Iraq discusses with the United Nations ways to move the Iraqi economy to automatio

Part of the meeting of Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ghada Wali
  
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Economy News – BaghdadForeign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed, on Saturday, with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Ghada Wali, the Iraqi government’s plans to move the Iraqi economy to modern automation to expose corruption and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement seen by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that “Minister Hussein met yesterday with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Wali, and the two sides discussed the latest regional and international developments, especially those related to the work of The office deals with cases of illegal immigration, human trafficking, prison conditions and programs for rehabilitation, combating drugs in terms of mitigating supply and demand, treating addiction phenomena, and treating addicts, especially in light of the changes taking place in the Middle East and their impact on immigration and drug files.  The ministry statement added that the meeting included “discussing the files of corruption and terrorism and the urgent need for a long-term plan related to the implementation of economic reforms that contribute to the transition of the Iraqi economy to modern automation to detect corruption and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.”They also discussed “the process of recovering Iraqi funds smuggled abroad and the government’s efforts in this context, as well as cooperation between Iraq and the STAR initiative to recover looted funds, and cooperation with the German company Siemens in combating corruption between the public and private sectors.”On the other hand, during the meeting, there was “talking about the implementation of the Container Control Program (CCP) and the possibility that it would allow for Iraq in the event of signing a memorandum of understanding within the framework of organizing the work of border crossings with the assistance of the United Nations, as well as assisting government agencies in obtaining drug detection devices.”The minister praised “the office’s work and activities in Iraq and offered to provide all possible assistance to facilitate the office’s work in implementing the programs designated for Iraq, and extended his invitation to Mrs. Wali to visit Baghdad at the earliest opportunity.”For her part, the UN representative thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the visit and invited him to “attend the conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, because of its positive impact on helping Iraq in combating corruption and recovering funds.”  

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The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament holds talks in the Kurdistan Region

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Shafaq News/ An official parliamentary source said that the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Abdel Moneim Al-Awdat, will visit the Kurdistan Region to hold talks with the Kurdistan Region’s parliament focusing on bilateral relations and cooperation between the two parties.

The official in charge of the political file of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region, Mahmoud Khoshnaw, told Shafaq News Agency, “The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Abdel Moneim Al-Awdat, and his accompanying delegation, consisting of 15 deputies, is scheduled to visit the Kurdistan Region tomorrow, Sunday, as part of his current visit to Iraq.”

He added that “the Presidency of the Parliament of the Region will receive him at Erbil International Airport, and then he will go to the Parliament of Kurdistan to hold a session with the Presidency of the Parliament and 5 parliamentary committees to discuss bilateral relations and parliamentary cooperation at the level of Kurdistan Region and Iraq.”

On Wednesday evening, the Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament arrived in Baghdad at the head of a parliamentary delegation on an official visit, during which he met his Iraqi counterpart Muhammad al-Halbousi and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi.

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An American institute talks about Al-Kazemi’s “three goals” from the Baghdad summit: zero enemies and containing Iran

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Shafaq News/ The American “Carnegie Institution for Studies” concluded; The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, has three main goals behind organizing the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership: first, the implementation of the “zero enemies” policy, secondly, “containing Iran”, and thirdly, enhancing his chances as a consensual candidate for prime minister after the October 2021 elections. 

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And after the report of the American Institute, which was translated by Shafak News Agency, indicated; That the goal of the unique gathering of heads of state and representatives of Iraq’s neighbors, in addition to showing support for Iraq in the face of political, security and economic challenges, is to acknowledge the efforts of the Al-Kazemi government in promoting regional dialogue. 

But for Al-Kazemi, the summit achieved three goals, according to “Carnegie”. 

First, the summit was the culmination of his efforts to reposition Iraq at the intersection of regional relations – or, as Al-Kazemi prefers to describe it, as a bridge between the countries of the region. 

And “Carnegie” indicated that Al-Kazemi, since he led the intelligence service, has developed a wide network of relations with Middle Eastern leaders and senior officials, and has achieved great success in playing the role of an honest broker facilitating dialogue, especially between Iran and its regional opponents.

The report explained; The policy of “zero enemies” was the approach that characterized Al-Kazemi’s handling of regional relations.

The institute considered that Al-Kazemi is not the first prime minister in Iraq to call for not aligning with any of the regional axes, but his reputation “as a moderate, pragmatic and non-sectarian person, less influenced by Iran than his predecessors, earned him greater credibility.” 

However, the regional policy implemented by Iraq was implemented in light of harsh realities, as it is a fragile state located between three regional rivals: Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. By proactively seeking to ease the differences between these forces, Al-Kazemi believes that Iraq can create for itself a more positive regional role than just being an arena for conflict for its neighbors.

American retreat

After referring to the decline of the American role and the progress of Iran and Turkey to fill the vacuum created, Carnegie made it clear that the summit was an embodiment of this American decline in the region and the need for a new institutional structure that reflects the relations of the emerging regional power, in which there are two seats at the table for Iran and Turkey. 

The institute pointed out that this could be the beginning of the search for a new framework of concepts regionally that overcomes the previous divisions defined by terms such as sectarianism (Sunnis versus Shiites), ideology (Islamists versus secularists), or geostrategic (pro-Western versus anti-Western). 

As for Al-Kazemi’s second goal, it is to contain Iran, according to “Carnegie”, who explained that given Iran’s influence through its network of locally allied forces and paramilitary forces that are unparalleled by any other regional power, Al-Kazemi is looking for a way to curb this influence, but rather from without provoking the enmity of Tehran. 

The institute explained that “such hostility will not only destabilize Al-Kazemi’s government, but may also dissipate any hopes he may have to remain in his position after the upcoming parliamentary elections on October 10.” 

Therefore, Al-Kazemi is trying to prove to the Iranians that it is his approach that will achieve real gains for Tehran and break its isolation, and not the approach of their ideological and sectarian allies, and that Iran, by accepting the presence of a leadership in Baghdad that is not ideologically aligned with its “revolutionary” anti-American approach, can provide it with an effective channel linking it to the world And thus obtaining regional recognition of its role and interests.

And “Carnegie” indicated that this is related to Al-Kazemi’s third goal of enhancing his chances of remaining in his position after the elections, adding that Al-Kazemi is not running in the elections as he presents himself as a neutral player and that his primary interest is to ensure that free and fair elections take place, which is “a strategy to preserve on his chances of being a consensual candidate for the post of prime minister.” 

He pointed out that “in the absence of a major internal achievement for Al-Kazemi that can be branded politically and make him irreplaceable, he seeks to draw attention to his successes in foreign policy,” noting also that the common wisdom in Iraq since 2005, that no one can He will be prime minister in Iraq, if the United States or Iran oppose his candidacy.

balance of power

And “Carnegie” concluded his report by saying that the appointment of the next prime minister will certainly be affected by the regional context and the balance of power, and that the Baghdad summit showed that Al-Kazemi aspires to reshape the balance by safely removing his government’s agenda from Tehran’s agenda, while also playing the role of facilitating Iran’s increasing integration into the regional system. nascent.

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Erdogan plans to conduct a private visit to Iraq

353 Policy  09/04/2021 20:32 
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The Turkish ambassador in Baghdad, Ali Reza Gonani, revealed, on Saturday, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to conduct a special visit to Iraq.
The media office of the National Security Adviser stated in a statement received (Baghdad Today) that “the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, received in his office today, the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad, Ali Reza Gonani,” noting that “during the meeting, the latest political and security developments in the region were discussed.” And strengthening joint cooperation between Baghdad and Ankara, and in all fields.
Al-Araji stressed, according to the statement, “the importance of the Turkish side understanding Iraq’s special situation with regard to the water file,” expressing “his hope that the current stage will witness more joint cooperation, in the interest of the two neighboring countries and peoples.”

For his part, the Turkish ambassador confirmed that “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to pay a special visit to Iraq,” noting that “the stability of Iraq is also the stability of the region.”

Iraq and the United Nations sign a framework for joint cooperation in a number of fields

political| 04:44 – 04/09/2021

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Iraq and the United Nations will sign, tomorrow morning, Sunday, a framework for joint cooperation between the two sides.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Planning, Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi, said, “The framework includes supporting the efforts of the Iraqi government, in a number of areas, including the return of the displaced, developing the private sector, empowering youth, and achieving social peace, within the framework of the five-year development plan and the government reform plan (white paper). “.
He added, “The aforementioned cooperation framework will be signed on the Iraqi side by Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najm, and on behalf of the United Nations, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq Irina Solerano, and the signing ceremonies will take place in the Ministry of Planning building.” Ended 29 / h

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Iraq and Saudi Arabia affirm the “development” of cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and controlling borders

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Shafaq News/ Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef Al Saud stressed the “development” of cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and controlling borders.

This came during Al-Kazemi’s reception of the Saudi minister in the capital, Baghdad, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency.

During the meeting, according to the statement, they “discussed security cooperation between Baghdad and Riyadh, and the importance of developing it, in various security fields, especially in the field of combating terrorism, controlling borders between the two countries, as well as exchanging security expertise, and everything that would contribute to achieving the security and stability of the two countries.” “.

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Iraq receives an invitation to attend an international anti-corruption conference

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09/04/2021 16:14

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed, on Saturday 4 September 2021, with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Ghada Wali, the Iraqi government’s plans to move the Iraqi economy to modern automation to expose corruption and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.  

In a statement received by Al-Masala, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Minister Hussein met with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Wali, and the two sides discussed the latest regional and international developments, especially those related to the office’s work in illegal immigration issues. Legitimacy, human trafficking, prison conditions, rehabilitation programs, combating drugs in terms of mitigating supply and demand, treating addiction phenomena, and treating addicts, especially in light of the changes taking place in the Middle East and their impact on immigration and drug issues.

The ministry statement added that the meeting included a discussion of corruption and terrorism files and the urgent need for a long-term plan related to the implementation of economic reforms that contribute to the transition of the Iraqi economy to modern automation to detect corruption and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.

They also discussed the process of recovering smuggled Iraqi funds abroad and government efforts in this regard, as well as cooperation between Iraq and the STAR initiative to recover looted funds, and cooperation with the German company Siemens in combating corruption between the public and private sectors.

On the other hand, during the meeting, there was talk about the implementation of the Container Control Program (CCP) and the possibility that it would allow for Iraq in the event of signing a memorandum of understanding within the framework of organizing the work of border crossings with the help of the United Nations, as well as assisting government agencies in obtaining drug detection devices.

Hussein commended the office’s work and activities in Iraq, and offered to provide all possible assistance to facilitate the office’s work in implementing the programs allocated to Iraq. He also extended his invitation to the Wali to visit Baghdad as soon as possible.

For her part, the UN representative thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the visit and invited him to attend the conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, because of its positive impact on helping Iraq to combat corruption and recover funds.

On the other hand, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, on Saturday, affirmed Iraq’s position in support of diplomatic efforts to find solutions and return to the negotiating table between the states parties to the nuclear agreement.

In a statement received by Al-Masala, the Foreign Ministry said that Hussein met the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, where they discussed and exchanged views on national issues related to the agency’s work within the framework of the legitimate right of countries to obtain On nuclear technology for peaceful purposes in all fields that serve its development programs, support its economies and diversify its energy sources, provided that it is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in addition to continuing constructive cooperation between Iraq and the Agency on current issues and opening new horizons for future cooperation.

The latest developments in regional issues of international concern, including the joint comprehensive action plan, were also discussed, in light of international efforts to revive the nuclear agreement, while emphasizing Iraq’s position in support of diplomatic efforts to find solutions and return to the negotiating table between the states parties to the agreement, because of its repercussions Positive for the international community in general and the Middle East in particular.

Iraq and Total sign a contract worth 27 billion dollars for 4 projects

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The French company Total has contracted with the Iraqi government four projects costing $27 billion. These projects include the areas of infrastructure for gas transmission, securing electric power and raising the level of electricity production.

The agreement will be signed between the two parties in a ceremony to be held at three o’clock in the afternoon tomorrow, Sunday (September 5, 2021) at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, in the presence of officials from the Iraqi government and the French company Total.

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil had indicated earlier that the French company Total had implemented a set of projects, indicating that the projects included the construction of the infrastructure for processing gas associated with oil production in two phases, and that the project would produce 600 cubic feet per day of associated gas, in addition to two projects to develop (Al-Artawi) oil field and extending the field’s wells with the waters of the Shatt Al-Arab.

The contract to be signed with Total includes the construction of a project to produce electricity from solar energy, with a production capacity of 1,000 megawatts.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Oil, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar confirmed reaching an agreement with the French company Total on projects that would enhance the infrastructure of the energy sector in Iraq.

Abdul Jabbar indicated, according to the statement, that the project includes collecting and filtering gas in the Basra gas fields, and that Total will install gas isolation devices in those fields, and establish the infrastructure for the treatment of separated gas in the Al-Artawi field, and that Iraq will enjoy the end of this investment process with one of the most important energy projects.

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OPEC sets Iraq’s oil production at 44,000 for next month

Economie| 10:25 – 04/09/2021

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, OPEC has set the share of Iraq’s oil production at 44,000 during the month of October.
The organization stated, “The production quota for Iraq for the month of October was set at 4.149 million barrels per day, an increase of 44,000 barrels per day from September and an increase of 88 thousand barrels per day from last August.”
And she added, “The production of both Saudi Arabia and Russia was set at just over 9.8 million barrels per day, during the month of October, an increase of about 100,000 barrels per day from the current month of September, and the UAE’s production share increased by 30 thousand barrels per day, to record 2.825 million.” barrels per day for the next month.
She noted that “the share of OPEC from the planned increase of 400,000 barrels per day in October will reach 254 thousand barrels, while the share of countries allied with OPEC will reach 146,000 barrels per day.”
And OPEC + agreed, during its meeting last week, to increase its oil production by 400,000 barrels per day. Ended 29/A43

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Tragedy strikes Hadi Al-Amiri’s family..A fire kills two members of his family

local| 12:27 – 04/09/2021

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Informed sources reported, on Saturday, that a fire led to the death of two of the nephews of the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri.
The sources told Mawazine News, a copy of it, that “a fire broke out inside the apartment of Hafez al-Amiri, brother of the leader of the Al-Fateh Alliance Hadi al-Amiri, in the Jadriya area in central Baghdad.”
She added, “The apartment is inhabited by the Al-Amiri family, which consists of six people,” noting that “the civil defense teams were able to rescue the father, mother and two girls, but two of the boys died.”
And the sources added, “The two girls are in critical condition, and both are currently under pulmonary resuscitation in the hospital.” Ended 29/A43

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