A leader in the National Party reveals the details of the meeting between Barzani and Talabani and identifies a single solution to the political impasse

  • Time: 05/22/2022 23:11:23
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A leader in the National Party reveals the details of the meeting between Barzani and Talabani and identifies a single solution to the political impasse

  {Politics: Al-Furat News} The leader of the Patriotic Union, Ghiath Al-Sorji, revealed the details of the meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, and the President of the Union, Bafel Talabani.

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Sorge said; For the program {Al-Mastra}, broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel tonight, that: “Barzani’s visit to Sulaymaniyah carries two things: the normalization of the situation between the two Kurdish parties, which has reached a dead end and the political blockage in the region and Baghdad.”
He added, “This visit carried the file of the Presidency of the Republic and the problems between the two Kurdish parties at the level of Kurdistan, and we have observations on the Kurdistan Regional Parliament elections scheduled for next October.”
“A meeting was held between Barzani and Talabani, and a number of issues were discussed, the most important of which was resolving the position of the President of the Republic, but they did not discuss the depth, and the visit was for the initiative and opened the door for dialogue and rapprochement, which is a preliminary visit for that.”
He pointed out that “in the coming days, a high-ranking delegation from the Democratic Party will come to Sulaymaniyah to discuss the files in depth, especially the issue of the presidency, and we are optimistic about this movement.”
The Democrat has reached the conviction that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will not give up the nomination of Barham Salih, and we are still committed to the nomination, and perhaps they have other solutions, and the solutions are in their hands to settle the position. ”
The position of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is in accordance with political understandings and a previous agreement concluded between the two parties, which stipulates that The president of the republic will be from the Patriotic Union, and the presidency of the Kurdistan region will be from the Democratic Party.” He
explained, “The issue of the presidency has nothing to do with the position of the governor of Kirkuk, which is also part of the National Union’s share.
Surji, said, “If it is agreed on a candidate for the presidency, the framework and the current will attend the voting session because all political parties realize that Iraq will not bear more crises.”
He stressed, “It is important for all parties to realize that the formation of the government can only take place by consensus, and the democrat has reached the conviction that the absence of the union will confuse the situation because the Kurdistan region is run by two administrations from the Union and the Democratic Party, and they are currently heading towards reconciliation and rapprochement.”
Sorji went on to say, “The only solution to break the blockage is to sit at the negotiating table and avoid tension, which does not serve the public interest. Everyone must make concessions to reach satisfactory and approximate solutions.”
He added, “We will not compromise over our candidate, Barham Salih, who is our only candidate. Perhaps there will be a waiver of some sovereign rights and jobs in the region and Baghdad,” adding, “The Union does not have political stubbornness with the Democrat, and we adhere to Barham Salih’s merit according to previous agreements, and today there is an initiative that we hope will be good for all.” Iraqis by passing the prime minister.
And Surji, that “the Democrat and the Alliance of Sovereignty will not go to the opposition and will participate in the government, for the tripartite alliance does not carry a government program, but a program of exclusion and marginalization,” concluding, “The rivalry and divisions between the political blocs negatively affected the whole of Iraq, including the region, and presented security to danger.”
Today, Sunday, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Sulaymaniyah to hold a meeting with the Kurdish parties in the province.



The President of the Region concludes the visit of Sulaymaniyah: The relationship of the Democratic Union and the Union has become better and we have sent a message to the United Nations

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 2022-05-22 21:06A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday that relations between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan are “better than before”, at the conclusion of a visit he made to Sulaymaniyah.

In an interview with reporters from Sulaymaniyah, the head of the region said, “We wrote a letter to the United Nations to help us solve the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, and to help hold elections, so we have to work together for the sake of the country, and this is what actually happened in the meetings we held with various forces.” politics in Sulaymaniyah.

Regarding the relations between the parties in the Kurdistan Region, the President of the Region explained that the relations between the PUK and the Democratic Party have become better, especially after the media debates between the two sides have subsided.

Local media had reported that the Kurdistan Region had asked the UN Security Council to “mediate” between Erbil and Baghdad, but the Kurdistan Region Presidency’s media office denied these allegations and described them as fabricated.

The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived this morning in Sulaymaniyah, accompanied by the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, to participate in the graduation ceremony of the sixteenth batch of graduates of the Military College.

After the graduation ceremony, he held a meeting with Pavel Talabani in Qalajulan in a meeting that lasted for more than an hour, in the presence of the two Vice Presidents of the Region and the Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government and members of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and they discussed bilateral relations between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

The President of the Region also met with several political parties in Sulaymaniyah.


Erbil.. understandings paving the way for an end to differences between the ruling and opposition parties

According to what was announced by the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq..


Erbil.. understandings paving the way for an end to differences between the ruling and opposition parties

Iraq / Ali Jawad / Anatolia

The two ruling parties in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq and the opposition parties reached, on Sunday, understandings regarding the importance of dialogue between them and the unity of ranks between the Kurdish parties, which may pave the way for an end to political differences that have been going on for nearly two years.

The two ruling parties are the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party, while the opposition parties are the Kurdistan Islamic Union, the Change Movement and the Kurdistan Justice Group.

For years, political differences have prevailed between the two sides, but relations have been further strained for nearly two years, due to the nature of the region’s management of its economic resources and its relationship with the federal government in Baghdad.

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Region said, in a statement, that “the President of the Region, Nechirvan Barzani (from the Democratic Party), met separately today in Sulaymaniyah, the President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani, the Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Salah al-Din Bahaa al-Din, the leader of the Change Movement, Omar Syed Ali, and the head of the Kurdistan Islamic Union. Kurdistan Justice League Ali Babir.

The meetings witnessed “emphasis on the importance of dialogue between the political parties, harmony, joint action, and unity among the Kurdish parties,” according to the statement.

The presidency stated that “the parties were in agreement that addressing the differences between the parties and the unity of voice, especially between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, would have a positive impact on the general situation in the region and strengthen the position of Kurdistan in Baghdad.”

Barzani renewed, “emphasizing that the Presidency of the Region will continue its endeavors for unity and harmony between the parties, and it will remain an umbrella for all parties and components in the Kurdistan Region.”

The current parliament of the region includes 111 seats: 45 for the Democratic Party, 21 for the Patriotic Union, 12 for the Change Movement, 8 for the New Generation Movement, 7 for the Islamic Group, 5 for the “Towards Reform” list, one seat each for the Sardam List and the Communist Party, in addition to 11 seats for minorities.

Since the 1990s, the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq has enjoyed autonomy in security, political and economic aspects.

There are differences between the region and the federal government in Baghdad, especially over the region’s oil resources and sovereignty over many areas.


IMF: Iraq Real GDP Growth of 10% in 2022

23rd May 2022 in Construction & Engineering In Iraq

  • The economy is recovering well amid high oil prices, with real GDP projected to reach its pre-pandemic level this year.
  • Cushioning the impact of surging food prices on the most vulnerable is the most urgent priority.
  • Using the current favorable oil market conditions to accelerate structural reforms and advance socio-economic priorities will be key to strengthen Iraq’s medium-term economic resilience.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Tokhir Mirzoev, visited to Amman, Jordan, during May 14-18, 2022, to discuss with the Iraqi authorities recent economic developments, the impact of global events on the economic outlook, and the country’s policy priorities. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Mirzoev issued the following statement:

The economic recovery is well underway. In 2021, buoyed by the resumption of activity, a more accommodative fiscal stance, and stimulus measures by the central bank, real non-oil GDP rebounded by an estimated 20 percent and is poised to expand by around 5 percent this year. Oil output is projected to reach its pre-pandemic level and bring overall real GDP growth to 10 percent in 2022. The war in Ukraine is affecting Iraq mainly through its global impact on commodity prices. In 2022, soaring oil revenues will more than offset the increased food and energy import bills. As a result, the fiscal and current account balances are projected to post double-digit surpluses in percent of GDP. Nonetheless, headline inflation is expected to climb to 6.9 percent, up from 6 percent last year, driven in part by higher food prices, which are adversely affecting the poorest segments of the population.

“Cushioning the impact of surging food prices on the most vulnerable is thus the most urgent priority. With fiscal policy paralyzed by the absence of the 2022 budget-which limits current fiscal expenditures to last year’s level-strengthening spending efficiency, maintaining tight control over public hiring, and reprioritizing expenditures within the overall budget cap will be essential to enable boosting targeted cash transfers to the most vulnerable and containing the poverty impact of the rising cost of living.

“In an environment of high oil prices and against the background of elevated global risks and uncertainty, the focus of macroeconomic policies needs to shift toward consolidating economic stability and strengthening Iraq’s long-term economic resilience. In the short run, maintaining fiscal discipline and tapering the central bank’s lending support to the real estate sector will help avoid adding to inflationary pressures. In addition, despite large reconstruction and other investment needs, limited near-term absorptive capacity, fiscal vulnerability to oil price volatility, and the challenges of the global energy transition call for building buffers for the future by saving a portion of oil revenues via a carefully designed sovereign wealth fund.

“The current favorable oil market conditions also provide an opportunity to accelerate structural reforms envisaged in the authorities’ “White Paper.” Strengthening the quality of public services and creating the fiscal space for much-needed investments and the social safety net require a civil service reform, reducing inefficient energy subsidies, diversifying fiscal revenues, and strengthening governance. Fixing the electricity sector will be crucial to reduce fiscal costs and enable private sector productivity. Improving the coverage and targeting of social assistance will help better protect the most vulnerable. Enhancing governance in large state-owned banks and completing their audits and restructuring will facilitate access to finance and job creation by the private sector.

“The mission welcomes the authorities’ increased attention to the challenges of climate change and the release of Iraq’s first Nationally Determined Contribution document last year. In the coming months, the mission encourages prioritizing the preparation of national climate adaptation and mitigation plans, development of green financing, and full integration of climate-related priorities into the macroeconomic policy framework. The IMF stands ready to support Iraq in these endeavors.

“The IMF staff team would like to thank the authorities for candid and productive discussions and looks forward to continuing close cooperation with Iraq in the period ahead.

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Al-Rasheed raises the ceiling of the {credit card} to 5 times the salary instead of 3

  • Time: 05/22/2022 09:59:40
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Al-Rasheed raises the ceiling of the {credit card} to 5 times the salary instead of 3

  {Economy: Al Furat News} Al-Rasheed Bank decided, on Sunday, to raise the grant ceiling for the credit card to (5) double the salary instead of (3) double for all those wishing to obtain the card

And the media office of the bank stated, in a statement that {Euphrates News} received a copy of it, that “the ceiling of the minimum salary for employees for the purpose of submission is (750) thousand dinars, and the special salary for members of the security forces is (1000000) million dinars.” 

The bank called “all those wishing to apply through the Rashid Bank application and not to deal with any party claiming its relationship with the bank.” 


Barzani and Talabani meet in Sulaymaniyah and the Presidency of the Republic at the table for discussions

  • Time: 05/22/2022 11:09:43
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Barzani and Talabani meet in Sulaymaniyah and the Presidency of the Republic at the table for discussions

  {Political: Al Furat News} The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Sulaymaniyah, this morning, Sunday.

Upon his arrival, Barzani, accompanied by the co-chair of the Patriotic Union, Bafel Talabani, went to the Third Military College – Kallagolan to participate in the graduation ceremony of the sixteenth batch of college graduates.
After the ceremony, there will be a meeting between Barzani and Talabani, which will be followed by a meeting with Salah al-Din Bahaa al-Din, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union, Omar Syed Ali, coordinator of the Change Movement, and Ali Babir, head of the Kurdistan Justice Party (formerly the Islamic Group).
On the 21st of this month, the Kurdistan Democratic Party announced an upcoming meeting with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to resolve the dispute over the presidency, with the latter sticking to its candidate Barham Salih for a second presidential term.
Democratic Party spokesman Mahdi al-Faili told Al Furat News: “It is hoped that there will be a meeting between the two parties, and if there is a response from the union, it is possible that we will find a solution to the political dispute and the outstanding crisis,” noting that “the response is to change the National Union of their candidate, and resort to A settlement candidate to end the dispute.


The Presidency of the Region denies its request from the UN Security Council to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad

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 2022-05-22 06:40A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The media office of the Kurdistan Region Presidency denied on Sunday the alleged statement published by Iraqi local media about the region’s presidency requesting the UN Security Council to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve the differences and outstanding issues between them.

The office issued a clarification received by Shafaq News Agency, in which it stated that regarding a news claiming that the Media Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region indicated in a statement that the President of the Kurdistan Region asked the UN Security Council to mediate between Erbil and Baghdad, we confirm that this news is completely false and fabricated and was not issued For the media office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region any statement or statement of this kind.