Baghdad / Obelisk: Adviser to the Prime Minister, Alaa Abdul-Hussein, identified, on Monday, August 2, 2021 , three goals for implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms of the economic reform plan that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced the start of its implementation.
In a statement received by the obelisk, Abdul-Hussein said: The official announcement of the start of the actual implementation of the administrative and organizational mechanisms of the economic reform plan represents the starting signal for all ministries, departments and the main implementing agencies for the projects mentioned in the implementation white paper.
Abdul-Hussein added that the organizational preparations to start implementation were completed by defining the reform program, and the program set by the current government will not only concern its work as much as it relates to the work of the state and its economy.
He revealed the economic program aimed at 3 points: achieving economic reform, correcting structural imbalances in the Iraqi economy, and reducing dependence on oil revenues by making the economy able to create jobs and sustainable development that will be positively reflected on the Iraqis.
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi had started implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms for the economic reform plan, while presiding over the meeting of the Supreme Committee for Reform.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Media Office conveyed the government’s ambition to restore the country’s economy to its strength after the situation had reached very low levels as a result of rampant corruption.
The statement added that the reform plan will provide a solution to the chronic economic management crisis, which is represented by complete dependence on oil, and the failure to diversify sources of income, pointing to the insistence on restoring Iraq’s economic prestige.
A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, headed by the President of the Region, Nechirvan Barzani, is visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the elected Iranian president.
And the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, Questan Muhammad, announced that a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region, headed by Barzani, will visit the Islamic Republic of Iran and participate in the ceremony of Ibrahim Raisi assuming the duties of his position as the new president of Iran. Muhammad, who is a member of the delegation, added that the delegation consists in addition to “the Minister of Culture and Youth Muhammad Hama Saeed, and the head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Sefin Dizayi, representatives of the political parties that make up the ninth government cabinet of the Kurdistan Region.”
Baghdad / Obelisk: Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi and King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan stressed, on Monday, August 2, 2021, the need to activate economic cooperation between Baghdad and Amman.
Al-Halbousi’s office said in a statement, which was received by Al-Masala, that he met the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein at Basman Palace in the Jordanian capital, Amman, where they reviewed the strong relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to develop them in all fields, emphasizing the activation of economic cooperation and its outcomes. Triple top.
Al-Halbousi affirmed the legislative authority’s support for the tripartite Iraqi-Jordanian-Egyptian cooperation to serve the common interests.
The Jordanian king indicated Jordan’s full support for the brotherly Iraq and its dear people in preserving its unity, enhancing its security and stability, and supporting Iraq’s efforts to consolidate democracy and hold the upcoming early parliamentary elections.
Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired the meeting of the Supreme Committee for Reform in Iraq.
Al-Kazemi said, according to a statement by his office, “Since we launched the reform white paper to address the rampant corruption in the country and we have been working to create an appropriate atmosphere for its application, and our meeting today is to announce the start of implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms for the economic reform plan within the white paper.”
He added, “We strongly aspire to restore the country’s economy to its strength after the situation reached very low levels as a result of rampant corruption. This plan would rebuild the Iraqi economy in a sound manner that would achieve sustainable development for the country.”
And Al-Kazemi continued during the meeting, “The reform plan will provide a solution to the chronic economic management crisis, which is represented by complete dependence on oil, and the lack of diversification of income sources. A comprehensive reform until it is completed within 5 years.
And he indicated that “the damage to the Iraqi economy is very great, and for this reason it is impossible to implement the reform plan in a short time, and whoever promises to do so is delusional. Our goal is to advance the Iraqi state, not the current government. Governments go and the state remains, and for this we want with all our insistence.” To restore Iraq’s economic prestige.”
Al-Kazemi said, “Since we took over the administration of the executive authority of Iraq, we have been working hard to implement reforms in order to get out with the least losses for all of us. The future of our children is more important than anything, they are the builders of Iraq, and they are the ones who will lead it, so let us leave our interests and think about our children.”
In October 2020, Al-Kazemi launched what is known as the “white paper”, which extends over 100 pages, which is a “project for a solution to the chronic economic management crisis, complete dependence on oil and the lack of diversification of sources of income.”
Baghdad – Mawazine News , the US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Tueller, announced, on Monday, that Iraq and the United States have agreed on a strong joint relationship, during the strategic dialogue between the two countries. US Ambassador Matthew Tueller said, during a round table attended by “Mawazine News” correspondent, that “the strategic dialogue between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the US President paves the way for a long partnership between Iraq and America,” noting that “the relationship between the two countries is based on common interests.” He added, “Iraq is a great country with a long history, and its stability contributes to the stability of the Middle East,” noting that “corruption and external and internal interference will lead to the weakness of the Iraqi state.” He explained, “The meeting between the two parties contributes to building a stable Iraqi state,” noting that “the strategic dialogue meetings resulted in the initiative of the United States and its assistance to Iraq, within an important partner in the international coalition to build the capabilities of the Iraqi forces, in addition to the announcement of the allocation of 155 million dollars for aid. Humanity, as well as 500,000 doses of the Corona vaccine. And he indicated, “Iraq and the United States signed the strategic framework agreement between the two countries in 2008, but the challenges faced by the two countries were necessary to reformulate the agreement,” stressing “the possibility of cooperation in the fields of education, culture and many different fields.” And the US ambassador added, “One of the topics discussed in the political dialogue is the United States’ assertion that those who commit acts of murder and assassination against activists will be held accountable.” He pointed out that “the American forces are leading the international coalition at the request of the Iraqi government to fight terrorism,” noting that “the strategic dialogue included continuous discussions in this regard, and it was transferred to a working committee in order to determine the need for the American forces and what they should provide to Iraq.” He pointed out, “The Iraqi side confirmed that there are tasks that require the cooperation of the international coalition, including training and combat advice, and the sharing of intelligence information, and the Iraqi forces are the only ones who carry out combat operations.” Tueller stressed, “The past two years have witnessed a great development for the Iraqi forces and they are able to fight ISIS,” adding that “the air force and F-16 aircraft, in addition to the ground forces, have increased the ability of the Iraqi forces to fight ISIS.” He stated, “The restructuring of our forces does not mean leaving all the forces, but rather changing their mission according to the timetable at the end of this year, and there will be American forces with the international coalition for advice and training,” noting that “discussions between the security leaders of the two parties to continue the assessment and the need for Iraq to combat ISIS and the role of the American side.” Knowing the threat and providing the assistance requested by the Iraqi side.” On the other hand, Tueller stressed, “the importance of holding the elections, and in response to the request of the Iraqi government, the United States contributed financial support to the UNAMI election monitoring mission in order to hold elections with high standards, and the American side confirmed its readiness for any assistance to Iraq.” And he expressed, “his happiness to participate in helping Iraq in the fields of health, education and culture, as well as providing support for managing the epidemic crisis, and there are a number of common aspects of energy, in addition to contributing to a number of projects to benefit from energy and associated gas and not to burn it.” He continued, “We are aware of the importance of the economy in Basra and the southern cities, and we have taken the decision to close the consulate in Basra based on cost and security, and there may be a change later, but at the present time it cannot be reopened.” He added, “We often hear from Iraqi officials that there are obstacles to the implementation of projects because of corruption,” stressing that “it is in the interest of the United States is the stability and strength of Iraq, especially since the country has great resources and is important in the world, because if they are exploited, they will bring prosperity to the Iraqi people, and from It is important for the government to take action in this regard.” Ended 29/R77
Shafak News / Two weeks and a few days after the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, decided to boycott the elections to be held on the tenth of October, until he returned to studying the possibility of reversing the boycott decision, which comes as a result of “unannounced” meetings urging al-Sadr to return from one side. And the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Washington and what was achieved on the other hand.
Close to the leader of the Sadrists, revealed on Monday, that there are meetings inside and outside the movement, pushing for the study of ways to return to strong and effective participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“The meeting that took place recently between the three presidencies and the political leaders came in order to gather the political process, which began to crumble little by little as a result of the withdrawal of some political forces from the electoral process,” a close associate of al-Sadr told Shafaq News Agency.
He added that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s recent visit to the United States of America, and the achievement he achieved on the issue of withdrawing US combat forces from Iraq, will have a positive impact on the future of Iraq.”
The source indicated, “This matter may push the Sadrist movement to reverse the decision to boycott the early parliamentary elections,” pointing out that there are meetings of the Sadrist movement to study the results of Al-Kazemi’s visit to Washington and the goals achieved, as well as the results of the meeting of the three presidencies and political leaders.
And he, who is close to al-Sadr, noted the imminent issuance of a final decision on the issue of continuing or reversing the boycott, adding, “The decision to boycott al-Sadr was not final and is reversible according to political developments.”
Political pressure continues on the Sadrist movement, in order for the current to return to the electoral process, according to the source, who confirmed the existence of “unannounced meetings for this purpose”, citing the reason for “these forces’ fear of the Sadrist popular base boycotting the electoral process, which may affect the percentage of citizens’ participation.” .
He concluded by saying, “There is a fear that the results of the Iraqi elections will not be adopted by international parties, due to the lack of participation rates, and the Sadrist base, according to studies, makes up more than 25% of the voting process.”