Shafaq News/ The International Conference for Recovering the Stolen Funds came out with 18 recommendations on Thursday at the conclusion of the two-day conference in the capital, Baghdad.
The recommendations were submitted to the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice, and a copy of it was deposited with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The Iraqi Ministry of Justice organized the conference in coordination with the League of Arab States, with the participation of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and a number of justice ministers and heads of Arab judicial bodies.
Shafak News publishes below the text of the recommendations:
Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received today, Thursday, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria, General Richard Bell.
A statement issued by the regional government stated that during the meeting, the latest developments in the war on terrorism were discussed, as well as the latest developments in the situation in Iraq and Syria.
The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria expressed his condolences and sympathy following the martyrdom of two Peshmerga employees in the explosion of explosive devices planted by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Naqba Valley of the Nahla district in Aqrah district. In the Kurdish areas outside the administration of the region.
In turn, the head of the regional government stressed the need to activate the security coordination centers between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army to confront the threat of terrorism and achieve stability in Iraq.
Shafaq News/ The Deputy Head of the Iraq Money Recovery Fund, Moataz Al-Abbasi, revealed on Thursday that about $38 million in Iraqi funds were recovered abroad.
The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is hosting the work of the second day of the International Conference for the Recovery of Stolen Funds and Smuggled Assets, under the auspices of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with wide international participation.
Al-Abassi told Shafaq News Agency, “The fund owns files related to individuals and not to a state, and there is the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the Arab World Anti-Corruption Convention, both of which include texts and a mechanism for how to obtain and recover the looted funds and return them to the state treasury.”
He added that “during the period of its establishment, the fund was able to recover funds from some countries, including 65 thousand dollars from Jordan, 25 million and 942 thousand dollars from Germany, while 11 million and 915 thousand euros were recovered from Spain.”
Baghdad / Obelisk: The obelisk publishes, Thursday, September 16, 2021, the most prominent speech of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi during the regular session of the Council of Ministers:
🔵 There are only three weeks left for the elections, and we have prepared all the requirements for the voting process, and to secure the elections on an exceptional basis.
🔵 We have taken important measures to support the Commission in the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers last Saturday, and we have provided all the requirements for it in various logistical and security aspects.
The government has fulfilled its obligations to support the Electoral Commission, set a date for early elections, and create the necessary atmosphere to hold them.
🔵 I renew the call for all social and political activities to encourage citizens to vote to reach political and administrative reform because our country and our people deserve.
🔵 Yesterday witnessed the launch of the National Document on Electoral Conduct, a document of conscience that was designed to control and organize the electoral process.
🔵 This document represents a charter of honor, obligating all political blocs and candidates, not to violate any act that affects the integrity of the electoral process.
🔵 We pledged to the Iraqis to march to the polls with the hope of a better Iraqi tomorrow.
🔵 By choosing the right candidate for Iraqis, a life away from corruption and spoilers begins, as any project that is free of corruption guarantees the luxury of peoples.
🔵 Yesterday we attended a conference to recover the looted funds from Iraq abroad, and we saw Arab and international seriousness in working to help Iraq recover these funds.
🔵 There are billions of dollars smuggled by the corrupt before and after 2003, and it is a right of the Iraqis, and we will recover these rights in full.
🔵 There is no controversy or favoritism in the rights of Iraqis and the people’s money, and the corrupt must be sure that the law will pursue them.
🔵 A few days ago, we visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, and held talks with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, and a number of leaders, and the discussions were fruitful.
🔵 We have strong historical relations with Iran in all fields, and we agreed to expand trade and economic exchange between the two countries.
Finally, we look forward to these crucial early elections, which we hope will change the fate of the Iraqi state for the better.
Media Office of the Prime Minister 16 – September – 2021