Arab central banks and the International Monetary Fund, with Arab and European participation with The participation of senior officials in central banks, heads of Arab stock exchanges and Arab and international capital market bodies, elite decision makers, senior banking and financial leaders, and Arab central bank governors.

In this context, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Development Bank, Mr. Ziad Khalaf Abdel-Muhtaram, participating in the activities of the conference, delivered a valuable speech on the air directly on the second day of the conference, in which he dealt with a number of practical and economic analyzes and the most important repercussions imposed by the Corona pandemic and the economic effects of it throughout the markets. Finance, warning at the same time of the repercussions of a recession and a serious financial crisis in the global economy, which would generate a significant decline in economic growth.

He stressed the need for central banks to take care of banks by providing more liquidity in order to be able to advance the banking reality, provide better services to customers, encourage the establishment of joint collective funds, and reduce the administrative and supervisory requirements of banks.

Khalaf stressed the International Development Bank’s keenness to preserve capital and liquidity more than it was in the past, and the bank has proven that it has more strength and tolerance than before to market fluctuations and its various repercussions and expected losses and stumbling in the credit granted, noting that the support of central banks in providing cash has contributed greatly. In reducing the financing risks, which made banks in a better position than before since the beginning of the crisis, calling on legislators and central bank administrations to pay more attention to banks so that they do not fall into more crises and problems.


Iraq: Al-Kazemi prevents militia flags and religious banners from being raised over government buildings

Thursday 03 2020 – 02:00

Baghdad / Dr. Hamid Abdullah

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, issued an order prohibiting the raising of any flag other than the Iraqi flag over government buildings.

Al-Kazemi’s decision came through an official letter bearing the signature of his personal secretary containing an order to the Ministry of Defense and security authorities, including the Joint Operations Command, the Intelligence Service and the Popular Mobilization Authority to prevent any flag except the Iraqi flag being raised on government buildings, stressing that the flag is clean and with fixed dimensions and erected in the highest place From the official headquarters. 

Political sources close to Al-Kazemi said that the latter had officially canceled recognition of any military and security formation operating outside the framework of the governmental system.

It indicated that there are dozens of flags belonging to the armed factions that are raised on their headquarters, in addition to the flags of political parties, and that Al-Kazemi’s order came as a message that there is no flag other than the Iraqi flag, and no authority higher than the rule of law.

Popular Mobilization sources indicate that there are 69 armed factions, each with its own flag, and in any military parade, these flags are raised in clear defiance of the sovereignty of the Iraqi state and the symbolism of its authority.

This comes within the political hit-and-run cases between Al-Kazemi and the militias that see in the latter’s confirmation of his authority a real threat to their existence.

Al-Kazemi had come out angry from a lengthy meeting with the Shiite blocs that tried to impose conditions on him that include not prejudice to the armed factions, and the expulsion of some of his advisors whom the Shiite parties do not want to be near the prime minister.

For his part, a source in Al-Kazemi’s office said that the Iraqi prime minister discussed with French President Macron during his visit to Baghdad the opportunity to revive the Iraqi nuclear reactor built by the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein at the end of the seventies and destroyed by Israel in June 1981.

He indicated that it was agreed to change the name of the reactor from the Tammuz reactor to the Al-Salam reactor, and that the process of rebuilding it would be under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Organization and away from any external interference, and that it be designated for peaceful purposes, and foremost among those purposes is the production of electrical energy.

National Union: The visit of the Kurdish delegation to Baghdad came to end the obligations between the center and the region

09-03-2020 01:41 AM

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:

Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Mahmoud Khoshnaw, revealed, on Wednesday, the details of the Kurdish delegation’s visit to Baghdad, indicating that previous and current foreign interventions want to differentiate between the Kurdish parties

. Kurdish parties. ”

He added, “The Kurdistan region is considered the most mature and preferable region in Iraq, and Sulaimaniyah’s demand for administrative decentralization does not mean returning to Baghdad.”

Khoshnaw added, “The visit of the Kurdish delegation headed by the President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, to Baghdad came to end the crises between the center and the region.”

Barzani: The United Nations can help Baghdad and Erbil to turn the page on differences

Editing date: 02/09/2020 18:30


Within a series of his meetings in Baghdad, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met, on Wednesday afternoon, with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Mrs. Jenin Blashart.

In a statement by the region’s presidency, Barzani and Blashardt discussed the political process and the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, pointing out that they highlighted the relations and dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad and the recent understanding between the two sides on the issue of the budget and salaries of Kurdistan Region’s employees.

Barzani referred to the role of the United Nations team in Iraq that can help Erbil and Baghdad to urge them to conduct a serious dialogue for a radical and final solution to the problems on the basis of the constitution, highlighting the report of the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, which she submitted to the UN Security Council on the importance of implementing the constitution and order Federal (federal) in Iraq.

The statement noted that the latest developments regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic and how to address it, the upcoming Iraqi elections, the election law, and the conditions of displaced and refugees in the Kurdistan Region camps were other axes in the meeting.

Observers: Iraq is on the verge of a great openness with the West and caution against incitement

Time: 09/02/2020 21:35:26

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Observers on political affairs said, on Wednesday, that Iraq is on the verge of a major opening with the West, after the French President’s visit to Iraq today, Wednesday.

Political analyst Anwar Haider said (to Al-Furat News) that “it is good for there to be a Western or special role for France in Iraq, in contrast, you may not get anything much from Iraq under the American presence.”

“But on the other hand, France is still a great power, a major European actor and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and it still has industry, culture and thought, and Iraq can establish more than one joint project and benefit from French expertise,” he added.

As political analyst Hussein al-Kanani confirmed {to the Euphrates News} that “Iraq today is not isolated from the countries of the world and there are great opportunities for him and for those countries in investment and security.” 

He added, “Important interests may be the subject of the meeting of these countries in Iraq, provided that these relations are not the subject of interference in Iraqi internal affairs and play a negative and inflammatory role in order to obtain political or economic gains that harm the interests of the country.”

Macron arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday morning on a hours-long visit to Iraq, his first to the country.

Upon his arrival, Macron met with the presidents of the republic, Barham Salih, ministers Mustafa al-Kazemi and the parliament, Muhammad al-Haloubsi, and the meetings focused on expanding the partnership with France, in terms of security and economics, in addition to supporting the sovereignty of Iraq.

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Parliament sessions .. Media Department: The House of Representatives will begin its work next Saturday

Baghdad / Obelisk:

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Media Department of the House of Representatives: Parliament will start its work next Saturday

Barzani meets with French President Macron in Baghdad

Kurdistan Region

Emmanuel Macron

Nechirvan Barzani

2020-09-02 09:20

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Shafaq News / The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani met this afternoon, Wednesday, with French President Emmanuel Macron in Baghdad as part of his visit to Iraq program.

After a series of meetings with the Iraqi parties conducted by the two sides, Barzani and Macron entered into a meeting to discuss a number of issues of common interest. The meeting is likely to deal with bilateral relations between Erbil and Paris, as well as relations between Erbil and Baghdad and ways of rapprochement between the various Iraqi parties.

French President Macron is visiting Baghdad on a short visit, during which he met with the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi.

Barzani and Saleh stress the need to preserve “a livelihood” in the region and Iraq without discrimination

Kurdistan Region

Barham Salih

Nechirvan Barzani

2020-09-02 09:18

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Shafaq News / Within the series of meetings that the President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani is conducting in Baghdad, today, Wednesday, he met with the President of the Republic, Barham Salih .

According to a statement by the presidency of the region received by Shafaq News, Barzani and Saleh exchanged views on the political situation in Iraq and the region, pointing out that they touched on the importance of uniting forces and capabilities to overcome crises and overcome differences .

The statement indicated that in part of the meeting, the two sides stressed the need to solve the pending problems between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government on the basis of the constitution and the law, and to preserve the livelihood of citizens and employees in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq without discrimination .

The statement noted that the recent developments in the region and the need to develop relations between Iraq with the countries of the region and the world were another focus of the meeting .

A joint meeting between the three presidencies and Macron at the Peace Palace in Baghdad

09/02/2020 12:26

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The three presidencies will meet in Baghdad Palace, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, with French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in the capital on an official visit.

And French President Emmanuel Macron said, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, after his arrival in Baghdad from Beirut, I came to provide support at a time of challenges.

Macron said in a tweet on his account on the Twitter platform: In Baghdad, where I am happy to visit Iraq for the first time, I came to offer our support to Iraq at a time of challenges.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, to Baghdad via its international airport from the Lebanese capital Beirut, where he spent two days, and he will spend a few hours in Iraq, where he meets the most prominent officials.

In conjunction with Barzani’s meeting with Macron and Al-Kazemi .. Sheikh Genki visits Baghdad and meets with Maliki


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Lahore Sheikh Genki

2020-09-02 06:45

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Shafaq News / The Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party, Nuri al-Maliki, and the co-chair of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Lahore Sheikh Genki, agreed on Wednesday to coordinate efforts and work with the political forces in Parliament in resolving important files related to the elections.

Al-Maliki’s office said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “the latter received in his office the co-chair of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Lahore Sheikh Genki, and his accompanying delegation, and during the meeting, developments in the political and security situation, confronting crises and ending disputes between the center and the region according to the law.” 

Al-Maliki stressed “the importance of strengthening bilateral relations and close cooperation between the Islamic Dawa Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, referring to the important role played by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Baghdad and Erbil.” 

The two sides agreed, according to the statement, to “coordinate efforts and work with political forces within Parliament in resolving important files related to elections and cooperate to pass a fair law that guarantees justice for all, after solving problems related to electoral constituencies,” calling on the government to “create requirements that will provide an environment and a safe environment for conducting Fair elections that meet international standards. ”

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived this morning, Wednesday, to Baghdad, where he met Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, provided that he would meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is also visiting Baghdad.