163 Economie 2021/08/01 18:16 Baghdad today – translation A statement published by ” bloomberg ” and its translation (Baghdad Today) clarified that the Russian Lukoil Company has retracted its decision to sell its stake in the West Qurna-2 field in the south to Chinese companies. Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said in a statement that “the Iraqi Oil Ministry has been in talks with the company for six months to persuade it to cancel its decision to withdraw from work, and these talks contributed to Lukoil’s decision not to sell its stake to a number of companies.” He added, “Understanding the company’s motives and objectives helped in developing a solution to some problems in coordination with the Ministry of Oil.” Earlier, Lukoil sent the ministry an official statement explaining its plan to sell its stake to Chinese companies, and the reason is that “investment in Iraq is not suitable for major investors and they are either looking for other markets or partners in renewable energy,” she said.
Shafaq News/ The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, on Sunday, that the federal government will send 200 billion dinars a new payment to the Kurdistan Region to pay the salaries of employees.
Committee member Shirwan Mirza told Shafak News Agency, “According to the agreement between the joint committees between the governments of the center and the region, the federal government in Baghdad will send 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Region during the coming period.”
It is noteworthy that a source in the Kurdistan Regional Government, announced last July 11, that the federal government had deposited 200 billion dinars in the account of the Bank of the Regional Government.
At the end of last June, an official source in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi signed an official letter to disburse 200 billion dinars as an advance earmarked to pay the salaries of employees working in the public sector in the region.
……. A number of heads of Iraqi national forces and parties held a meeting at the Government Palace in Baghdad at the invitation of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and in the presence of the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, and the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Muhammad Al-Halbousi. During the meeting, Mr. Al-Kazemi reviewed the results of the strategic dialogue with the United States during his recent visit to Washington, and what was included in the joint final statement of the strategic dialogue. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said: The results of the strategic dialogue rounds with the United States concluded that there were no combat forces in Iraq at the end of this year, and that the relationship between the two sides would turn into a relationship of training, security cooperation, and intelligence only; In this sense, on (December 31, 2021), Iraq will return to its relationship with the United States before the official request for the arrival of these forces in 2014, and to return to the normal formula of the relationship that was voted by the Iraqi Council of Representatives and approved in the name of (the Strategic Framework Agreement). The participants affirmed support for the results of the dialogue and the points contained in the joint statement, with regard to the security relationship between the two sides, and the transition of the relationship to advice, training, and intelligence cooperation, and the absence of combat forces by the end of this year. national security, and the fight against terrorism. The attendees welcomed the dedication of cooperation at the (political, economic, cultural, health, educational) and other levels between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America, in a way that guarantees strong and fruitful relations between the two friendly countries, and in a manner that serves the interests of Iraq.
On the basis of this, the participants commended the efforts of the government and the Iraqi negotiating delegation at all levels in achieving this agreement, stressing their keenness to adhere to its outputs, and to ensure its implementation according to the contexts and timelines contained in it. In another context, the attendees discussed the current preparations for the elections and affirmed their commitment to the timelines set for the electoral process on October 10, 2021, and their commitment to the standards and controls that were approved for the success of the electoral process. The attendees called on the government to provide all requirements of electoral security, and all support to the Independent High Electoral Commission; To ensure the success of the electoral process and to ensure its integrity. In this regard, the conferees called on the political forces that announced during the past period not to participate in the electoral process for any reason, to return from this decision, and to start a frank dialogue; To fortify the electoral process, and fortify democracy in the country. The attendees emphasized that the participation of all political parties in the electoral process represents a sound national choice, and achieves the desired goals to serve our people and achieve their legitimate aspirations. Prime Minister’s Media Office
Baghdad – Mawazine News , Minister of Finance Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi confirmed, on Sunday, that the ministry is adopting a set of plans and programs to stimulate the national economy. And the Ministry of Finance said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “Allawi received the British ambassador to Iraq, Mark Bryson and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, including economic and financial.” Allawi explained that the Ministry of Finance adopts a set of plans and programs that stimulate the national economy and is moving at a steady pace towards achieving comprehensive development for the current economic reality, and that the ministry has worked to achieve positive economic indicators in light of the financial crisis and the consequences of the Corona pandemic and its repercussions on the entire global economy. For his part, Bryson expressed his admiration for the positive performance of the Iraqi economy and the efforts of the Ministry of Finance to support and provide real growth opportunities with the aim of reviving the future of the Iraqi economy and providing all forms of UK support in the context of strengthening the partnership between the two sides.
Najaf – Mawazine News The office of the Supreme Reference, Sayyed Ali al-Sistani, announced, on Sunday, setting the date for sighting the crescent of the month of Muharram. The office stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that the crescent of the month of Muharram is expected to be seen on the evening of Thursday, August 9, and Friday, August 10, the first day of the sacred month. Ended 29/R7
Shafaq News/ The State of Law coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki called on Sunday to replace the head of the United Nations mission in Iraq, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, after she talked about postponing the parliamentary elections scheduled for next October.
The deputy of the coalition, Khalaf Abdul Samad, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, that the elections will take place on time, pointing out that the withdrawals that took place are a respectable opinion and no foreign person is allowed to interfere in the issue of the elections.
A group of political forces, most notably the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, had recently announced their boycott of the elections, attributing the reason to the unstable situation in the country, but the Independent High Electoral Commission considered these boycotts to have no legal value after closing the door of withdrawal.
Abdel-Samad considered what he called “Blaschart’s intervention in violation of Iraqi sovereignty, and at the same time demanded that it be replaced by another person, and that the Iraqi government prevent its interventions because it stirs up sedition in Iraq.”
On Thursday, Al-Maliki criticized Plasschaert for her talk about postponing the legislative elections scheduled for next October in the country.
Baghdad / Obelisk: The World Gold Council announced, on Sunday, August 1, 2021, that Iraq sold 100 kilos of gold, dropping one rank among the world’s gold reserves, indicating that Japan bought the largest amount of gold during the first quarter of this year.
The council said in its latest schedule for the month of August of 2021 that Iraq sold 100 kilos of gold to become its possession of 96.3 tons, after it was 96.4 tons, which represents 9.1% of the rest of its other reserves.
He added that Iraq had not bought gold since September of 2020, when it bought a small amount of 0.1 tons, while it bought 6.5 tons in September 2018.
He explained that Iraq fell one rank to become 39th globally out of 100 countries listed in the table with the largest gold reserves in the world, noting that Brazil managed to purchase 41 tons during the past month, to raise its rank from 42 to 32 globally.
He pointed out that the largest increases for the first quarter of this year 2021 for the purchase of the yellow metal came from Japan, which bought 80.76 tons of gold, followed by Hungary, which bought 62.98 tons, and Uzbekistan third, which bought 23.33 tons, then India came fourth, which bought 18.67 tons, and Kazakhstan came fifth, which bought It bought 7.99 tons, noting that the best selling countries for gold in the first quarter of this year was Turkey, with 31.60 tons, followed by the Philippines, with 24.73 tons, then the UAE, with 3.43 tons, followed by Russia with 3.11 tons, and finally Jordan came with 3.05 tons.
He pointed out that the United States of America still ranks first in the world’s largest gold reserves with 8,133 thousand tons, followed by Germany with 3,359 thousand tons, while Yemen was at the bottom with 1.6 tons, preceded by Haiti with 1.8 tons.
It is noteworthy that the World Gold Council, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience and deep knowledge of the factors that cause market change, and its members consist of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world.