An industrial delegation visits Baghdad and discusses the requirements for reconstruction in Iraq

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021. 12:00 AM

Islam Al-Omari

The official in charge of the export file for Iraq and the representative of the leather and textile industries sector in the Jordan Chamber of Industry, Ihab Al-Qadri, stressed the importance of the Jordanian private sector benefiting from the investment opportunities available in brotherly Iraq.

Al-Qadri said that he participated in a mission of Jordanian industrial businessmen to Baghdad to discuss the requirements for reconstruction in Iraq, as the mission included 13 Jordanian companies, noting that the visit was fruitful and will have positive dimensions in the near future.

He pointed out that the mission met with the Contractors Union in Baghdad, the President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the President of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce, and the Director of Exhibitions and Commercial Services in the Fairgrounds.

In this regard, Al-Qadri revealed preparations for the establishment of an exhibition of Jordanian industries in Baghdad during the period from 11 to 20 December 2021.

On the same level, he called on the private sector to increase cooperation with each other and expedite the search for available opportunities, stressing that the increase in the volume of national exports to Iraq will reflect positively on the national economy.

He called the Jordanian banking sector to increase cooperation with Iraqi banks, especially in light of the presence of branches of Jordanian banks in Iraq, which would enable Jordanian companies to obtain credit facilities that may be better and easier.


Jordan grants facilities to Iraqi investors wishing to enter the market

Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 07:05 PM



The head of the Iraqi and Arab Contractors Federation, Ali Fakher Al-Sanafi, valued the direction of the Jordanian government, represented by the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, to set up a new mechanism that includes granting facilities to Iraqi investors and businessmen in order to enhance and increase the volume of trade and investment exchange between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq.

Al-Sanafi indicated in a statement on Wednesday that the Iraqi Contractors Union received an official letter from the Jordanian ambassador to Baghdad, Muntaser Al-Zoubi, in which he informed them of the intention of the Ministry of Interior to list the names of Iraqi investors and businessmen wishing to visit Jordan in preparation for granting them the necessary entry visas and for several trips, with the aim of improving trade and economic relations between the two countries. And granting facilities to Iraqi businessmen wishing to enter the Jordanian market.

Al-Sanafi expressed his pride in the participatory efforts between the two brotherly countries, which are now reflected in practical steps on the ground as a true translation of the outcomes of the tripartite summit hosted by the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, thanks to the directives of the leadership of the two brotherly countries.

Al-Sanafi thanked all Jordanian and Iraqi officials seeking to solve challenges and confront them in order to strengthen and invest in joint brotherly relations between Iraq and Jordan. To reach this mechanism, which will be the title of a new breakthrough towards a broad space of constructive cooperation and raising the pace of joint coordination and trade exchange between the two countries.

He pointed out that the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Contractors Union has begun preparing a list of union members from representatives of Iraqi companies, contractors and businessmen who wish to obtain entry visas to complete and issue them according to the official channels of the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad during the next few days.

Al-Kazemi talks to Plasschaert about “efforts to secure effective popular participation in the elections”

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Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met on Wednesday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.

During the meeting, they discussed Iraq’s latest preparations for the electoral process, and the latest preparations that would make the parliamentary elections scheduled for next October 10 a success, according to a statement by Al-Kazemi’s office.

Al-Kazemi stressed that the government’s continuous and tireless efforts are aimed at ensuring success, and ensuring effective popular participation in the elections; To ensure that its results are the true expression of the free will of the Iraqi people.

During the meeting, emphasis was also placed on bilateral coordination between Iraq and the United Nations, and the flow of work of the international monitoring teams that will participate in enhancing the credibility of the elections.

Parliamentary movement to change the dollar exchange rate in the 2022 budget


A member of the Parliamentary Economy and Investment Committee, Nada Shaker Jawdat, revealed today, Tuesday, the existence of a parliamentary movement aimed at changing the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in the draft budget law for the year 2022.

Jawdat said, in a statement received by (Al-Oula News), that “the Iraqi government, until this moment, refuses to restore the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar, as it was before, especially after the disappearance of all justifications for raising this price, which greatly affected the lives of citizens from raising it. Food prices and others, and these justifications ended with the rise in oil prices and the presence of financial abundance to fill the remaining budget deficit.”

She added, “The Iraqi government’s insistence on its refusal to return the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar, as it was previously, prompted a new parliamentary movement, which will be effective in the coming days, for the purpose of which the exchange rate in the 2022 budget is different from the current budget.”

She stressed, “This matter is supported by the majority of deputies, and the new parliament will certainly have a position on this important economic file.”


The Global Coalition to Defeat (ISIS) provided additional military assistance to the Peshmerga, September 8, 2021. 



SULAIMANI — The Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State (ISIS) provided additional military assistance to the Peshmerga on Wednesday (September 8) as part of the Coalition’s continued commitment to boosting the capabilities of the Kurdistan Region’s military, including more than 150 vehicles provided by the US.

The new equipment includes armored Humvees, trucks, excavators, fuel tankers, water tankers, and rescue trucks, according to Peshmerga Deputy Chief of Staff Hoshmand Haider. 

“The aid provided to the Peshmerga will fill many needs, so the commanders should have the right instructions on how to use that aid and the equipment they receive,” Haider added.

“[The Coalition] remains committed to working with our Peshmerga partners and ensuring they have the necessary capability to sustain the military gains against [ISIS] and meet current and future threats,” Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Wayne Marotto said in a tweet.

The Coalition has provided substantial military aid to the Kurdistan Region as part of the fight against ISIS.

In addition to millions of dollars in equipment transfers, the US also provides a stipend to pay the salaries of Peshmerga in the brigades that fall under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs.

(NRT Digital Media)

The Iraqi president in a meeting that included Blackshart: The upcoming elections will have consequences for the whole region

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi President, Barham Salih, described, on Wednesday, the general elections scheduled for next October as “a pivotal one”, noting that its repercussions and effects will be on the whole region.

The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that President Barham Salih held a meeting today with the head and members of the Independent High Electoral Commission and the UN envoy, Jenin Plasschaert, which dealt with the latest developments in the election file.

The statement quoted Saleh as saying that the upcoming elections are pivotal, as they come after a popular movement and a broad national consensus to correct the tracks and achieve radical reforms, noting that the upcoming elections are a great Iraqi entitlement, and will have repercussions and effects on the whole region.

Saleh stressed that a code of conduct for the political forces will soon be presented to be a comprehensive framework for electoral behavior, based on respect for the constitution and legal regulations and the recognition that elections are the decisive factor, stressing the need to restore Iraqis’ confidence in the electoral process after the political and electoral process was questioned because of the violations that accompanied the electoral experiences. previous.

The Iraqi president pointed out the importance of ensuring broad participation to be a top priority, and the elections to be the true peaceful path to change and reform the situation, praising at the same time the efforts of the Electoral Commission to organize the elections, and the efforts of the international team and its cooperation with the Commission.

Saleh pointed out that the previous electoral experiences and the skepticism surrounding them increase the importance of the upcoming elections and the need to ensure their integrity and fairness and to guarantee the free will of Iraqis away from fraud and manipulation, stressing that political forces and social activities have a responsibility to encourage citizens to participate widely, and to ensure that these elections are different. The time for the voter to feel that his voice is preserved.

On the tenth of next October, Iraq is scheduled to witness general parliamentary elections that will lead to a new parliament and a new government, after massive protests swept most of the country’s cities in October 2019.

The international coalition provides the Peshmerga forces with new military equipment

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Shafaq News/ The international coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, led by the United States of America, conducted today, Wednesday, in Erbil Governorate, the capital of Kurdistan Region, a ceremony to hand over military equipment and machinery to the Peshmerga forces.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, Brigadier General Hoshmand Haider, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga, held a joint press conference with the coalition, in which he said: The equipment provided by the coalition consists of military vehicles such as Hummers and rescue vehicles, water and fuel tankers, bulldozers and small excavators.

The military spokesman described equipping the Peshmerga forces with this equipment as an “important step”, saying that such assistance would raise, develop and develop the military and combat capabilities of the Peshmerga.

Brigadier General Haider also called on the international coalition to continue providing support and logistical support to the Peshmerga.

In turn, Colonel Tad Boerse, Senior Adviser of the International Coalition in the Kurdistan Region, said: We and the Peshmerga forces have one goal, which is to defeat the enemy, and in the future we will continue to work together within this framework.

He added that the international coalition forces will continue to support the Peshmerga forces to eliminate ISIS, expressing his hope that these forces will benefit from the military assistance provided to them.

From Jabneh, the spokesperson for the international coalition forces in Iraq said in a statement, “The coalition remains committed to working with our Peshmerga partners and ensuring that they have the necessary capacity to sustain military gains against ISIS and confront current and future threats.” 

He noted that “the Peshmerga forces received today more than 150 vehicles through the American CTEF program, which is supervised by OIR.”

Iraqi politicians: The differences of Shiite forces may pave the way for Al-Kazemi for a second term

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Iraqi politician, Bahaa Al-Araji, said, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, that the differences between the Shiite forces within them are paving the way for the current Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, for a second term.

Al-Araji added in a televised interview, followed by “The Obelisk”, that political forces may support Al-Kazemi for a second term, adding that Al-Kazemi deserves to remain as prime minister.

In a related interview, for a second term for Al-Kazemi, Kurdish politician Mahmoud Othman said that the current Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, may continue for a second term with the support of political forces.

Al-Fateh Alliance puts forward Hadi Al-Amiri as a candidate for prime minister after the elections

09/08/2021 11:37

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The representative of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Naim Al-Aboudi, revealed, on Tuesday, September 8, 2021, two criteria on which to choose the next prime minister, stressing that Hadi Al-Amiri is at the top of his candidates for prime minister.

Al-Aboudi said, in a televised interview, followed by “The Obelisk” that the prime ministership depends on two criteria, the number of seats and the type of alliances, and we did not set a red line in front of any bloc. RT.

And he added: If we get the seats that qualify us in alliance with the political blocs, we will also participate and we will present our candidate in a clear and clear way.

Regarding the coalition candidates for prime minister, Al-Aboudi explained that Al-Fateh has many men, led by Hadi Al-Amiri, and this will be subject to discussions with other blocs in order to form the largest bloc.

Early parliamentary elections are scheduled for October 10, 2021, when the voting process will take place in 1,079 centers throughout Iraq and the Kurdistan region.

110 political parties and 22 electoral alliances will participate in the elections, and the Independent High Electoral Commission has invited 76 embassies and foreign organizations to monitor the upcoming electoral process.