Al-Kazemi presents proposals to Kuwait, including the establishment of a joint industrial and commercial zone between the two countries

political| 08:35 – 22/08/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

On Sunday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi met with the Chairman of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Jassim Al-Saqr and a large group of business and industry men during his official visit to Kuwait, which he started today.

A statement by the Prime Minister’s office, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, stated that Al-Kazemi said during the meeting that Iraq is seriously seeking to facilitate inter-trade procedures with Kuwait, and raise the volume of trade exchange, which is still below the level of ambition. We urge the Kuwaiti public and private sectors to invest in Iraq, as our country has promising investment opportunities.

During his meeting, Al-Kazemi said, “There are fertile lands and abundant water in Iraq, which give Kuwaiti investors an opportunity in the agricultural field, whether for government or private companies, in order to achieve food security and integration between Iraq and Kuwait. The Iraqi government worked to facilitate investment procedures and protect the rights of investors. And providing all forms of support for the success of their business, and facilitating granting entry visas to Kuwaiti businessmen, and Iraq had previously signed an agreement to avoid double taxation with Kuwait in 2019.” 

The statement added that, during the meeting, Al-Kazemi suggested holding a conference or mutual workshops in Iraq and Kuwait, to review investment opportunities in Iraq in all sectors. In order to enhance cooperation, we look forward to providing facilities in granting entry visas to Iraqi businessmen, to establish partnerships in the economic field with their Kuwaiti counterparts.

The statement concluded, that Al-Kazemi indicated in the meeting that Iraq aspires to establish a joint industrial and commercial zone with Kuwait; To develop economic partnership in this field. The Iraqi-Kuwaiti cooperation in the fields of oil and energy is of great interest to us, and we look forward to developing these relations by encouraging the Kuwaiti side to expedite the implementation of the related Gulf electrical interconnection works. Ended 29/R77

Al-Rafidain begins distributing employee salaries

Economie| 08:18 – 22/08/2021



Baghdad – Mawazine News

On Sunday, Al-Rafidain Bank announced that it had started distributing the salaries of a number of ministries and state institutions through electronic payment tools.

The media office of the bank said, in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that the salaries of employees of some ministries and state institutions were distributed among those whose salaries were localized with the bank and from holders of the electronic MasterCard card.

He pointed out that the bank continues to pay salaries according to specific contexts and dates. Ended 29/R77

The Sadrist movement considers the October elections “unconstitutional”: Let’s wait until after the Baghdad summit

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Shafaq News/ A deputy from the Sairoon Alliance, representing the Sadrist movement, said on Sunday that the upcoming parliamentary elections “will not produce convincing and reassuring results” for the Iraqi people for multiple reasons and interventions, while indicating that the political process is still traditional and under the threat of “constitutional violations”.

MP Riyadh Al-Masoudi told Shafaq News Agency, “The aim of holding the early elections was to produce fair results and reassuring outcomes for the Iraqi people, and to bridge the rift between the people and the political process,” noting that “the selection of the June 6 date was unsuccessful and unconstitutional, in addition to the tenth date. From November it was also outside the constitutional scope adopted in the country.

The representative of the Sadrist movement, whose leader Muqtada al-Sadr recently announced his withdrawal from the upcoming elections, considered that “the November elections will not take place under normal conditions, which is the reason for the withdrawal of influential political forces from the elections.”

Al-Masoudi warned of the “constitutional mechanisms for holding elections within Article 56 that determines the age of the House of Representatives and Article 64 on dissolving the House of Representatives itself at the request of two-thirds of Parliament or the request of the Prime Minister and the approval of the President of the Republic, which confirms that the procedures for setting the date of early elections are unconstitutional and not based on the aforementioned article. “.

He continued, “The elections are still subject to regional interference,” noting that “some forces are communicating with regional countries, which indicates that the elections are not an internal Iraqi affair, but rather international and regional extensions in the Iraqi issue.”

Al-Masoudi considered, “The political process is still traditional, and it is still the same discourse, with the same quotas and parties, in addition to transgressing and violating Article 76 of the Iraqi constitution, which stipulates that the Prime Minister form the government, but what happens after each election is the selection of parties for the government cabinet and presenting it to the Prime Minister. Ministers”.

The representative of Saeroon linked the elections to the Security and Partnership Conference that will be held in Iraq with the participation of neighboring countries and other major and regional countries,” noting that “the features of the next political stage will be clear after this conference for all political forces.”

Al-Masoudi pointed out that “the elections will be held under UN supervision, and after extending the Security Council’s stay in Iraq for a period of one year, and it will become clear to all the features of the elections and their course in terms of the number of participants and the percentage of representation, and all these headlines will chart the future of the political process,” noting at the same time that “the elections, balance and acceptability.” Regional and international are part of the political process and the ingredients for its success.

The parliamentary elections scheduled for the tenth of October face political obstacles and objections that call for postponing them, secretly or publicly, due to the lack of the appropriate political, security and logistical grounds.

Iraqi political forces are afraid of running for elections due to the lack of equal opportunities for electoral competition and the control of powerful political forces and parties over the state’s resources, capabilities, and addresses for electoral promotion and the exclusion of other opponents.

Revealing the outcome of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti talks

political| 05:24 – 08/22/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Kuwaiti Emiri Diwan revealed, on Sunday, the results of the round of talks between the Iraqi and Kuwaiti delegations.
A statement by the Diwan, carried by the Kuwait News Agency, stated that “Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister, held today, at Bayan Palace, a session of official talks with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kazemi.”
The statement added, “The session of talks, in a friendly atmosphere, during which they reviewed the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them in various fields to serve the interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples. The two sides also discussed the latest developments and regional, Arab and international issues of common interest and the two countries’ positions towards them.”
He continued by saying: “The talks were attended on the Kuwaiti side by Minister of Oil and Minister of Higher Education Muhammad Abdul Latif Al-Faris, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Rana Abdullah Al-Faris, Minister of Interior and head of the accompanying delegation of honor Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic Affairs and Investment Khalifa Musaed Hamada, Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdullah Issa Al-Salman, Chief of the Diwan of His Highness the Prime Minister Abdulaziz Dakhil Al-Dakhil, Chief of General Staff of the Army Lieutenant-General Sheikh Khaled Saleh Al-Sabah, and senior state officials, attended by the Iraqi delegation accompanying the President Council of Ministers of the Republic of Iraq.
The Prime Minister, Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, hosted an official lunch in honor of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kazemi and his accompanying delegation.

Al-Kazemi from Kuwait: We are proceeding with the elections as scheduled

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Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed, on Sunday, that Iraq will proceed with holding the elections on the scheduled date in next October.

This came during his meeting with Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, as part of his official visit to the State of Kuwait, which he arrived early this morning.

Al-Kazemi expressed, according to a statement by his office, received by Shafaq News Agency, that “Iraq, the government and people, aspire to strengthen bilateral relations with the State of Kuwait in various fields and fields,” explaining that “Iraq and Kuwait, by transcending the effects of the past and looking to the future, will be able to accomplish a lot at the national levels.” and regional, and the positive impact in the region.

The Prime Minister stressed “to take advantage of the possibilities offered by geographical contiguity, the interdependence of strategic and economic interests between the two countries, and the social bonds between the two brotherly peoples, especially in light of the delicate circumstances that our region is going through.”

During his speech, Al-Kazemi confirmed, “Iraq is continuing to hold the elections on their date next October, and the government has been able to complete the legal requirements and finalize the election law, in response to the will of the Iraqis, and in order for the election results to be the true expression of their will.”

For his part, Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said, “Iraq’s interest and strength are in Kuwait’s interest, which will be an important factor for Iraq’s stability, and that any danger to Iraq will be a danger to Kuwait at the same time. He also expressed the importance of mutual support between the two countries, especially in international forums.

Iraq’s oil exports to America rise to 30 thousand barrels per day

2021/08/22 10:01

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The US Energy Information Administration announced, on Sunday, August 22, 2021, that Iraqi oil exports to America increased by 30 thousand barrels per day during the past week.

The administration stated in a report that the average US imports of crude oil during the past week from nine countries amounted to 5.423 million barrels per day, down by 100,000 barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 5.423 million barrels. 

She added that America imported crude oil from Iraq at a rate of 150 thousand barrels per day, an increase of 30 thousand barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 120 thousand barrels per day. 

She indicated that most of America’s oil revenues during the past week came from Canada, at a rate of 3.057 million barrels per day, followed by Mexico, whose imports amounted to an average of 629 thousand barrels per day, followed by Russia, whose imports amounted to an average of 500,000 barrels per day, then Saudi Arabia, with an amount of at a rate of 500,000 barrels per day. 363 thousand barrels per day.

According to the administration, the amount of US imports of crude oil from Nigeria reached an average of 214,000 barrels per day, followed by Ecuador, whose imports amounted to 197,000 barrels per day, followed by Colombia, at a rate of 143,000 barrels per day, and then Brazil, with an average of 70,000 barrels per day.

Statement of Al-Kazemi’s meeting with the Emir of Kuwait: There is a desire to develop the partnership between the two countries

politicsKuwaitIraq 2021-08-22 07:00A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf Al-Ahmad, received today, Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the accompanying delegation, on the occasion of his official visit to the country.

According to an official statement issued by Kuwait, during the meeting, bilateral relations linking the two countries and peoples were reviewed.

The statement indicated the common determination to enhance cooperation in various fields and at all levels and ways to develop bilateral trade between the two countries in light of the desire to develop bilateral partnership and play an effective role in the field of sustainable development and industrial and commercial investment.

According to the statement, the most prominent issues of common concern and the latest developments in the region were discussed.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi arrived this morning, Sunday, to the State of Kuwait, at the head of a high-ranking government delegation.

Al-Kazemi said in a statement before his departure, that the visit comes as part of the government’s efforts; To strengthen cooperation and bilateral relations with various countries, including the sisterly State of Kuwait.

He explained that the visit will discuss many economic, political, energy, investment and other files, and enhance them to serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples.

Minister of Finance of the Region: In cooperation with Baghdad, we can revitalize the economic sector in Kurdistan

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Shafaq News/ The Minister of Finance and Economy of Kurdistan Region, Awat Sheikh Janab announced on Sunday that Erbil and Baghdad can revitalize the economic sector in Kurdistan.

This came during his meeting with a commercial and financial delegation from Britain today, where the minister said, “The region has opened its doors for foreign investors to further develop Kurdistan.”

During the meeting, the British delegation pledged to work on facilitating the implementation of business in the region, and that it would provide what it could do to improve the commercial sector in Kurdistan.

Al-Kazemi asks Kuwait to participate at the “highest levels” in the Baghdad summit

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