In a first step of its kind, Al-Kazemi assigns the Counter-Terrorism Service to combat corruption



Corruption in Iraq


Mustafa Al-Kazemi

2020-09-03 17:44

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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has directed the formation of a permanent committee to investigate corruption cases headed by the human rights team, Ahmed Abu Ragheef.

According to a special book issued by Al-Kazemi, obtained by Shafaq News, the Prime Minister authorized the Counter-Terrorism Service to implement the decisions issued by the committee.

Iraqis have been protesting for years about poor basic public services such as electricity, health and water, as well as unemployment and corruption.

Iraq is one of the most corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International’s index over the past years.

Corruption is considered, in addition to security tensions, the reason behind successive governments’ failure to improve the country’s conditions, despite the large financial revenues from the sale of oil.


Al Rasheed Bank directs the palm card issuance centers on Fridays and Saturdays

167 Sweeteners 09/03/2020 15:28

Baghdad today – Baghdad

On Thursday (September 3, 2020), Rasheed Bank directed the centers to issue the palm card at work hours on Friday and six days to replace the cards.

In a brief statement, the bank said, “The General Director of Rasheed Bank, Basem Abd Ali Youssef, directed the centers for issuing the palm card, which were previously identified, to continue working on Friday and Saturday and receive all retirees to complete their cards as soon as possible.”

The bank called on “all retirees and those who received text messages to review these centers.”

Al-Kazemi orders an end to a “real threat” and the imposition of state prestige




The fugitive weapon

2020-09-03 08:48

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Shafaq News / The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces directed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, on Thursday, to end the phenomenon of fugitive weapons and tribal conflicts and impose the prestige of the state, considering that it has become a “real danger” to society and threatens its members.

This came during his visit to the headquarters of the Joint Operations Command in Baghdad, and a meeting with the security and military leaders, according to a statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office received by Shafaq News.

Al-Kazemi praised “the great efforts made by the security services of all kinds in warding off the threat of terrorism and providing stability in the country.”

He pointed out that he “is betting on the heroic security forces in providing security, in a way that enhances the citizen’s confidence in the state and makes him feel reassured.”

Al-Kazemi stressed “the importance of activating the intelligence effort of the armed forces, to face the great security challenges in Iraq, which require unconventional action to confront them, including activating the intelligence work.”

He added, “The government has inherited a heavy legacy of uncontrolled weapons and clan conflicts, which pose a real threat to society and threaten its members, and it is also working to impede reconstruction and development efforts in the country.”

Al-Kazemi directed the leaders of the security services to “follow up this file and joint coordination between the security forces to work with all available efforts to end it, impose the prestige of the state, and confront everything that threatens the security and stability of the country.”

Iraq is moving to join global trade … and an Arab country: We will facilitate its mission

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{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Iraq opened the file for its accession to the World Trade Organization.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of which the Euphrates News Agency received a copy, said: “The Chargé d’Affairs, Minister Plenipotentiary {Abbas Kazem Obeid} met in Geneva the head of the working group on Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, Ambassador Omar Hilal / Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, In the presence of the Director of the WTO’s Accession Department, Ms. Maika Oshikawa, and her assistance at the Organization’s headquarters.

The two sides exchanged, according to the statement, “talking about ways to activate the file of Iraq’s accession to the organization and the importance of continuing work in completing the technical documents to complete the requirements for accession and overcome the obstacles and challenges facing the accession process.”

The statement indicated that “it was agreed to prepare training programs for members of the national negotiating team, as well as discuss the importance of setting a new date for the high-level conference on Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, which was supposed to be held in Baghdad for the period 26-27 / 11/2019. “.

Last Thursday, Moroccan state television – Channel 1 – announced that Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilal, head of the working group concerned with Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, held a series of meetings with the parties participating in the World Trade Organization last week in Geneva. Activating the file of integrating Iraq into this organization.

On the other hand, identical sources indicated that these meetings follow a telephone conversation that Ambassador Omar Hilal had held during the past month of July, with the Minister of Trade, Alaa Ahmed Hassan Al-Jubouri.

The same source added that during the aforementioned meeting, the two sides agreed to activate negotiations, with a view to speeding up the process of the Iraqi Republic’s accession to the World Trade Organization.

Here it is noteworthy that Ambassador Omar Hilal, Chairman of the Working Group on Iraq’s Accession, had a discussion with the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Roberto Azevedo, and held a working session with the Deputy Director General in charge of accession operations, Alan Wolf, as well as with Mika Oshikawa, Director of the Accession Operations Department, Where Wolff pledged to work to sensitize the countries of the World Trade Organization, in order to facilitate the process of joining Iraq.

On the other hand, according to a report by MAP, he highlighted that Ambassador Omar Hilal held bilateral meetings with ambassadors and permanent representatives in Geneva, and the main countries participating in this process, especially the European Union, Switzerland, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia, in their capacity as coordinator of the Arab Group He also had a fruitful phone conversation with the representative of the United States, who was in Washington.

The report also highlighted that the interlocutors of Moroccan Hilal were unanimous in expressing thanks and praise for Morocco’s tireless efforts aimed at re-launching the process of Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization, in the difficult context of the “Covid-19” epidemic.

On the other hand, the aforementioned source added that the Moroccan diplomat held a virtual working session from Baghdad, with Adel Al-Masoudi, Director General of Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Trade and head of the delegation in charge of negotiations, and this meeting constituted an occasion for the Iraqi side, in order to reaffirm his commitment to redouble efforts in order to prepare All documents required to join.

To this end, the Iraqi side requested technical assistance for the benefit of the various ministerial sectors concerned in order to form an effective negotiation team, capable of enabling Iraq to better negotiate its interests during this process, which will be long and arduous, and this virtual working session was completed by coordination meetings held with the mission. Al-Iraqiya, with Abbas Kazem Obeid, the Iraqi ambassador to Geneva.

In order to mobilize the necessary financial contributions for technical assistance, training and strengthening the capabilities required by the Iraqi authorities, Hilal held a virtual working session with representatives of the World Bank in both Baghdad and Beirut. On the other hand, the head of the working group called in a meeting with the director of technical assistance for the mall International to strengthen technical support for the benefit of the Iraqi delegation.

The re-launch of the process of Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization comes in a positive context, reinforced by encouraging signs following the formation of the new Iraqi government led by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, as the latter expressed his aspiration to open up to its regional and international surroundings.

Thus, Al-Kazemi aims to fight corruption, and to carry out many reforms in the country, especially at the level of the judicial system, as well as to implement the necessary economic transformation so that oil is not primarily dependent on oil as a major source of Iraq’s GNP, by focusing on diversifying his income through Promote the sectors of agriculture, livestock, agricultural industries and trade.

On the eve of these preliminary discussions, led by Hilal Maghribi in Geneva, the World Bank published a report on the economic situation in Iraq.

This report stresses the importance of the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization, which will help complete many reforms, through binding international commitments, and enable Iraq to benefit from a multilateral trading system that is transparent, extrapolable, and based on rules.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

Culture announces the separation of National Day from the law on public holidays

Baghdad / … Culture Minister Hassan Nazim confirmed, on Thursday, that the National Day was separated from the law on official holidays, while indicating that it will soon be sent to Parliament for approval.

The Minister of Culture said during a press conference, that “an official proposal has been submitted that 3/10 be the date for the National Day in the Republic of Iraq,” indicating that “the proposed date was unanimously agreed upon by Iraqis of all sects and components.”

He added, “The National Day was separated from the law on official holidays because of its national importance in the history of the Iraqi state,” noting that “the law will be sent to the parliament soon for approval as an official law.”

He noted that “this important date is the entry of Iraq into the League of the United Nations as an independent state from the British Mandate,” noting that “the national holiday includes all components.”

Parliament sets next Saturday as the date for its first session in the new legislative term


03-09-2020 01:20 PM

Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya

The Secretary General of Parliament, Sirwan Abdullah Sereni, announced the date of the first session.

The parliament said in a statement that “the Secretary General of Parliament, Sirwan Abdullah Sereni, announced the date of the first session of the first legislative term of the third legislative year of the fourth electoral cycle on Saturday, corresponding to September 5.”

He explained that “the session will be held at exactly one o’clock in the afternoon in the council building.”

Customs: Yesterday’s revenues exceeded two billion dinars

Editing date: 02/09/2020 21:50


The General Authority for Customs announced, on Wednesday, that its revenues exceeded two billion dinars yesterday in its customs centers.

The authority said, “The total revenues achieved yesterday in its customs centers amounted to more than two billion dinars, despite the zero customs duties on many goods and the lack of imports due to the closure of some border centers due to the Corona pandemic.”

She added, “In light of the difficult economic and health conditions that pass through our dear country, its cadres working in all customs directorates and centers continue to actively contribute to standing up to help their people and their homeland, uniting all challenges and obstacles to work to improve their work and achieve the highest revenues.”

She indicated, “It has contributed to facilitating the entry of thousands of consignments of medicines, medical supplies and foodstuffs around the clock, day and night, with efforts and direct follow-up by the higher management in the authority in order to facilitate the smooth entry of consignments into the country for basic and foodstuffs, especially human medicines, to deliver them to the consumer in light of the crisis. Current ”.

The Kurds reject the law of multiple electoral districts … and a close meeting between Baghdad and Erbil to discuss the outstanding issues

09/03/2020 12:32

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Baghdad / Obelisk: A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Sherzad Hassan, confirmed, Thursday 3 September 2020, that the meetings held by the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, with Iraqi officials, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, will have positive repercussions, while he indicated that the Kurds rejected the multiplicity of constituencies in the election law .

Hassan said in an interview with media followed by Al-Masalla, that Barzani’s discussions with Al-Kazemi and other officials focused on all files related to the situation of the region and Iraq in general, and will pave the way for a close agreement between Baghdad and Erbil regarding financial issues, oil and the management of border crossings.

With regard to the election law, Hassan added, the Kurds’ position is clear, namely, to reject the multi-district law at the present time, because it causes a major crisis, due to the lack of a population census so far, as well as the problems in the disputed areas, so Barzani raised this issue to the officials. .

He pointed out that there is a qualitative improvement in relations between Baghdad and Erbil, and the recent visit of Barzani will speed up the completion of agreements on economic and security issues, and this desire is present among the leaders of political blocs as well, and soon a high-level economic delegation will be in Baghdad to complete these issues.

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, visited the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday, coinciding with the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, while Barzani held a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and another with Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi.

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region revealed the details of the meeting of the President of the Region, Nechirvan Barzani, with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in the capital, Baghdad.

The presidency stated in a statement received by the obelisk that the two sides discussed the political and security situation in Iraq, the Corona virus epidemic and its impact especially on the economic sector, efforts to combat it, and the continuation of discussions between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve differences and outstanding issues, the risks of terrorism and ISIS movements in the region in general. In addition to several important issues.

The statement added that during the meeting attended by the Vice-Presidents of the Kurdistan region, the two sides stressed the importance and need for coexistence between the components and all parties to face challenges and overcome crises.

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