Minister of the Interior: The number of visitors to the Arba’inah has reached 17 million

political| 08:01 – 09/28/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi confirmed, on Tuesday, that the number of arrivals to Karbala governorate to perform the fortieth pilgrimage of Imam Hussein, “peace be upon him,” has reached 17 million.
Al-Ghanimi said in a joint press conference with the governor of Karbala, Nassif Al-Khattabi, that “the number of arrivals to Karbala reached 17 million visitors,” declaring “the success of the security plan for the Arbaeen visit.”
For his part, Al-Khattabi said: “We announce the success of all service plans for the Arbaeen visit,” noting that “99,000 employees from all institutions and ministries participated in the success of the visit.” Ended 29 / h


Al-Halbousi assures a US official the importance of the international community’s role in monitoring the Iraqi elections

political| 07:30 – 09/28/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi stressed, on Tuesday, the importance of the international community’s role in monitoring the Iraqi elections to ensure their integrity.
Al-Halbousi’s office said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “the latter received the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Jennifer Gavito, and the US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller, and the meeting discussed the political situation in Iraq and the early parliamentary elections.”
Al-Halbousi stressed the “great importance of the upcoming elections in shaping the future period in Iraq,” pointing to the importance of the international community’s role in monitoring the Iraqi elections to ensure their integrity and to create confidence among citizens by choosing their representatives who express their aspirations, and to motivate them for broad participation.
The meeting also discussed developments in the region, and a number of issues of common interest. Ended 29 / h

Brent crude jumps above $80 a barrel for the first time since 2018.

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The price of Brent crude jumped, on Tuesday, above $ 80 for the first time in nearly three years, amid expectations of rising demand and concerns about supplies as the world slowly emerges from the epidemic crisis.

Brent crude rose 0.8 percent in Asian morning trading to $80.19, its highest level since October 2018, according to AFP.

West Texas Intermediate crude also rose 0.9 percent to $76.07.

Global supplies are tight due to the rapid recovery in fuel demand from the Delta outbreak and Hurricane Ida’s damage to US production.

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies, the group known as OPEC+, are facing difficulties in increasing production as the lack of investment continues or maintenance work is delayed due to the pandemic.

Adviser to the Prime Minister announces the details of the Chinese loan and the projects funded by it

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Economy News _ Baghdad

Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, announced, on Tuesday, the details of the Chinese loan and the projects financed by it, while noting that discussions are continuing to determine the priorities of the projects covered by the loan.

Saleh said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency, and followed by “Economy News”, that “the cooperation framework agreement between Iraq and China has become effective, and took its first course through the legislation of the General Budget Law for the year 2021, when an amount of more than one trillion dinars was approved, implemented through The Chinese loan is guaranteed by the Chinese Agency for Credit and Export Guarantee (Sinosure), noting that “there are important technological projects in the field of industry and motivating the wheels of the economy that will be financed from the aforementioned allocation contained in the budget law in order to improve its production efficiency, which means the start of the work of the cooperation framework agreement between the two countries. “.

He added that “work is still continuing to identify the priorities of projects that Chinese government companies can promote in the form of direct implementation contracts in accordance with the best international practices in contracting, and they are financed from the proceeds of the sale of Iraqi oil to the People’s Republic of China.”

He stressed that “the aforementioned agreement with China provided for allocating revenues of 3 million barrels of oil per month for the implementation of projects by Chinese companies at the request and selection of the Iraqi side in accordance with international standards,” noting that “work is underway between consultants and experts in the state apparatus to prioritize projects with prejudice and priority.” The first direct impact on the life of the citizen and human development in Iraq.

Baghdad and Washington discuss the file of elections and the displaced

political| 03:51 – 09/28/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji received, on Tuesday, US Ambassador to Baghdad Matthew Tueller, in the presence of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Jennifer Gavito.
A statement by Al-Araji’s office said, “During the meeting, they discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and the continued support of the United States of America to the Iraqi government, in the field of combating and eliminating terrorism, and promoting stability and dialogue in the region.”
She added, “The file of the Iraqi elections was discussed, and the importance of providing the reasons for their success, in order to achieve the aspirations of all Iraqis. The meeting also witnessed the discussion of the file of the displaced and the emphasis on the importance of providing the appropriate atmosphere for the return of all the displaced to their cities, and the end of this humanitarian file.” /NS

Al-Kazemi sends a message to the Iraqis

political| 03:11 – 09/28/2021


Today, Tuesday, Mawazine News , Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi thanked the security forces for the success of the plan to protect the Arbaeen visit.
Al-Kazemi said in a tweet via Twitter: “I thank our security forces in all their forms for the success of the forty-year visit protection plan, and I thank those in charge of governmental and non-governmental institutions that provided services to the visitors.”
Al-Kazemi addressed the Iraqis by saying, “You have fulfilled your pledge in front of reform and sacrifice through your million-dollar march, so continue the march towards change through elections.” Ended 29 / h

The Association of Private Banks organizes a meeting between the Governor of the Central Bank and the heads of the boards of directors of banks


Economy News _ Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks organized a meeting between the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb Mokhif, and the heads of the boards of directors of banks and authorized managers, to discuss developments in the banking sector.
At the beginning of the session, the head of the Iraqi Private Banks Association, Wadih Al-Handal, welcomed the governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb, and the attendees from the heads of bank boards and authorized managers.
On the other hand, the Governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb, praised the efforts made by the Association of Private Banks in developing the banking sector and spreading banking services in all places.
The Governor of the Central Bank said during the meeting that the Central Bank of Iraq and the private banking sector are working within international laws and instructions to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, noting that the Central Bank is working to evaluate the performance of all banks operating inside the country.
The Governor of the Central Bank praised the first merger that took place in the banking sector between QIIB and the First Capital, calling on banks to educate about their services in commercial places, universities and others.
Meanwhile, the head of the Association of Private Banks, Wadih Al-Handal, said that the Iraqi banking sector is witnessing continuous growth day after day, due to the wise policy of the Central Bank of Iraq, adding that private banks are working under the supervision of the Central Bank to implement its strategy to develop the banking sector.
Al-Handal noted that the Central Bank of Iraq is working hard to provide an appropriate environment for banks, in order to increase their branches, services and reach all citizens, with the aim of increasing the percentage of financial inclusion.