Al-Halbousi Discusses With US Senator Developments In The Regional Situation

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Earth News/ Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi received today, Monday, US Senator Lindsey Graham and his accompanying delegation.
A statement by Al-Halbousi’s office, received by Earth News, stated that “the meeting dealt with strengthening bilateral relations and ways to develop them in the economic, cultural and educational fields, and security cooperation by supporting the Iraqi forces in facing the challenges of terrorism, and discussing the issue of displaced women and children and the humanitarian situation in Al-Hol camp.”
He added, “The meeting discussed developments in the regional situation, and Iraq’s growing role in achieving security and stability in the region, as well as a number of issues of common interest.
For his part, Senator Lindsey Graham affirmed his country’s commitment to supporting Iraq in all fields. In order to achieve its security and stability, pointing to the importance of Iraq’s active role in easing tensions in the region.

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Is the “white paper” behind the recovery of the Iraqi economy or oil?

7-4-2022

Is the white paper behind the recovery of the Iraqi economy or oil

Despite the security and environmental risks and the political impasse that the country is experiencing, the Iraqi economy has witnessed a remarkable recovery, as a result of the increase in the price of oil in international markets, which contributed to the increase in government revenues at a positive rate.
According to the reports of the Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it was found that Iraq is at the forefront of the fastest growing countries in the Middle East, and also in the first ranks in the world.

Despite Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s talk about saving Iraq’s bad economic situation through the reform “white paper” project that his government adopted last year, economic observers believe that this recovery came as a result of high oil prices, and not as a result of smart economic plans or strategies that they followed. the government.


The white paper is a comprehensive road map aimed at reforming the Iraqi economy and addressing the serious challenges it faces, which have accumulated over the past years due to faulty policies, mismanagement, corruption and lack of planning, in addition to the almost total dependence on oil as a primary source of state revenue.

Increase in cash reserves


Last week, the Iraqi Prime Minister announced that foreign exchange reserves had risen to $76 billion in the Central Bank, stressing that the reserve was $50 billion when it was received by the government about 3 years ago. He considered this to be “the fastest growth in the monetary reserve in the history of Iraq,” and he also expected that the reserve would reach $90 billion by the end of this year.

However, the economic expert specializing in managing economic crises, Ali Jabbar, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “all the general indicators that are being circulated indicate a clear recovery in the volume of cash revenues, as a result of the rise in oil prices globally, and not as a result of smart economic plans or strategies followed by the government. “.


He explained that “after the two crises of Corona and the decline in oil prices, the deflation rates in 2020 reached approximately 11.3%, and improved by 1.3% during 2021,” stressing that “the monetary increase in Iraq’s revenues after the devaluation of the dinar against the dollar at a rate of 23%, with an increase The average price of a barrel in 2021, at an average of $68.3 a barrel, contributed to an increase in government revenues by 78%.


He added that the GDP growth is estimated at 33% due to the impact of the monetary increase that occurred as a result of oil revenues and not by the positive impact of the growth of the Iraqi economy, in addition to the expectation of a decrease in the public debt ratio to a rate of 54.8% this year compared to 2020, which was at rates of 64.7% of the total general output.


With regard to general economic growth for 2022, the economist expects that “the growth rate will reach about 8.9%.”

 He stressed that “this growth was achieved as a result of the effects of oil export rates and international prices,” pointing out that this type of growth and increase made the future of the economy constrained by the pressures of the economy limited in revenues, as well as the management of spending revenues negatively at rates of negative operating budgets exceeding 87% of public budgets.


He pointed out that “the cash revenues financed by the sale of crude oil are still wasted in a chaotic manner without developing wise economic strategies on how to invest them to stimulate the inactive sectors within the country, in addition to the dangerous rise in the rates of waste and theft in the movement of government spending (unproductive) that It is adopted by public budgets, as well as the almost lack of real control procedures.”

The expert continued his speech, saying: “Despite the increase in the volume of revenues and the recovery of the economy, the poverty rates in Iraq exceeded the 31% threshold, and there are more than 4.2 million people living in the margin line, offset by a dangerous rise in unemployment rates among the labor force exceeding 13%. “.

A jump in oil revenues


, according to the final statistics issued by the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company SOMO. According to a statement by the Ministry of Oil, exports and revenues for the month of May amounted to about 11 billion and 477 million dollars.


For his part, a member of the Finance Committee in the former parliament, Falah Abdel Karim, confirmed what the experts spoke, telling Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that “the positive improvement in the economy came as a result of the rise in global oil prices, not as a result of the reform measures taken by successive governments.”


He added, “In light of the high oil prices, Iraq needs an integrated economic plan to save the country from potential crises, especially since oil prices are unstable as a result of the political and economic turmoil that the world is experiencing as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine.”


Abdul Karim pointed out that any recovery in the economy that does not achieve stability and dignity for the citizen is not considered real growth, because improving the living conditions of citizens is the most appropriate indicator and measure to know the economic indicators of any country.

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Graham to Al-Kazemi: The United States aspires for Iraq to be a major player in the Middle East

  • Time: 07/04/2022 19:41:58
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Graham to Al-Kazemi: The United States aspires for Iraq to be a major player in the Middle East

  {Iraq: Al Furat News} Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed, today, Monday, with US Senator Lindsey Graham and his accompanying delegation, the strengthening of bilateral relations and ways to develop them.

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According to the government statement, {Al-Furat News} received a copy of it, that: “During the meeting, Al-Kazemi expressed his welcome to the delegation and his aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations and ways to develop them in the economic, cultural, and educational fields, and in the interest of the Iraqi and American peoples.”

He added, “The meeting witnessed a discussion of the new phase of security cooperation in the field of advice and capacity building for the Iraqi security forces after the end of the combat role of the American forces, as well as a discussion of the regional situation in general and the situation in Syria in particular, and what Iraq can contribute to achieving regional stability.” In light of his growing role in this field.

For his part, Senator Lindsey Graham affirmed the “unlimited commitment to providing long-term assistance to Iraq, and enabling it to achieve its security, economic, and social priorities,” explaining that “the United States aspires for Iraq to be a major player in the Middle East, based on its strong democracy and economic reforms as a factor. supportive of regional and international stability.

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Saleh and Senator Graham stress the importance of cooperation in combating corruption and recovering Iraqi funds

  • Time: 07/04/2022 20:16:31
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Saleh and Senator Graham stress the importance of cooperation in combating corruption and recovering Iraqi funds

  

The President of the Republic receives US Senator Lindsey Graham

Today, Monday, July 4, 2022, the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, received US Senator Lindsey Graham.

The meeting dealt with the strong bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them in the political, economic and cultural fields in accordance with the mutual understandings and interests, where the importance of continuing work and coordination to combat terrorism and eradicate its roots in the whole region, and to cooperate in facing economic fluctuations, combating the scourge of financial and administrative corruption, and assistance in recovering smuggled Iraqi funds abroad, as well as cooperation in combating climate change and protecting the environment.

During the meeting, they discussed the latest regional and international developments of common interest, where President Barham Salih stressed the importance of easing tensions in the region, defusing crises through dialogue and ending terrorist havens, pointing out that Iraq’s importance in the region is an essential hub for the security and stability of the entire region.

For his part, Senator Lindsey Graham affirmed the commitment of the United States to support the security and stability of Iraq, and to establish close relations in various fields, pointing to the importance of Iraq in the region and its active role in establishing security and stability.

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State of law: The framework will pressure the Kurds on the presidency and will vote for this candidate

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The State of Law coalition revealed, on Monday, the outcomes of its meeting on Sunday headed by Nuri al-Maliki, while pointing to the direction of the coordinating framework to put pressure on the Kurds regarding the presidential candidate.
In an exclusive interview with Mawazine News, coalition member Kazem al-Haidari said that the meeting stressed the need for common spaces with other parties, which would lead to a consensus that would lead to the formation of the government.
He stressed that the doors of the coordination framework are open to everyone who shares his vision for the next stage, and that the framework does not put any barrier between him and any other political party.
Al-Haidari continued, that committees have been formed that work on several axes and practices, including pressure on the Kurds to present their candidate and to agree after the Eid holiday because the obstruction is now in the Presidency of the Republic because it requires the presence of 220 deputies.
However, if there is no agreement on one Kurdish candidate, the Kurdish party will enter with two candidates, and the framework will go to vote on the Kurdistan Union candidate in all cases.
Al-Haidari pointed out that so far, no name has been proposed for the position of prime minister, and that everything is circulating in order to burn the name before it is put forward, and that the framework is currently looking at the lines and conditions of the prime minister to take over the position during the next stage. Ended 29/R77

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Al-Kazemi expresses his confidence in achieving a “promising” economic future for Iraq

Policy- 07-04-2022 04:00 PM – Number of readings: 6012

On Monday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi expressed his confidence in achieving a “promising” economic future for Iraq, while affirming the government’s determination to move forward with reforms to provide better livelihoods for Iraqis.

Al-Kazemi’s office said in a statement received by “Dijla”, that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi received today, Monday, the Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Ramzi Noman, on the occasion of the end of his work, and the meeting witnessed a review of the challenges facing the countries of the region in the fields of energy production, and changes climate”. Al-Kazemi praised, according to the statement, “the role played by the World Bank in supporting the reform directions implemented by the government, especially when the consultations are consistent with the Iraqi conditions and understand the Iraqi economic privacy,” noting that “the government is determined to proceed with reforms, in order to provide Better livelihoods for the Iraqi people. He stressed that “the reform efforts adopted by the government have begun to bear tangible results through the economic indicators published by international organizations,” reiterating his confidence in “the promising economic future of Iraq, which will be led by the younger generations . ” For his part, the representative of the World Bank expressed his appreciation for “the efforts of the Iraqi government in the field of economic reform, and its ability to implement it despite the difficult challenges,” praising “Iraq’s efforts in the field of achieving regional economic integration in partnership with the rest of the countries in the region, which is ultimately in the interest Iraqi”.

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The framework assigns Bahaa Al-Nouri, Ahmed Al-Asadi, Bafel Talabani and Muthanna Al-Samarrai to write the government program

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 2022-07-04 10:49A-AA+

Shafaq News/ An informed source in the coordination framework revealed on Monday, the members of the government program writing committee, which was formed by the coordination framework in preparation for the formation of the next government.

The source told Shafak News Agency; The members of the committee for writing and monitoring the government program for the prime minister or the next government are among the leaders of the second row in the Shiite political parties and currents participating in the next government, in addition to taking into account their academic and scientific specialization in addition to their practical experiences to ensure writing a real government program in harmony with the requirements of the Iraqi individual.

He added that “among the members of the committee are the spokesman for the State of Law coalition, Bahaa Al-Din Al-Nouri, the deputy and leader Ahmed Al-Asadi from the Al-Fateh Alliance, as well as the leader of the Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq movement, Saad Al-Saadi and Fadi Al-Shamri from the Wisdom Movement, as well as Paval Talabani from the Kurdistan Union Party and Muthanna.” Al-Samarrai on behalf of the Azm Alliance, in addition to some leaders in other Shiite forces, and a representative of the independent representatives.

He added, “The government program focuses on the priorities and requirements of the stage, including addressing the unemployment file by creating real job opportunities represented in investing the movement of staffing in all institutions and granting vacant grades due to (job retirement age) to some employees and classifying according to the priorities of need, as well as expanding the area of ​​investment projects. Determining the controls of its labor through its commitment to employ 90% of the Iraqis and 1-10% of foreign workers. This is for foreign companies. As for Iraqi investment companies, they are bound by the above item without a margin for any foreign labor.

On Sunday evening, Nuri al-Maliki chaired a meeting of the State of Law coalition bloc.

Al-Maliki stressed the continuation of discussions between the forces of the coordination framework and its allies on the one hand and the rest of the national forces on the other hand, in order to expedite the formation of the government and complete the rest of the constitutional entitlements related to the posts of the Presidency of the Republic and the Council of Ministers.

He pointed out that the coordination framework formed committees to conduct negotiations with the active forces in the political process, expressing his hope that these committees would reach results that would lead to showing the features of the new government after the Eid al-Adha holiday ends.

A source familiar with the political movement of the coordination framework forces had previously revealed the designation of three concerned committees to complete the procedures for forming the government to speed up its announcement.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, “The periodic meetings of the coordinating framework forces resulted in the nomination of three important committees, including the government program writing committee, which includes ten members of the second-grade leaders who specialize in the political, economic and legal fields.”

He added that the second negotiating committee includes some of the leaders who represented the framework in its negotiations with the parties and the active forces in the political process, in addition to the committee for managing the file or the political decision, which includes the leaders of the political forces affiliated with the framework.

Since the Sadrist bloc’s representatives submitted their resignations from the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement’s leader Muqtada al-Sadr from the political process, the coordinating framework has addressed the task of forming the new government and entered into internal negotiations and dialogues with other political forces, but until now it has not been officially announced that understandings have been reached between the two parties. The blocs lead to the formation of the government.

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The Highlights Of What Happened Between Al-Kazemi And The Special Representative Of The World Bank In Iraq


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Earth News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi received today, Monday, the Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Ramzi Noman, on the occasion of the end of his work.

The meeting witnessed, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Media Office, received by Earth News, “a review of the challenges facing the countries of the region in the fields of energy production and climate change.”

Al-Kazemi valued “the role played by the World Bank in supporting the reform directions implemented by the government, especially when the consultations are consistent with the Iraqi conditions and understand the Iraqi economic specificity,” and pointed out that “the government is determined to move forward with reforms; In order to provide better livelihoods for the Iraqi people.”

The Prime Minister stressed that the reform efforts adopted by the government have begun to bear tangible results through the economic indicators published by international organizations, and His Excellency renewed his confidence in the promising economic future of Iraq, which will be led by the younger generations.

For his part, Ramzi Numan expressed his “appreciation for the efforts of the Iraqi government in the field of economic reform, and its ability to implement it despite the difficult challenges, and he also praised the Iraqi efforts in the field of achieving regional economic integration in partnership with the rest of the countries in the region, which ultimately serves the Iraqi interest.”

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Joint statement of the Group of Seven, the European Union and the World Bank on Iraq

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Shafaq News/ The Economic Contact Group for Iraq announced on Monday, encouraging the Iraqi government to revive its economic reform agenda, while calling on the government to integrate climate considerations into its investments and development plans to improve food, water and energy security.

The group said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that “the G7 countries, the European Union, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund met yesterday to launch the joint presidency between Japan and the United Kingdom for the Economic Contact Group for Iraq.”

She added that “economic diversification and resilience are essential to the future prosperity of Iraq, as this will lead to the provision of basic services for all, economic opportunities including for women and youth, inclusive growth and greater stability for Iraqi society.”

The Iraq Economic Contact Group indicated that it continues to “stand ready to support the Iraqi government in implementing this important agenda for the Iraqi people.”

The group encouraged the Iraqi government to “revive its economic reform agenda, using the increased oil revenues to invest in Iraq’s long-term future, specifically improving infrastructure, providing water and electricity, human development, and shifting to green energy sources.”

It called on the Iraqi government to “integrate climate considerations into its investments and development plans to improve food, water and energy security,” noting that “establishing a thriving private sector is critical.”

The contact group stressed the need for “reforms to focus on improving competitiveness at the local and international levels, improving transparency and addressing corruption, as well as supporting the Iraqi economy, having a strong and independent financial sector, and a regulatory and tax environment that encourages increased business, and this in turn will allow the dynamic and young workforce in Iraq to thrive.” Creating businesses for the future, as well as attracting foreign investment.

The group concluded, that “a strong and targeted social safety net that ensures that the most vulnerable receive adequate support, the Iraq Economic Liaison Group will work to encourage the Iraqi government to move forward with reforms in this regard.”

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Resumption of dialogue between the two Kurdish parties regarding the presidency of the Republic

224 Policy  2022/07/04 13:32 
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Dilshad Shaaban, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, confirmed today, Monday, that dialogues will resume again between the two Kurdish parties.
Shaaban told (Baghdad Today), “The resumption of dialogues will be initiated, with the aim of reaching an agreement regarding important issues between the two parties, especially the presidency of the republic.”

He added, “The Democratic Party does not want to repeat the experience of 2018 and the Kurds go with more than one candidate for the presidency of the republic,” noting that “at the same time we want to preserve our electoral and political entitlement, and we hope others will make concessions.”
Earlier on Friday, a member of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament for the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Sabah Hassan, confirmed that a meeting will be held for the Kurdish parties next week, in the presence of the United Nations representative, Jenin Plasschaert .

Hassan told (Baghdad Today), “The Kurdish parties will try to resolve the files of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament elections, fix their date, and discuss the election law and the commission .”
He added that “the meeting will be held at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Region Presidency and sponsored by it, and in the presence of the representative of the United Nations, Jenin Plasschaert . “
He stressed that “this meeting will be the beginning of resolving all outstanding problems between the Kurdish parties, especially between the two main parties.”

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