Iraq is holding talks to overcome the obstacles to its accession to the World Trade Organization

Iraq is holding talks to overcome the obstacles to its accession to the World Trade Organization

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Mubasher: The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa, discussed with the Deputy Director-General of the Organization, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xiang Chen, ways to activate the file of Iraq’s accession to the organization

This came during their meeting, today, Sunday, to talk about ways to activate the file of Iraq’s accession to the organization, and the importance of continuing to work in completing technical documents to complete the requirements for accession, and to overcome obstacles and challenges facing the accession process, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two sides stressed the importance of providing the basic elements for a successful accession process, which lie in political will, coordination between ministries, and technical assistance programs that hone the skills of the negotiating team.


On top of that, the Katyusha attacks… Revealing the agenda of Al-Kazemi’s visit to Washington

691 Policy 2021/07/11 19:51
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Today, Sunday, an Iraqi political source revealed an upcoming visit to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Washington to meet with US President John Biden.
The source said, according to ” RT “, that “Al-Kazemi will visit Washington in the coming days, but the exact date has not been set yet, but it may be the end of this month.”
He added, “Al-Kazemi will meet Biden and other US officials, and he is expected to discuss with them the conflict between Washington and Tehran and its effects on Iraq.”
He pointed out that “the most important thing that may discuss the file of the withdrawal of US forces and the attacks they are exposed to is with the Washington embassy in Baghdad.”

Iraq negotiates with General Electric to speed up the electrical connection with Jordan

2021/07/11 19:48

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Undersecretary for Production Affairs, Adel Karim, discussed, on Sunday, July 11, 2021, the file of the electrical connection between Iraq and Jordan with General Electric.

And the ministry stated in a statement, that “the Undersecretary for Production Affairs (on behalf of the minister) Adel Karim Al-Ahad received, in his office at the ministry’s headquarters, a delegation of (GE), and in the presence of the Director General of the Department of Planning and Studies, the Director of the Undersecretary’s Office, and the Director of the Ministry’s Information, on a visit aimed at negotiation With the Iraqi side to implement and speed up the electrical interconnection project between Iraq and the Kingdom of Jordan.  

According to the statement, “The meeting dealt with the technical aspect of the agreement to supply Jordan to Iraq with electric power under the contract signed in September 2020, which includes linking the electricity network between the two countries with an initial completion period of 26 months, and the energy exchange between the two sides depends on the construction of a (feather – existing) line and the installation of the Al-Qaim transformational station. With a capacity of 400 (kV), Iraq will be supplied, as a first stage, with 150 megawatts, up to 960 megawatts.  

The agent stressed the importance of exploiting the time factor and preparing this strategic project by accelerating the extension of the transmission lines between the two countries within (one year only), and as quickly as possible with the help of our experienced Iraqi staff in this field, and we will be fully prepared to overcome any obstacles standing in the way of implementation and achievement. “.

The statement added, “GE Company has completed a review of the timing of the completion of the electrical interconnection line connecting to the Al-Qaim transfer station in Anbar Governorate, and is in the process of completing surveying the lines’ paths and studying the connection points, in addition to examining the soil to ensure that it is free of any military remnants and is ready to start work.” .

The statement continued, “The ministry is interested in establishing this connecting line due to its importance in the stability of the national system and its impact on regional politics and economy by exchanging benefits between neighboring countries, including Iraq, and making it a corridor for the transfer of energy, so we are accelerating the pace and with a very strenuous effort to complete it in record time according to a technical perspective that rises to the level ambition.”


Kurdistan announces receipt of 200 billion dinars from Baghdad

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Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan Region announced, on Sunday, that it has received 200 billion dinars from the federal government.
The ministry said in a brief statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “within the framework of the implementation of the agreement between Kurdistan and Iraq, the first amount of 200 billion dinars was placed by the federal government in the account of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Regional Government in the Iraqi Central Bank / Erbil branch.” Ended 29/R77

Iraq announces that it will not impose a curfew on the days of Eid al-Adha

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Baghdad, July 11 (Petra) – The Iraqi Ministry of Health announced today, Sunday, that a comprehensive ban will not be imposed during the days of Eid Al-Adha.
The Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, Riyad Abdel Amir, said, “It is difficult to implement the ban, as it did not significantly affect the rate of injuries, and the ministry has not yet submitted any recommendations to the Supreme Committee for Health and Safety.” He added that the ban is on the streets only, and not in the facilities that are experiencing momentum, stressing that there is no comprehensive ban during Eid Al-Adha.
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Al-Kazemi’s visit to America schedule.. many files and more demands

political| 04:53 – 11/07/2021


Exclusive – Mawazine News,
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi is preparing to go on an official visit to the United States of America, in his first visit since President Joe Biden took office.
And circles close to the government spoke to “Mawazine News” about the visit, which has not yet matured, because of the talks between the two sides on a specific date, as they want the visit to be not marginal, but rather large because of the files it holds that need a position from both sides.
The circles said, “The files that Al-Kazemi will carry are many, including the file of the American military presence, the establishment of power stations, the training of Iraqi forces, education and health.”
The circles confirm, “The political forces, especially the Shiite ones, submitted requests to Al-Kazemi to carry them on the visit, including ending the military presence and allowing non-US companies to work in energy projects in Iraq.”
And she indicated, “Al-Kazemi promised to transfer the demands of the political forces to the American administration, during discussions that brought him together with the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri.”
Last Monday, the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, discussed with the US Ambassador to Baghdad the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to Washington.
Al-Araji’s office said in a statement that the latter “received in his office today, Monday, the American ambassador in Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, to discuss the latest political and security developments in Iraq and the region, bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington, and joint cooperation in areas that serve the two countries.”
The two sides also discussed, according to the statement, “the expected visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the United States of America, the files that he will discuss with the American side, and ways to make this visit a success, in the mutual interest between the two countries.” Ended 29 / h

A close source: Al-Kazemi is looking in Washington to keep Iraq away from conflicts and advance the economy and investment

2021/07/11 13:06

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Baghdad / Obelisk: A source close to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, revealed, on Sunday, July 11, 2021, about Al-Kazemi’s visit to the United States.

The source said that Al-Kazemi will discuss with US President Joe Biden, security and economic relations, and ways to consolidate stability in Iraq by keeping it away from regional conflicts at a time when the Iraqi arena is witnessing a security escalation against the international coalition forces.

According to the source, Al-Kazemi received an invitation from the United States, to meet with President Biden, to discuss common issues, and the visit is scheduled to be completed in the near future.

Al-Kazemi attaches great importance to clarifying the shape of the relationship with the United States, foreseeing the axes of strategic dialogue, and discussing the common files between Washington and Baghdad, while also focusing on evacuating his country from any repercussions of any regional conflict, and benefiting from the American side in improving electrical energy, and investing to build the infrastructure. Infrastructure torn apart by war, corruption and mismanagement for nearly two decades.

 In April 2021, Al-Kazemi counted the results of the third round of dialogue with the United States of America as “a gateway to restore Iraq to its normal state.”

In his policies, Al-Kazemi focuses on dialogue to resolve crises and keep his country away from conflicts, wars and adventures.

Kurdistan announces the suspension of official working hours next Wednesday, and the reason is


Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News

The Kurdistan Regional Government announced, on Saturday, the suspension of official working hours next Wednesday, July 14.

Government spokesman Gutiar Adel said in a statement that “July 14, which falls next Wednesday, is an official holiday in the Kurdistan region.”

He added that “the holiday for the establishment of the Iraqi Republic is included among the official holidays in the calendar of the regional government.”

On the occasion of the founding of the Republic.. the General Secretariat will suspend the official working hours next Wednesday


Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News

Today, Sunday, the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced an official holiday next Wednesday, on the occasion of the founding of the Republic of Iraq. 

And the secretariat said in a document issued by it, “We inform you that Wednesday, corresponding to July 14, 2021, is an official holiday on the occasion of the founding of the Republic of Iraq in accordance with the official holidays law in force, with the exception of security, health and service departments and institutions.”

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