The “Baghdad Summit” is a shift towards sustainable economic partnerships

Strengthening efforts with Iraq to deal with the challenges posed by climate change12:00 AM, Monday, 6 September, 2021

Ok With widespread enthusiasm and regional and international attendance, the activities of the Baghdad Summit for Cooperation and Partnership were held last week in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in which 9 countries from Iraq’s regional neighborhood participated, as well as the presence of Arab and international organizations. The summit comes at a very important time in the wake of the changes that have occurred in Iraq. The final statement of the participants reflects the importance of the topics discussed. In their final statement, the participants acknowledged that the region faces common challenges that require the countries of the region to deal with it on the basis of joint cooperation and mutual interests, in accordance with the principles of good neighborliness, non-interference in the internal affairs of countries and respect for national sovereignty.
The economic aspect took a wide space at the forefront of the summit agenda along with the political aspects and issues related to climate change and sustainable development. The participants appreciated the efforts of the Iraqi government in the context of achieving economic reform in a way that secures sending positive messages to encourage investment in various sectors for the benefit of all. It creates an appropriate economic environment and promotes the process of sustainable development and job creation, which is a good step towards strengthening joint cooperation and exchanging experiences between the countries of the region and international organizations interested in this field.
Perhaps addressing the issue of climate change within the agenda of the summit is an important factor, and the conferences’ agreement on the need to strengthen efforts with Iraq to deal with the challenges arising from climate change and global warming in accordance with the relevant international agreements represents an important qualitative shift towards the direction of solidarity and the approach of potential dangers to development that threaten our planet and our lives, and in this context, we can refer to the effects resulting from climate change in recent years in Iraq, such as extreme heat waves, desertification and water scarcity throughout Iraq. With the exception of the mountainous regions of the Kurdistan Region, the majority of other regions in the country are characterized by a dry or semi-arid nature in which precipitation does not exceed 150 mm annually.
The participation of the State of Qatar was widely welcomed, and the speech of H H the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in the conference was comprehensive, stimulating for collective action and supportive of partnership, especially in building fruitful economic partnerships and cooperation towards achieving sustainable development and facing the effects of climate change, as well as On calls to strengthen the bonds of ties between Arab and friendly countries participating in the conference.

«قمة بغداد» نقلة لشراكات اقتصاديّة مستدامة


On the regional and international rush to Erbil and Baghdad..Kurdistan government: We are waiting for its results

politicsKurdistanErbilBaghdaddiplomacyThe international community 2021-09-05 15:58A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Regional Government commented, on Sunday, on what the Iraqi arena as a whole and the region in particular are witnessing, from the visits of leaders and high-ranking officials to Erbil and Baghdad.

During the past two weeks, Baghdad and Erbil witnessed the visits of heads of countries and Arab and foreign political leaders, most notably the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to each of them, as well as the recent visit of Jordanian Parliament Speaker Abdel Moneim Al-Awdat, during which he met the three presidencies in Kurdistan, as well as the head of the Democratic Party Kurdistan’s Massoud Barzani.

Regarding this diplomatic movement, government spokesman Gutiar Adel told Shafaq News that “the international community plays a major role in issues of concern to the region and Iraq, and one of the most important of these issues is achieving stability and economic development.”

Adel added, “Iraq and the Kurdistan Region need international support in order to achieve these goals,” noting that “these visits also play an important role in consolidating relations with the countries of the region and the world, and must be comprehensive in all fields.”

He explained that “the recent visits to the Kurdistan Region are important and cooperation must be made within the framework of these relations with foreign countries to have an impact on the political, diplomatic, economic and development levels,” adding, “We are waiting for their results in the near future.”

Al-Kaabi: Iraq is on the verge of programs to develop economic sectors



Baghdad / Al-Mawrid News

, the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Hassan Al-Kaabi, confirmed today, Sunday, that Iraq is on the verge of programs to develop economic sectors, while indicating that the next government will be the strongest.
The media office of the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives said in a statement, “Al-Kaabi received, in his office, the Australian Ambassador in Baghdad, Paula Ganley, and during the meeting, they reviewed the preparations for the upcoming elections, the size of international supervision and diplomatic missions that will accompany the electoral process to ensure the smooth flow of the democratic process for the better,” stressing that “the government The next one will be the strongest.
Al-Kaabi said, according to the statement, “The House of Representatives and the government have paid great attention to the strategy of reducing dependence on oil imports as a major source of national income, and there are plans to develop other economic sectors such as agriculture, industry and tourism, and this requires more expertise that can be provided by countries that have made great strides in these areas.” Fields, including Australia, which has the potential to develop capabilities and training, not in economic sectors, but in multiple areas, including human rights, youth and women’s programs.”
The statement added, “Some files were also highlighted, including the file of the displaced, where Al-Kaabi stressed the need to close the camps for the displaced at the end of this year and work to return them to their areas after they were completely secured, calling for the need for coordination between diplomatic missions and the Ministry of Immigration, as they need support.” An international organization to implement its programs and end the files entrusted to it, explaining that the war that Iraq led against ISIS gangs represented a point for the cohesion of the international community, as the danger of ISIS did not fall on Iraq alone, but on all of humanity.

A senior European official will visit Baghdad tomorrow

political| 08:46 – 05/09/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed the visit of a high-ranking European official to the capital, Baghdad, on Monday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf said in a television interview, which was followed by “Mawazine News”, that “the Coordinator of Policy and Security in the European Union, Josep Borrell, will arrive in the capital, Baghdad, tomorrow, and he will meet with Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein.”
“There are several files that will be discussed during the visit, including economic files,” he added. Ended 29/R77

Iraq Signs The Updated Cooperation Framework For Sustainable Development With The United Nations To Support Prosperity And Development

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The Independent/- The United Nations and the Iraqi government signed the updated version of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development (2020-2024), which will guide the work of the United Nations system in Iraq.The signing ceremony of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development (UNSDCF) was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Planning, and was signed on behalf of the Iraqi government by Minister of Planning Khaled Batal Al-Najm, and on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iraq, Ms. Irenia Vuyashkova-Sulliorano.The United Nations Framework for Cooperation on Sustainable Development was developed in close cooperation with the Government, following a process of consultation with NGOs, the private sector, civil society and academia. The aforementioned framework will assist the government in accelerating development and social transformation across Iraq as outlined in the National Development Plan (2018-2022), Iraq Vision 2030, the United Nations socio-economic plan to confront the Corona pandemic, the national plan to address displacement in Iraq and the White Paper on Economic Reform .The previous framework has been updated to include the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for durable solutions to end displacement.During the signing ceremony, Ms. Voyashkova said: “The signing of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development has formalized the fruitful cooperation between the government and the United Nations country team in Iraq, and is a recognition of the efforts of the United Nations in supporting Iraq’s priorities and efforts in the field of development to ensure that no Leaving the most vulnerable people behind.”The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through the following five strategic priorities:Achieving social cohesion, social protection and social inclusion to build a just and inclusive society for all Iraqis.Developing the economy for the benefit of all Iraqis.Promote effective, inclusive, accountable and efficient institutions and services at all levels.Strengthening the management of natural resources and disaster risks, and the ability to meet the challenges of climate change, in order to achieve a better, safer and more sustainable future for all.Providing durable solutions that preserve dignity, ensure safety and voluntariness to the problem of displacement in Iraq.In all of their work, UN agencies will place more emphasis on respect for and inclusion of human rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, as well as on empowering marginalized and vulnerable populations, including displaced people and refugees. Such results will only be achieved through close partnership with the government and other important stakeholders.

العراق يوقع مع الأمم المتحدة إطار التعاون المُحدّث للتنمية المستدامة لدعم الازدهار والتنمية

Economy News publishes details of signing the agreement with France’s Total

Oil Ministry headquarters
Economy News – BaghdadToday, Sunday, under the patronage of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the signing ceremony with the initials took place on the umbrella of the agreement for optimal investment projects for associated gas and the development of oil fields, which includes three contracts between the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the French Total, and the fourth contract for the solar energy project between the Ministry of Electricity and the French Total. . The agreement aims to achieve optimal investment of Iraq’s wealth, including oil and gas reserves and water resources, and to secure a high degree of stability for electrical energy, as well as raising oil production capacity . The first project includes developing the Artawi oil field, with an available production of 85,000 barrels per day, to a peak production of 210,000 barrels per day, introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing job opportunities for Iraqi citizens . The second project includes the construction of an Artawi gas complex with a capacity of 600 million standard square feet (mSQF); For the purpose of investing gas burned from oil fields, which leads to reducing gas imports from neighboring countries, producing an amount of condensate estimated at 12000 barrels per day, and producing a quantity of LPG estimated at 3000 tons per day for the local market, as well as introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing Job opportunities for citizens . As for the third project, it includes the joint sea water supply, with the exception of part of the pipeline network with a capacity of 5 million barrels of water per day, the treatment plant with a design capacity of 7.5 million barrels of water per day, in addition to introducing modern technology, training Iraqi staff, and providing job opportunities . The fourth project includes the construction of an electric power plant that relies on solar energy, to produce electrical energy at a cost of less than 45% of the cost of energy production from current power stations, with a total production capacity of 1000 megawatts . It is noteworthy that the total value of the four projects amounts to 27 billion dollars, while the total return on profits during the term of the contract is 95 billion dollars, calculating the price of a barrel of 50 dollars.

The President of the Kurdistan Region thanks the support of the King of Jordan

Kurdistanjordanian kingNechirvan BarzaniAbdel Moneim Al-Awdat 2021-09-05 08:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Saturday, expressed his thanks and gratitude to Jordanian King Abdullah II for his support of the region, while the Speaker of the Parliament of Jordan referred to the role and status of Kurdistan in maintaining balance and stability in Iraq and the region.

The Presidency of the Region said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, received this afternoon, Abdul Moneim Al-Awdat, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and an accompanying delegation.

The statement added that in a meeting attended by the Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, the two Vice Presidents of the Kurdistan Region, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Jordanian ambassador to Iraq, they discussed the relations of the Kurdistan Region and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which the two sides described as historic, and ways to develop them.

The Jordanian delegation affirmed, according to the statement, “King Abdullah II and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s continued support for the Kurdistan Region,” expressing “appreciation and gratitude for the Kurdistan Region’s role in the war on terrorism and the defeat of ISIS.”

The delegation spoke with interest, according to the statement, “about the role and position of the Kurdistan Region in the field of maintaining balance and stability at the level of Iraq and the region.”

For his part, President Nechirvan Barzani renewed his expression of thanks and gratitude to the Kurdistan Region for the continued support of King Abdullah II and Jordan, whether in difficult periods in the past or at the present, pointing to the Kurdistan Region’s desire to strengthen all aspects of relations with the Kingdom of Jordan.

The statement pointed out that “the political and security conditions in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the development of areas of cooperation and partnership, the upcoming Iraqi elections, the threat of terrorism and confronting ISIS, the Covid-19 epidemic and its repercussions, employment and investment opportunities in the region, Erbil-Baghdad relations and dialogue for its solution and a host of other issues that enjoy With mutual interest, it formed another focus of the meeting.”

Iraq and a French company sign a deal to build energy projects worth 27 billion dollars

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Iraqi Oil Minister said, on Sunday, September 5, 2021, that the French oil giant Total will build four giant energy projects in the south of the country, worth $27 billion, under an agreement signed in Baghdad.

A Total official said during the signing ceremony that the company would start with an initial investment of $10 billion, noting that engineering work would start at the end of this year, according to Reuters.

Last March, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil announced the signing of an agreement of principles with the French company Total to implement 4 projects, including the construction and investment of complexes and units for the treatment and investment of associated gas, in two phases with a capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet, in addition to the Artawi oil field development project in the south of the country. .

The Paris-based Total Company is considered one of the six largest oil companies in Iraq, and it has investments in different parts of Iraq.

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Minister of Finance: Complete the proposed budget model for the coming year and study the mechanisms for its implementation

political| 04:23 – 05/09/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
Finance Minister Ali Allawi announced, on Sunday, that he has completed following up on the proposed federal budget model for the coming year and studying the mechanisms for its implementation.
And the ministry stated in a statement, which received / Mawazine News / a copy of, that “Allawi chaired the twenty-second session of the committee for preparing the federal general budget strategy for the medium term 2022-2024, in the presence of the head of the General Authority for Monitoring Federal Receipts Allocations, the Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Prime Minister’s advisors and the ministry’s advisors. And the general managers of the Ministry of Finance and the relevant ministries, during which they discussed the most important requirements of the items to be included in the 2022 budget submitted by the Undersecretary of the Ministry, and their costs were estimated in light of the applicable laws and legislation.
And she added: “The meeting completed the follow-up to the proposed federal budget model for the next year and the study of the mechanisms for its application in accordance with the current economic challenges and in line with the adoptions of the financial reform process related to the modernization and development of aspects of spending and public financial management, as it included the proposed budget model for the governorates (Basra, Wasit, Maysan, Karbala), as well as The meeting continued with the topic of defining and programming expenditure ceilings by the Ministry of Finance and discussing their extent, stressing the need to stabilize expenditure ceilings at safe levels to ensure optimal implementation of the budget’s paragraphs and items in a smooth and high accuracy, in addition to mobilizing financial resources and directing them towards achieving comprehensive economic development.

Al-Maliki and Plaschaert discuss the election file

Policy 2021-09-05 | 08:16

Al-Maliki and Plaschaert discuss the election file


Today, Sunday, the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, discussed with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert, the various political and security developments taking place in Iraq and the region, as well as the ongoing preparations for the upcoming elections.

Al-Maliki’s office said in a statement, received by Alsumaria News, that the latter “heard a detailed explanation by Plasschaert about its position and that of the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) regarding what was reported that the mission exerted pressure to postpone the elections, stressing its keenness to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and the independence of its national decision. “.

Al-Maliki stressed, “The inevitability and importance of the elections and the need for them to enjoy the necessary environment for holding the upcoming elections in a manner that guarantees their integrity and fairness in order to give their results credibility and confidence among Iraqis, and in a manner that consolidates their free will to elect their representatives away from pressure, fraud and manipulation, stressing the importance of the role of the UN and its efforts in supporting the process.” democracy and its maintenance.

He pointed out that “the last stage, during which Iraq witnessed polling operations, was not marred by manipulation or fraud, except for what happened in 2018, renewing the call for the government to provide electoral security and protect polling stations from fraudsters and fraudsters.”

In turn, Plasschaert renewed “the support of the International Organization for Iraq and the strengthening of the work of its institutions, and its continuation of providing advice and assistance to achieve for the Iraqis their aspirations and hopes in various fields.”