Al-Kazemi does not believe that there is a “political blockage” in Iraq

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said on Friday that Iraq is not witnessing a political blockage in the wake of the last parliamentary elections that took place last October.

Al-Kazemi’s speech came during his speech at the mass that was held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baghdad on the occasion of Christmas, according to a statement by his office.

Al-Kazemi said, “On Christmas Day, the sound of war stops, and we must continue to create hope. God has created human beings as peoples, tribes and religions, and Iraq is a collector of these many components, and we must preserve this Iraqi heritage in diversity.”

He added, “We celebrate the glorious Christmas, which has become a symbol of a transient Iraqi national identity, and it is imperative that we create an Iraqi identity that transcends sects and religions, and today we celebrate Christmas as days to celebrate spirituality, tolerance, and life.”

He added, “We are united by these holy days, which commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, a prophet of Christians and Muslims alike.” and all other denominations.

He pointed out that “from this standpoint, His Holiness the Pope visited Iraq, and the visit confirmed the symbolic and spiritual importance of Iraq. This visit raised the interest of the whole world in Iraq as a home of religions, from Abraham (peace be upon him) to our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

He stated that “this country, which is your country, represents a rich religious diversity and a human, cultural and spiritual asset to the whole world. It possesses real wealth, which is the religious and cultural diversity that Iraq possesses, and the Iraqis should make it a source of strength, some countries spend billions of dollars in order to create diversity; for this we must invest diversity in what It supports Iraq’s national, regional and international standing.”

He said, “During the year and a half, my government had to work to advance all the forces of society with all its benevolent components, in order to strengthen Iraq’s regional position, as well as try to support the spiritual and national renaissance of the spectra of Iraqi society in order to restore cohesion between its components, and in order to strengthen its regional position.” and international.”

He added, “Our Christian people and the solidarity of the clergy and Christian leaders with other components had an indispensable role to work hand in hand in order to strengthen this position.”

He pointed out that Iraq “has witnessed a strong national and diplomatic movement during this period, despite the serious challenges that my government faced from the pandemic, the economic crisis, and the regional and international conflict,” adding, “This would not have happened if the Iraqis were not cooperating with each other and supporting the government’s efforts.”

Al-Kazemi said, “We succeeded in raising the name of Iraq, putting the first foundational steps for economic reform, and holding successful and fair elections in a record period, in addition to launching reconstruction and economic cooperation projects with countries in the region and strengthening Iraq’s position regionally and internationally.”

He added, “We affirm once again: The identity of Iraqis cannot be imagined without Christians, and this cannot be done without all the other components of Iraq’s citizens.”

He continued by saying, “I do not believe that there is a political blockage, or in political work. There were elections and there are challenges we face and now there is a dialogue. Some countries have delayed forming governments for a long time. We have no choice but dialogue. It is the solution to build a future worthy of Iraqis of all their sects, and it must Dialogue is an opportunity for hope, not for it to turn into an element of threat and blackmail, as Iraq is built through understanding.”

He pointed out that, “Unfortunately, we hear those who say that the number of Christians in Iraq is constantly decreasing, so we must encourage Christians to stay in Iraq and contribute to building this country and building its national identity, and to face challenges together.”

He said that “weeks ago, Iraq’s credit rating was raised by two degrees, which is what is happening for the first time since 2003; and these are the results of the white paper for economic reform, which has begun to bear fruit.”


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Pictures.. A Christmas party at the Joseph Cathedral in the presence of the Governor of the Bank

2021.12.24 – 20:35
Pictures.. A Christmas party at the Joseph Cathedral in the presence of the Governor of the Bank

Baghdad – people  

I held a party on the occasion of birthdays, at the Joseph Cathedral, and the Church of Our Lady of Deliverance, in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank, Mostafa Ghaleb.  

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A statement issued by the Central Bank, of which “Nass” received a copy (December 24, 2021), stated: “The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, His Excellency Mustafa Ghaleb Mikheib, participated in the celebration of birthdays, as His Excellency and his deputy attended the celebrations held in The Church of Joseph Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.  

He added, “After completing the religious ceremonies, gifts were distributed to the children celebrating this occasion, with the support of the Community Initiatives Fund, which is supervised by the Central Bank and the Association of Private Banks and funded by private banks.”  

In his speech, the Governor of the Bank congratulated Christians on the occasion of Christmas, and said, “The glorious Christmas, with its spiritual, religious and symbolic connotations, reinforces in our souls the values ​​of the one home,” adding that “peaceful coexistence is the only option for building Iraq.”  

He explained that “the Iraqi mosaic, which includes all its components, is considered an important sign in Iraq, and gives an impression of coexistence and harmony among its nationalities.”  

For his part, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako said: “This great initiative contributes greatly to increasing fraternity among the Iraqi people,” noting that “the Central Bank, through its Fund for Initiatives, supports Christians through the rehabilitation of some churches.”  


Al-Abadi heads the delegation of the coordination framework for the Al-Halbousi meeting

2021.12.24 – 19:35
Al-Abadi heads the delegation of the coordination framework for the Al-Halbousi meeting

Baghdad – people   

The head of the Progress Alliance, Muhammad al-Halbousi, discussed, on Friday, with the delegation of the Coordination Framework, the overall political situation in the country.   

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A statement issued by Al-Halbousi’s office said, “Nass” received a copy of it (December 24, 2021): “He received the head of the Progress Alliance, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, today, Friday, the delegation of the coordination framework headed by Dr. Haider Al-Abadi.”  

He added, “The meeting discussed developments in the political situation, talked about the next stage, and emphasized the importance of dialogue, bringing views closer and giving priority to the national interest, to overcome the current situation and form a government that meets the aspirations of the citizen.”

Including Iraq .. the International Monetary Fund extends the program to help countries affected by Corona

  •  Time: 12/24/2021 09:04:55 
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Including Iraq .. the International Monetary Fund extends the program to help countries affected by Corona

{Economic: Al Furat News} The International Monetary Fund announced, on Thursday, that it will extend for an additional 18 months the benefit from the emergency financing program to help countries severely affected by the Corona pandemic {Covid-19}. 

A statement issued by the Washington-based fund said that its Executive Board had approved on Monday a “temporary increase” of the limits to the use of its resources under the emergency financing instruments until June 2023.

And in April 2020, when the first wave of infections and deaths from the Corona virus struck the world, the IMF provided facilities to countries to access such aid, including raising the level of financing that countries, including Iraq, can obtain.

These programs have already been extended twice, in September 2020 and last March.

The Executive Board also agreed to reduce all other temporarily increased access limits to pre-pandemic levels from January 2022.

The Fund stressed that the decision guarantees “continuous access” for member states to the IMF’s emergency financing programs in the event of urgent problems in the balance of payments.

They include the Rapid Credit Facility, an interest-free program available to low-income countries, and the Rapid Financing Instrument available to all members of the Fund.

Funds can be disbursed very quickly to help Member States implement emergency response policies.

And the International Monetary Fund said, on Monday, that it had approved the fifth and final round of debt relief under a program aimed at helping the poorest countries deal with Covid.

Will the verdict hearing on the election results be postponed? .. A legal expert clarifies

political| 01:27 – 24/12/2021


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, legal expert, Tariq Harb, revealed, today, Friday, the fate of the Federal Court session to pronounce the judgment of the lawsuit filed regarding falsifying the election results and demanding their cancellation.
Harb said in an interview with “Mawazine News”, that “according to the pleadings law, the hearing will be postponed to the next day, meaning that the hearing will be next Monday.”
He added, “The law says that if the trial date falls on an official holiday, the next day will be a date for the hearing. Ended 29/p.4

Government clarification on the fate of the financial deduction after the payment of Kuwaiti compensation

  •  Time: 12/24/2021 15:39:11 
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Government clarification on the fate of the financial deduction after the payment of Kuwaiti compensation

{Economic: Al Furat News} The government has clarified about the fate of the financial deduction percentage that was being paid for Kuwaiti compensation after this file was recently closed after Iraq paid the last payment of it a few days ago. 

The financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, told {Euphrates News}: “The percentage of deduction that was allocated to compensation for the Kuwaiti woman will return to the financial budget to enhance revenues.”

And regarding the possibility of allocating this percentage to the Generation and Sovereign Funds, Saleh said, “The idea of ​​establishing such funds is usually for small oil countries, where their money is invested outside the country in funds, securities, real estate and bonds to generate financial income for the country.”

However, he added, “But these projects are for the surplus economy and not for the deficit economy, as in Iraq, which does not have a financial surplus for these funds with a deficit in its budget.”

The day before yesterday, Iraq announced the closure of the file of compensation payments to Kuwait, which amounted to 52 billion dollars, more than 30 years after the Saddam regime invaded the neighboring country.

And the Central Bank of Iraq announced last Tuesday, the payment of the last installment of $ 44 million.

Raghad Daham