Disclosure of the details of the government “reform paper” and the date of sending it to Parliament


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2020-09-18 12:46

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Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, on Friday, the government’s intention to send the reform paper to the House of Representatives in the middle of next month.

Committee member Jamal Cougar told Shafaq News, “The government intends to present the reform paper to the House of Representatives in the middle of next month,” noting that “the paper includes reducing the salaries of higher and special ranks without prejudice to the salaries of employees.”

He added that “the reform paper that the Ministry of Finance is preparing will include ministerial structures, spending sections, stopping waste of public money, operational and investment budgets, in addition to working to maximize state resources and provide the appropriate environment for foreign companies to invest.”

On Monday (June 22, 2020), Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced the details of the white paper prepared by the Council of Ministers, which includes economic, financial and administrative reforms.

During his meeting with the chairman and members of the Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee, Al-Kazemi said that his government has prepared a white paper for the upcoming reforms, and has taken preliminary recommendations to be discussed before proceeding with them, stressing the need for integration between the government and parliament to support these reforms.

He pointed out that mismanagement and absolute dependence on oil revenues is what brought us to the situation that we are currently witnessing, and we seek to address it by working to activate the sectors of agriculture, industry, tourism, investment, and others, to maximize



A source in finance determines when employee salaries will be disbursed

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Baghdad Today – Baghdad 

An informed source in the Ministry of Finance set, on Friday, the date for the salaries of state employees.

The source told (Baghdad Today), “The Ministry of Finance has directed the Accounting Department to distribute the salaries of employees next week.”

Earlier, the Ministry of Finance confirmed the continuation of payments of financial amounts to all recipients through electronic payment cards of various kinds.

The media office of the Minister of Finance said in a statement, “The Ministry of Finance assures to the honorable citizens of the continuation of payments of sums of money to all those who deserve it through electronic payment cards of various kinds, and that any investigative or judicial procedures that affect individuals associated with companies providing payment cards will not affect at all the process of receiving the beneficiaries.” For their money in the usual way and without any delay. ” 

He added, “Al-Maliya takes this opportunity to also confirm that the measures taken by the government recently aim to impose the rule of law and order, in a manner that provides a fair, comfortable and fair work environment, and preserves the rights of local and foreign investors, in accordance with the law.”


Planning: The 2021 budget will activate revenues from taxes, ports and production sectors

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Ministry of Planning confirmed, Friday, that the 2021 budget will address the problems in which previous budgets occurred, and will focus on activating tax revenues, border crossings and other productive sectors, in addition to oil revenues.

The ministry’s spokesman, Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi, said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency and seen by “Al-Eqtisad News”, that the budget for the current year 2020 will be operational only, to secure the necessary expenses, such as salaries of employees and retirees, on the health side, the ration card, and other necessary expenses.

A ministry spokesman stated that the 2020 budget will be approved by the House of Representatives this September.

He added that the investment side will remain dependent on the size of the revenues that will be achieved during this period, stressing that there are quite a few stalled projects that need financial allocations to continue working on them.

He pointed out that there is a tendency to address all the problems of previous budgets, including the delay in approving the budget, which causes delay in the implementation of investment projects, as well as finding other sources with oil to supplement the budget and develop the country’s economy, and include activating the revenues of border crossings, taxes, the agricultural, tourism and industrial sectors in addition to private sector “.

He explained that the government is currently seeking to approve the 2021 budget, in which oil will be the main financing for the budget in its operational and investment sides.

He stressed that “the government adopts a plan to strengthen relations with brotherly countries in the field of investment, and with international organizations to benefit from the experiences of those countries in the form of oil instead of money, and with new financial methods and activating the role of other sectors.”


Trump will be absent from the United Nations Assembly

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{International: Al Furat News} The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told reporters that President Donald Trump will not personally attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting scheduled for next week, according to a joint media report.

The decision is a shift in Trump’s position after he said last month that he intended to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York, although other world leaders preferred not to go to the meeting due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Meadows confirmed to reporters who accompanied Trump on his way to Wisconsin to attend a campaign rally, that the president will not personally attend the 75th session of the General Assembly, which will be held mainly online due to the health crisis.

The main part of the General Assembly meeting continues this year, when world leaders take turns giving speeches, during the week from September 21 to the 29th of the month.

In remarks on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, stressed that this year’s session will focus on the global response to the Covid-19 epidemic, in addition to “peace and security, disarmament, human rights, gender equality and sustainable development.”

Ammar Al-Masoudi


Sadr warns Netanyahu not to come to Iraq

09/18/2020 13:27

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Baghdad / The Obelisk: The leader of the Sadr movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Friday warned Israeli President Netanyahu not to come to Iraq, or to consider opening an embassy in the country.

The obelisk publishes the text of al-Sadr’s central Friday sermon:

In the thickness of God

From Abdullah Muqtada al-Sadr to the enemy of God Binyamin stinky Yahoo.

I warn you against coming to the country of the infallible, Iraq, and beware of opening an embassy, or forbidding it in Iraq, for according to the Qur’anic verses, your end will be.

God , the Almighty said: {And we spent to the children of Israel in the book Tvsdn in the earth twice and declares far above} If that it is the Almighty says: {If the promise The first came , we sent you devotees us an initial quite severe Vjaswa during the home and was promised effect}

Viyakm and taking it and say as Ezz says the man who said: {The Well done Well done for yourselves and that Osotm it may came If the promise of the Hereafter Asuua your faces and to enter the mosque and entered it the first time and Atbrooa what Exalt Tetbira} and

then draw my words to vulnerable people in all over the world and say # Alttabiezlomhanh and # We are humiliated, God refuses to do that, and let you know that we will not forget the martyrs of the Stone Revolution, Palestine is alive in our consciences.

Abdullah Muqtada



Chalabi officially takes over the management of the Iraqi Trade Bank


Iraqi Trade Bank

Salem Chalabi

2020-09-18 06:52

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Shafaq News / The Iraqi Trade Bank announced, on Friday, that Salem Chalabi has taken over the management of the bank, as part of a series of changes in government positions recently launched by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

Prior to joining the Iraqi Trade Bank, Chalabi, who was educated in the United States of America, held high-ranking positions, the last of which was the position of legal advisor to the current prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi. He also participated in drafting the new Iraqi constitution after 2003, and was appointed head of the Iraqi War Crimes Court in 2004, and he He is also an advisor to former Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.

The Iraqi Trade Bank has witnessed remarkable development and growth, as the number of its branches inside Iraq reached 25, and the bank expanded externally, thus diversifying its portfolio of business with the first representative office of the bank in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, opening its first foreign branch in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A plan to expand in the future in several countries.

Salem Chalabi took over his new position, succeeding Faisal Al-Himas.

In a statement to the bank, Chalabi said, “I consider this position a great honor for me … and I value the confidence that the Prime Minister has given me, and I look forward to implementing the bank’s strategy to achieve sustainable growth and continue building on the strong and solid foundations that the bank has laid in the past years, to provide the best financial experience.” Banking for customers and developing the bank’s investments to expand its operations in the service of our country.


The Kurdistan Regional Government is “optimistic” to reach a final agreement with Baghdad

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2020-09-18 06:45

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Shafaq News / On Friday, the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani expressed his optimism that a final agreement would be reached to resolve differences and issues between Erbil and Baghdad.

Barzani said in a tweet on social networking platforms “Twitter” that “despite the many obstacles, we have a strong negotiating team that represents all parties to the regional government, which is united in its goal.”

He added that he was “optimistic about reaching a final agreement with the federal government” in Baghdad.

The provincial government delegation had previously made several visits to the capital, Baghdad, after the previous federal government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi stopped financing the salaries of employees and workers in the public sector in Kurdistan .

The differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad are based on the region’s share of the financial budgets, the entitlements of the Peshmerga forces, the export of oil, and the disputed areas covered by Article 140 of the permanent Iraqi constitution .

On several occasions and several times, the Kurdistan Regional Government has shown its willingness to deliver 250 thousand barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for the Iraqi government funding of employees’ salaries by 450 billion Iraqi dinars per month.