PUK: There Is A Rapprochement Between The KRG’s Delegation And Federal Govt

Wednesday 16 , December 2020 | Politics

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Sulaymaniyah / NINA / -The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Iraqi Parliament announced that there is a rapprochement between the negotiating delegation of the regional government and the political parties in the federal government.

Hassan Nermo, an MP of the bloc, said in a press release: “The Kurdistan Regional Government has an acceptance of what was stated in the fiscal deficit law that was voted on during the past month,” noting: “The negotiations will not be difficult and may need time.”

Nermo added: “There is insistence to complete all procedures to agree on the federal budget for the next year 2021.” / End

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Denmark announces the imminent opening of its embassy in Baghdad

Time: 12/17/2020 00:15:11 Read: 1,443 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed in a phone call his Danish counterpart (Gebe Kofood) developments in bilateral relations between the two countries, and their advancement in all fields, especially the economic and commercial ones.

A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of which the Al-Furat News Agency received a copy, said, “The two ministers also discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interest, and the importance of continuing efforts to stabilize stability.”

He Hussein “expressed his thanks to the Danish government to near the opening of its embassy in Baghdad after he was named ambassador , ” praising the positions of Denmark in support of Iraq in its war against Daesh terrorist gangs, calling on the importance of continued support until the elimination of thought that produced this terrorist gang. ”

He stressed “Iraq refuses to extend the conflict to its lands, or to turn it into an arena for disputes.”

For his part, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his country’s “support for Iraq and its keenness to consolidate bilateral relations.”

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The Iraqi parliament sets a “single” condition for solving the problems of Baghdad and Kurdistan

Kurdistan Region

The Iraqi Parliament

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Shafaq News / At the request of the Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, the high-ranking Kurdistan negotiating delegation visited, on Wednesday evening, the Iraqi parliament and met with the speaker, his two deputies, and heads of the relevant committees.

According to a statement issued after the meeting received by Shafaq News, Talabani clarified the contents of the meeting and said that the regional government is committed to the law of compensation for financial deficit and is ready to implement the consequences of it in accordance with this law, stressing that in return he demanded that the parliament be an assistant to the implementation of the law and the provision of rights and financial benefits For the Kurdistan Region.

The statement added that after Talabani’s statements, the attendees at the meeting presented their opinions and observations on the negotiations between the region and Baghdad.

The statement indicated that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi announced for his part that the parliament supports a radical solution to the problems between Erbil and Baghdad, adding that the solution lies in the commitment of the regional and federal governments to the texts of laws.

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Parliament votes to make 12-25 an official holiday to mark the birth of Christ

Today, Wednesday, the Iraqi parliament voted to consider the birth of Christ every year as an official holiday .

The Information Department of the Iraqi Council of Representatives said, in a brief statement, that the Council voted to consider December 25 of every year an official holiday for all Iraqis on the occasion of the birth of the Lord Jesus (peace be upon him ).

The Iraqi Council of Representatives held its 29th session earlier on Wednesday evening, headed by Hassan Al Kaabi, Vice President of the Council.

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A new disagreement has postponed discussion … The Baghdad and Erbil negotiations have kept the 2021 budget out of the government’s last session

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A member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, on Wednesday (December 16, 2020), identified a major reason for the absence of the 2021 budget bill from yesterday’s cabinet session, while noting that there is a new dispute between Baghdad and Erbil.

In a press statement, Cougar said, “The reasons for not discussing the draft federal budget law for 2021 in the cabinet session are the existing differences between the federal government and the Kurdish delegation,” stressing that “they have not reached an agreement to regulate the export and sale of oil.”

He added, “The Kurdistan region responded to the government’s request through its negotiating delegation in Baghdad that its oil is not his alone, but that he has oil companies, and therefore how can he pay the dues of these companies if all the oil is delivered to SOMO?”

Cougar pointed out that “Erbil suggested that Baghdad pay the oil (sums of sale of oil) instead of handing it over to the National Sumo Company for disposal,” noting that “these differences delayed discussion of the budget.”

He explained that “the negotiations between the two parties regarding the budget law have stalled and became complicated, after Baghdad required Erbil to deliver (460) thousand barrels of oil per day, in exchange for its payment of the region’s share in the draft federal budget law for 2021.”

The Cabinet did not include the draft federal budget law for 2021 on the agenda of its session yesterday, Tuesday, according to press statements by Minister of Planning Khaled Battal, stressing that the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers received the budget, but the completion of discussion will take place within the next four days.

The negotiations that the Kurdish delegation is conducting with government officials in the capital, Baghdad, focus on the Deficit Financing Law that Parliament enacted last month, and on the Federal Budget Bill for 2021.

A new disagreement has postponed discussion … The Baghdad and Erbil negotiations have kept the 2021 budget out of the government’s last session

949 Policy 12/16/2020 09:27 ha

Baghdad today – Baghdad

A member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, on Wednesday (December 16, 2020), identified a major reason for the absence of the 2021 budget bill from yesterday’s cabinet session, while noting that there is a new dispute between Baghdad and Erbil.

In a press statement, Cougar said, “The reasons for not discussing the draft federal budget law for 2021 in the cabinet session are the existing differences between the federal government and the Kurdish delegation,” stressing that “they have not reached an agreement to regulate the export and sale of oil.”

He added, “The Kurdistan region responded to the government’s request through its negotiating delegation in Baghdad that its oil is not his alone, but that he has oil companies, and therefore how can he pay the dues of these companies if all the oil is delivered to SOMO?”

Cougar pointed out that “Erbil suggested that Baghdad pay the oil (sums of sale of oil) instead of handing it over to the National Sumo Company for disposal,” noting that “these differences delayed discussion of the budget.”

He explained that “the negotiations between the two parties regarding the budget law have stalled and became complicated, after Baghdad required Erbil to deliver (460) thousand barrels of oil per day, in exchange for its payment of the region’s share in the draft federal budget law for 2021.”

The Cabinet did not include the draft federal budget law for 2021 on the agenda of its session yesterday, Tuesday, according to press statements by Minister of Planning Khaled Battal, stressing that the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers received the budget, but the completion of discussion will take place within the next four days.

The negotiations that the Kurdish delegation is conducting with government officials in the capital, Baghdad, focus on the Deficit Financing Law that Parliament enacted last month, and on the Federal Budget Bill for 2021.

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To discuss the law on financing the fiscal deficit .. The Kurdish delegation headed by Talabani arrives in parliament

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The Kurdish delegation headed by the Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, arrived on Wednesday to the House of Representatives to discuss the financing of the fiscal deficit law.

The Presidency of the Council of Representatives, heads of parliamentary blocs and members of the Parliamentary Legal and Financial Committees are preparing to discuss the law of financing the fiscal deficit, and the financial dues for the Kurdistan region, with the Kurdish delegation.

A member of the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives, Almas Fadel, said, “The Presidency of the House of Representatives is awaiting the arrival of Qubad Talabani, the head of the negotiating delegation to Baghdad during the coming moments,” noting that “the meeting will deal with the financing of the financial deficit law that the House of Representatives voted on after the withdrawal of the Kurdish blocs.” .

Fadel added, “The high-ranking delegation headed by Qubad Talabani stressed during its meetings in Baghdad the commitment to the provisions of the law on financing the fiscal deficit, expressing her optimism that the two sides will reach an agreement.”

And on the mechanism of the agreement in the event that it is concluded between the federal and regional governments, MP Almas Fadel said, “An agreement will determine the region’s share of the 2021 fiscal budget,” noting that “the budget in turn depends on the fiscal deficit law, which came as an alternative to the 2020 budget.”

The delegation of the Kurdistan region, headed by Qubad Talabani, arrived last Wednesday, to the capital, Baghdad, and met with its officials to solve the outstanding problems, confirming the region’s commitment to the law of financing the fiscal deficit, in which the delivery of the Kurdistan region was 250 thousand barrels of oil per day and half of the customs revenues in exchange for sending the salaries of regional employees Kurdistan.

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Parliament clarifies the fact that the government entered into negotiations with the international monetary system to reduce the price of the dinar

Economy

Dollar price rise

The Iraqi Parliament

2020-12-16 05:09

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Shafaq News / The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, denied, on Wednesday, what was circulated regarding the entry of the Iraqi government into negotiations with the International Monetary Fund to reduce the price of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar.

In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, Al-Haddad criticized “the irresponsible statements by some personalities and parties who claimed that the Iraqi government had agreed and entered into negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and international institutions and sought to lower the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar, which led to a decrease in its value between Global currencies in the past few days, and fears have arisen on the Iraqi street. ”

He added that “this is just untrue and untrue statements,” asserting that “the only authority authorized for such statements is the Central Bank of Iraq, calling on the media and news channels to” be careful and accurate in making statements. ”

The exchange rates of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in the markets of Baghdad and Kurdistan rose again today, Wednesday, after witnessing fluctuations during the past days.

Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the central al-Kifah and al-Harithiya stock exchanges in Baghdad registered 129,500 Iraqi dinars today, compared to 100 US dollars.

Yesterday, Al-Kifah Central Stock Exchange registered 127,800 Iraqi dinars against 100 US dollars.

Our correspondent indicated that the buying and selling prices also increased in the exchange shops in the local markets in Baghdad, where the selling price reached 130,000 Iraqi dinars, while the purchase prices reached 129,000 dinars per 100 US dollars.

In Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, the dollar prices also increased, as the selling price reached 129,200 per hundred dollars, and the purchase by 129,000 per hundred US dollars.

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International monetary expects Iraq’s GDP growth to decline by 11%

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The International Monetary Fund expected a decline in the growth of the gross domestic product in Iraq by 11%, indicating that the creation of permanent and comprehensive growth amid huge challenges will require extensive structural reforms.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp decline in oil prices and production have exacerbated the economic weaknesses in Iraq,” the Fund said in a report seen by “Al-Ektissad News”, indicating that “real GDP growth is expected to contract this year by 11 percent.” Percent, amid a sharp widening of financial and external imbalances, which reflects the contraction of oil production and the interruption of non-oil economic activity. ”

He added that “the sharp decline in oil revenues is expected to expand the fiscal deficit and the external current account to 20 and 16 percent of GDP, respectively.”

He pointed out that “there is a need for a comprehensive package of short-term economic policies based on a reliable financial strategy to overcome the health crisis, ensure economic stability and protect vulnerable groups.”

He pointed out that “achieving sustainable and comprehensive growth amid huge challenges will require wide-ranging structural reforms aimed at strengthening public finances, improving governance, reforming the electricity sector, promoting private sector development, and ensuring the stability of the financial sector.”

He stressed that “financial efforts in the 2021 budget should target the main areas of financial weakness, especially reversing the unsustainable expansion of wage and pension bills, reducing ineffective energy subsidies, and increasing non-oil revenues, stressing that protecting vulnerable groups will be of utmost importance and require strengthening Significantly targeted cash transfers and extending their coverage, as well as improving targeting of other parts of the social safety net. ”

Iraq, the second largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), relies heavily on oil revenues to cover 90 percent of government spending, including $ 5 billion spent on monthly salaries for public employees. This leaves the government in the face of difficult decisions that affect the social situation in the country.

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THE CLOSURE OF 6 HEADQUARTERS OF THE POPULAR MOBILIZATION FORCES IN BAGHDAD

16 Dec 2020

Baghdad-Al-Sharqiya December 16: The Popular Mobilization Security Directorate announced the closure of a number of headquarters in violation of the controls and instructions in Baghdad. The Popular Mobilization Authority stated in a statement that it had arrested a number of violators of the regulations and laws during the process of closing six 6 offices in violation of the controls in Karrada and Jadriya in central Baghdad and confirmed that This procedure is considered routine and comes within the directives of the PMF leadership, which call for the follow-up and accountability of everyone who violates the system, denying that the operation was due to political, criminal or other reasons, and that it is not considered a disciplinary operation.

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The Kurdistan Patriotic: The region is ready to deliver oil to the federal government. The talks are still going on

2020/12/16 11:15

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Baghdad / Al-Masala: The deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hassan Ali, responded on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, to news that the dialogue between the federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government had stalled in Erbil, while he confirmed that the discussions between the two parties are still continuing, and there is progress in Negotiations.

In an interview received by Al-Masalla, Ali said that there are technical and partial issues that are still being discussed, and that the Kurdistan Regional Government’s delegation will hold a meeting today, which includes the Presidency of Parliament, heads of political blocs, and members of the Finance Committee for the purpose of understanding with them on the contents of discussions and agreements with the government Federal.

He added that the regional government delegation is trying to reach an understanding with the heads of the blocs and members of the Finance Committee before the comprehensive signing, to ensure that the agreement is passed under the parliament.

He pointed out that the regional government and its delegation have shown full readiness to hand over the entire oil amounting to 460 thousand, and there is no problem about the matter.

And he indicated that there are disagreements about the rights of oil companies and the salaries of some social groups, which the regional government wants to link with Baghdad, as well as the salaries of the Peshmerga, as well as the issue of border crossings and the quantity delivered, so far there has not been a complete agreement on the ports file.

He explained that the differences are radical, and extend for years and require intense meetings and long discussions until an agreement is reached, but this stage is where there is great hope for ending all disputes, at once.

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the second deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Bashir Al-Haddad, announced, on Monday, that the delegation of the Kurdistan region had accepted “all conditions” of the federal government, while analysts considered to the obelisk that the demonstrations are pushing the regional government to liquidate and improve the financial files pending with Baghdad, and that it is in its interest Work on it.

Al-Haddad said in a press statement followed by Al-Masalla that they are close to the agreement, but the agreement has not yet been signed. The pressure this time is serious, and most of the Iraqi parties have turned against us and are working against the demands of the Kurdistan region, and the work is not easy.

He added: There is a need for intense dialogue with the federal government, and a political delegation and this delegation must meet with the Iraqi political parties to resolve these problems.

Al-Haddad continued: We must also solve our problems between us, and I call on the Kurdish representatives to be real and serious defenders of the rights of the people of the Kurdistan region.

He pointed out that the Kurdistan Region delegation agreed to the demands of the federal government in all areas, and it is not permissible for the salaries of employees to become a hostage to the political conflict.

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