Al-Kazemi calls on everyone to unite in order to face challenges and move forward with reform

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2021/08/24 19:51

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Baghdad / Obelisk: On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Council of Ministers held a regular session headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, during which it took several decisions.

Al-Kazemi’s office said in a statement, received by “The Obelisk”, that the latter “presided today, the thirty-second regular session of the Council of Ministers, during which the developments of the situation in the country were discussed, topics on the agenda were discussed, and a package of decisions related to the oil and electricity sectors was issued.”

The Prime Minister presented a summary of the results of his recent visit to the State of Kuwait, which was crowned with success, in which many issues related to the development of relations and the development of the level of joint cooperation between the two countries were discussed, as well as a number of outstanding issues between the two sides, which were agreed upon Processed by multiple means.

Al-Kazemi stressed, “The country faces several challenges, and therefore everyone must join hands and move on the path of reform, as it is the only way to advance the country’s reality, and alleviate the suffering of citizens,” referring to the Baghdad Conference, which will be the culmination of Iraq’s diplomatic efforts, and an affirmation of the government’s keenness to develop Iraq’s foreign relations, which have reached a distinguished level, and the Iraqi government has been accepted at the international level.

And he indicated, “The government has completed all the special requirements for holding the upcoming elections, and providing the means available for their success, stressing the government’s determination to hold the elections on their scheduled date on the tenth of next October.”

Al-Kazemi stressed the importance of laying the foundation for the establishment of the Generations Fund, which aims to secure the future of future generations, and the government can adopt it within the economic reform policy that it has embarked on; As a way to advance the Iraqi economy to serve the country’s present and future.

The session witnessed a review of the epidemiological report of the Corona pandemic, developments in the work of the committee to strengthen government measures in the areas of prevention and health awareness control, to limit the spread of the virus, and the great efforts made by the Ministry of Health, in facing the pandemic, and securing medical services for the injured, as well as its efforts in providing vaccines, urging Citizens to take the vaccine through vaccination outlets.

After discussing the topics on the agenda, the Council of Ministers issued a package of decisions:

The Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy (109 of 2021) on the issue of restructuring the participation of ( BP ) and (Petrogaina) in the service contract for the Rumaila field / Basra Oil Company, as follows:

1. Exception from the provisions of Article (2) of the Foreign Companies Branches Regulations (2 of 2017); In order for the new company (Basra Energy Limited), to start the procedures for opening a branch in Iraq after the date of signing the assignment agreement.

2. Exception of this case only from the provisions of Article (28) of the service contract for the Rumaila field; The fact that the restructuring of Rumaila is not fully consistent with the provisions of the aforementioned article, as the new company and its founders ( BP and Petrogina) will be for administrative purposes.

The council hosted the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity, who gave an explanation of the situation of electrical energy in the country, which recently witnessed an increase in production, which was reflected in the number of hours of supplying citizens with electricity.

The Council of Ministers issued a number of decisions related to the electricity sector, as follows:

First: Preparing a draft law to amend the name of the Ministry of Electricity to be (Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy), and refer it to the House of Representatives.

Second: Approval of the recommendations of the consultative meeting regarding the implementation of the Ministerial Council of Energy’s decision (59 of 2020), on the projects of the Ministry of Electricity, and the plan to address bottlenecks, contained in the letter of the Ministry of Electricity No. (34341) dated (August 9, 2021), taking into consideration The opinion of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers stated in the memorandum of the Legal Department No. (M.D./Q./2/1/8/351 L.Q.) dated (August 18, 2021).


1. Approval of the establishment of a public company in the name of (the General Company for the Distribution of Middle Euphrates Electricity), with a capital of (1443392194689) dinars, only one trillion four hundred and forty-three billion, three hundred and ninety-two million, one hundred and ninety-four thousand six hundred and eighty-nine dinars.

2. The Ministry of Electricity shall take the measures specified in Article (4) of the amended Public Companies Law No. (22 of 1997).

Fourth: Approval of the memorandum of principles of cooperation with the American company ( GE ), set out in the letter of the Ministry of Electricity No. (34028) dated (August 8, 2021), according to the following two axes:

The first axis: the completion of the second phase of the fifth multi-annual maintenance program ( PUP5 ).



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