An Iraqi-Egyptian-Jordanian agreement to hold a meeting in Amman to follow up on the implementation of the electrical connection

2021/09/24 18:27

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The countries of Iraq, Egypt and Jordan affirmed, on Friday, September 24, 2021, the need to start implementing the agreed projects, while those countries discussed developments and developments in the regional and international arena and their repercussions on the region.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement received by Al-Masala that Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein participated yesterday in the meeting of the Tripartite Coordination Mechanism with the Foreign Ministers of Egypt Sameh Shoukry and Jordan Ayman Safadi, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. To push forward the course of cooperation between the three brotherly countries, and to consult on issues of common concern.

The meeting praised, according to the statement, the approved work mechanism, which is reflected positively with the three countries, expressing their support and wishes for success for the elections to be held in Iraq during the month of October next.

The three countries stressed the importance of starting to implement the agreed projects in the fields of economy, energy and electricity, and setting a timetable for the implementation of these projects, with the need to identify the follow-up bodies to serve and achieve their interests at all levels.

The meeting also dealt with the latest developments on the regional and international scene and their repercussions on the region, stressing the need to create a common positive ground for the development of relations between the countries of the region.

The meeting agreed, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to hold a meeting in the coming period in Amman to follow up the implementation of electrical interconnection projects.


Iraq seeks to move the file of frozen funds in France to buy advanced weapons

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2021/09/24 15:40

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee revealed, on Friday, September 24, 2021, efforts to move the file of Iraqi funds frozen in France to buy weapons and military equipment.

The head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Muhammad Rida Al Haider, said in a statement received by the Obelisk: that there are obstacles in arming the Iraqi army in terms of air power, air defense and ground forces, including armored vehicles and tanks, especially after the battle of the terrorist organization, indicating that the French military attaché and political representative of the embassy The French visited us in the Security and Defense Committee and briefed us on the initial understanding of contracting the French Rafale planes, as well as advanced French radars and various air defense weapons.

He explained: So far, the contract has not been signed, but the understandings exist and have been identified, and the Iraqi Defense Minister visited France twice and agreed on some weapons. We don’t know how much money is.

Al Haider indicated that a committee was formed during the era of the two previous governments to look into this file, and this committee is made up of old officers in the Air Force and Air Defense who have complete information. Iraq and the subject is being searched for.

He stressed that Iraq can raise the issue and take weapons with the old frozen money, because Iraq paid money to France to buy weapons, but it stopped during the siege and remained frozen in France and some officers raised the issue as volunteers. correct .

The Association of Private Banks calls on the government to focus on the digital economy

political| 02:22 – 09/24/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Ahmed Al-Hashemi, Friday, called on the government to focus on the digital economy during the current period to make Iraq keep pace with the development taking place in the world.
Al-Hashemi said, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “Iraq needs to give the private sector the appropriate environment to transition to digital transformation, as the revolution in information and communications is currently similar to what the world witnessed in the industrial revolution that occurred in 1760,” noting that ” The next legislature needs to focus on supporting the digital economy through appropriate legislation.”
Al-Hashemi pointed out that
Al-Hashemi praised the government’s tendency to establish a youth support fund of 30 billion dinars, which supports technical projects, which contributes to the development of the Iraqi economy and makes young people go towards pioneering projects, noting that “the private banking sector has begun to publish electronic payment tools in all the country.” And it requires store owners to use a Pos device to organize the buying and selling process and reduce theft, waste, and others.” Ended 29/p4

The Central Bank and the Environment confirm the imminent launch of loans for alternative energy

local| 10:13 – 09/24/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
The Ministry of Environment announced, on Friday, the completion of the National Committee for the Central Bank initiative, its work to set the latest model specifications regarding granting loans for various activities, including residential, industrial and agricultural, in addition to citizens’ homes for the purpose of purchasing solar energy systems.
And the ministry indicated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank confirmed during his presidency of the meeting, which reviewed all the latest specifications that ensure that the systems are easy to use, sustainable, specifications and high quality for use by citizens and other activities,” pointing out that “Loans are at an interest rate of no more than 1%, and they are considered like zero-interest loans.”
Al-Yasiri revealed, according to the statement, that “the launch of specifications and loans will soon, and 2022 will witness a qualitative and clear shift in changing the behavior of the Iraqi individual in the use of renewable energy and solar energy, not only at the level of state institutions only, but will include homes but also at the level of housing complexes with soft loans and all industrial and agricultural activities.” And others,” noting that “the Central Bank and the concerned banks will be ready to receive loan applications, and we will inevitably see a great demand for such loans, especially since it will end the suffering of citizens from spending on private generators and the pollution they cause to air and hearing, and to go to solar energy systems that provide sufficient hours and clean energy.” Insured and at a lower cost.
In turn, the head of the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control, Hussein Ali Daoud, explained that “the agency has set determinants and governing controls that the techniques and equipment used are of international origin, high durability and long sustainability to ensure the success of this transition towards solar energy, and the installation process will be carried out under the supervision of the engineering cadres of the distribution departments in the Ministry of Electricity.” .
For his part, Director General of the Environmental Awareness and Information Department at the Ministry of Environment, Amir Ali Al-Hassoun, affirmed that “this national effort falls within the national plan of the government and the Ministry of Environment regarding climate changes and Iraq’s commitment to the Paris Climate Expenditure, in addition to achieving sustainable development goals and the ministry’s awareness-raising approach for the purpose of changing behavior towards renewable energy.” He explained that “it is one of the tasks that we are still promoting in all sectors of Iraqi society, and this committee is one of the outputs of the awareness and media effort that targets all government sectors, civil society organizations, unions, private sector institutions and citizens.” Ended 29/A4

Al-Sadr is concerned that his followers will rise to the pyramid of power in Iraq

politicsIraqthe chestThe electionAuthority 2021-09-24 06:04A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Muhammad Salih al-Iraqi, who is close to the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, hinted on Friday that the latter is worried that his followers will assume the position of Prime Minister if they achieve the votes that qualify them to do so in the elections scheduled for next October.

The Iraqi, who calls himself the “minister of the leader”, published a short dialogue with the “leader” on social networking sites “Facebook”, in which the latter touched on the rise of the Sadrists, “the pyramid of power in Iraq,” wondering, “Will our followers be up to the responsibility, or will they be like their predecessors who received governments”?

The “Wazir” quoted the “Leader” as saying: I fear the world for them, for if it opens its doors to anyone who has not tamed himself, slippage will be more likely. Then I do not want to sacrifice the reputation of my parents and grandparents and the family name.

Al-Sadr added, “I do not want anything from this except to remove corruption, help the oppressed, help the poor, and remove the affliction.”

Oil prices cross $77 a barrel

Arabic and international

Economy News _ Baghdad

Today, Friday, oil prices jumped to their highest level in more than two months, to cross the barrier of 77 dollars a barrel.

Brent crude settled up $1.06, or 1.4 percent, to $77.25 a barrel, the highest price since mid-July, while US West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.07, or 1.5 percent, to $73.30 a barrel.

Confidence-filled talks between the Iraqi president and the French foreign minister

politicsBarham SalehJean-Yves Le Drian 2021-09-24 05:58A-AA+

Shafaq News/ French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Twitter that he had “comprehensive and trust-filled” talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih late yesterday, Thursday.

Le Drian wrote today, Friday, without going into details: “After the Baghdad conference on August 28 and the ministerial meeting in New York on September 21, I reiterated France’s support for Iraq and the regional dialogue.”

Jean-Yves Le Drian@JY_LeDrianOfficiel du gouvernement – France


#Irak J’ai eu ce soir un entretien dense et confiant avec le Président @BarhamSalih. Après la conférence de Bagdad du 28 août et la réunion ministérielle de New York le 21 septembre, j’ai réaffirmé le soutien de la à l’Irak et au dialogue régional. #UNGA@francediplo10:14 PM · Sep 23, 2021