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[millionday] --Sub Minister for Foreign affairs , Labeed Abawi discussed with Ziad Bader, Head of the International Mission for Financing Corporation (IFC) the possibilities of implementing by the International Foundation development and investment and consultancy projects in Iraq. A statement by the Foreign Ministry said : " The meeting also witnessed discussion about keeping the link with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to facilitate the work of the Foundation in Baghd
[millionday] international foundation development -- nice we like that !!
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[millionday] Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq and the beginning of a new chapter in our bilateral relationship. Over the past year, Iraq has assumed an increasingly prominent place in the region politically and economically. For example, Iraq hosted an Arab League Summit as well as “P5+1” negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. It now produces more oil than at any time in the last 30 years and is projected to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2013.
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[millionday] The United States welcomes Iraq’s success and will continue to strive to support all the Iraqi people, through the Strategic Framework Agreement that governs our bilateral relationship, in safeguarding the constitutional rights of all citizens, providing essential services to the people, developing its economy, and establishing a modern military to defend its sovereignty. For the United States, a top priority is to expand American investment and commercial ties with Iraq, especially since bolstering the private sector here is critical to growing the economy, reaching full employment, and raising the standard of living.
[millionday] As a matter of fact, the U.S. Pavilion at the Baghdad International Fair in November featured a broad range of leading American companies eager to do business in Iraq. Iraqi exports to the United States rose 40 percent in 2011 while U.S. exports to Iraq rose 47 percent. Iraq recently took possession of an American-built Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, which can carry more passengers and cargo farther than any other jetliner today. Iraq also is scheduled to begin taking delivery of 30 Next-Generation Boeing 737s in mid-2013.
[millionday] The United States government has demonstrated its commitment to Iraq’s development by investing nearly $8.8 billion since 2003 on infrastructure and projects promoting civil society, democracy, and economic growth, as well as projects focused on humanitarian assistance, education, health, and the environment. For example, the U.S. Agency for International development’s Community Action Program helped local communities from Dohuk to Al Anbar to Basrah complete 10,000 local projects, such as building schools, health clinics, roads, and water networks.
[millionday] Even though U.S. troops departed over a year ago, we continue to work with Iraq to rebuild its military into a more professional and effective defense force that contributes to peace and security in the region. Through the Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation, we are equipping Iraq with aircraft and naval vessels to help it protect its borders and meet its legitimate defense needs in the coming years. Our important military leadership, human rights, and technical training programs for Iraqi military personnel are part of a close and productive security relationship which we expect will grow and evolve for years to come. The overall relationship between the United States and Iraq goes beyond politics, economics, and security. We are particularly proud of the people-to-people connections. We are supporting programs in the arts, sciences, and education and are partnering with universities throughout the country to institutionalize the educational linkages that are vital to both countries.
millionday] An increasing number of Iraqis are studying in the United States (up 31 per cent from last year) and benefitting from the best higher education system in the world. The Embassy sends hundreds of other young people for exchange visits to the United States, as well. We are also enhancing the bilateral cultural relationship by bringing musical acts, poets, filmmakers, and authors to share their perspectives with Iraqi audiences. Over one thousand disadvantaged Iraqi youths are among those who have enrolled in our immensely popular English language programs, and our prestigious Fulbright Scholarship program funds more Iraqis to continue their graduate studies in the United States than students from any other country in the region.
[millionday] . Americans and Iraqis are meeting, learning and working together in unprecedented numbers to help both our countries share a vibrant, prosperous, and democratic future. The United States will continue to be a true friend to Iraq. We will help as friends do, be honest as friends are, and work together toward common goals as friends must. This is my government’s commitment and my personal promise
[millionday] this is a report from the US and is an obvious portion of the strategic framework agreement that they are implementing -- very good news to see this in action and as an actual agreement that we know has many positive things in it for us and for them as well -- very good news
millionday] it seems they are actually implementing it as we have seen in the news from the last couple days
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[ROBINREDHED] very nice
[millionday] the Committee held five problem of political blocs President last night a new meeting in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Al-mutlaq. The Office said in a statement received in Baghdad Baghdad international news agency//on Saturday, that "the Committee add to Iraq's President, Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, head of the National Alliance and Khaled Mohsen Al-saadun and Al-Attiyah and Hadi al-Amiri, discussed ways to respond to the demands of protesters and to prepare for the meeting in order to adopt the amnesty law in Parliament and examine proposals to be submitted by the Office of Iraq's President to amend or repeal legal accountability, justice and the fourth paragraph of the terrorism Act".
[millionday] "The meeting, which was attended by Iraqi MPs from Salman Al-jumaili and Ahmed tracks masters an atmosphere of understanding and agreement on the importance of implementation of the demands of the protesters in accordance with the law and the Constitution as the popular demands to respond to most of what is in the public interest and provide greater cohesion among citizens
[millionday] so they had an emergency meeting to prepare to implement all the demands that are matching to the existing law
[ROBINREDHED] so this is for the demonstrations that are still going on?
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[millionday] just wanted to add something as well -- the US has stated that their top priority is to expand investment in Iraq
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[millionday] The head of Iraqi industrial assembly Abdul Hassan Shammari the importance of openness towards the global industrial blocs and build bridges of cooperation between Iraq and those countries to the benefit to the local economy as well as to the introduction of advanced technologies to the country. At a time announced by the Ministry of Industry activate Economic and Industrial Cooperation between Iraq and the Czech Republic. Said Shammari in an interview (morning) that the country has to heading towards reducing the gap between Iraq and the outside world through the adoption of technology transfer mechanisms local to Iraq through the mass participation or investment and other cooperation mechanisms, and
millionday] pointed to the importance that there be integration in the activation of local industry through the adoption of a policy of protecting local products, which imposes upon that produces materials and goods with international quality specifications. He Shammari said memoranda of understanding governing with the countries of the world are of great importance for it is a step closer views between Iraq and the world, especially as the international companies want to work in Iraq to detect them the importance of the Iraqi market stemming from the weight of business dealings Alhalahoukal Director General of the Department of investments in the Ministry of Industry:
millionday] has approval by the prime minister to start the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Industry and Minerals and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Prague 2012 and the development of relations of cooperation between the two ministries and to create the conditions necessary to promote activities between Iraqi and Czech companies in the markets of both countries. He said in a press statement: This note will contribute to the promotion and development of relations between the two countries in the areas of development of trade and economic relations and facilitate new investments as well as promoting
[millionday] note -- seems as a step for entry into the world for trade
[millionday] industrial cooperation, trade and facilitate communication events between pilot projects between the two countries in addition to the promotion of cooperation and understanding and the broadest field between the private sector, taking into account economic policies with the need to strengthen links partnership pilot projects through participation in exhibitions and seminars and all commercial activities that contribute to the convergence of businessmen, stressing the desire of the two ministries in the development of relations of industrial cooperation in bilateral industry (petrochemicals - engineering industries - water management - energy contained renewable sources - the automotive industry - mining - information and communication technology - military industries - agricultural machinery - food and chemical industries)
millionday] He should be invited Czech companies to invest in various projects industries strategy in Iraq and to participate in public calls announced by the Ministry with the agreement on training Iraqi cadres in various industrial fields and administrative in the Czech Republic where he parties to sustain the dialogue in the light of their activities and create favorable conditions for the development of Industrial Relations and to serve the mutual interests of both countries as well as develop and promote the flow of investments between the two countries.
[millionday] this is obviously a huge press statement and shows us that we are very close to watching iraq enter into the world market -- these steps are very telling
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[ROBINREDHED] millionday wow
[ROBINREDHED] this is the first time we have seen so many countries vying to be part of the iraqi economy
millionday] hold on to your socks !!
[millionday] Union called businessmen to the importance of expediting the formation of the "Council for Consumer Protection" according to Article (4 - first) of the same Act, noting that the Iraqi market is now open to all imported goods, which can cause many of the dire consequences, both on the ground Economic and industrial, or on consumers, calling at the same time the need to adopt specifications Iraqi and international to determine the degree quality of goods and services in order to prevent damage to the consumer, while stressing Union on the importance of completing the capacity of the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control, human and technical, and to ensure secure maximum protection, recommended during a seminar held in this regard to educate citizens about their rights and how to claim them at all levels of education, and
[millionday] in coordination with unions and professional organizations and religious institutions and women's organizations, especially the quality of food commodities and appropriate toys for curriculum educational, demanding the Central Agency for Standardization in to take over part of the missions outreach quality goods and services. The contract Businessmen Union in cooperation with the Center for International symposium discussed ways to activate the Consumer Protection Act earlier this month and attended (morning), and seeks to promote the seminar one another held this weekend to discuss a series of recommendations reached by the participants in the first seminar, and also indicates Moreover, Vice President of the Federation on behalf of Jamil Antoine, sometimes mentioned the
[millionday] note -- to be held this weekend --
jimplants] They have to have a tariff law for this not to mention no chapter 7
[millionday] (morning) that the process of discussion and activating the technical aspects of the Consumer Protection Act is a legitimate ongoing aims of which seek to mature economic reform process in general, especially as the volume of cooperation in this area considerably between sector Special one side and CIPE from the other side, pointing out that Iraq is in dire need of legislation and the application of this law after becoming important local markets teeming with various kinds of goods that are difficult to control, especially in terms of quality and hygiene control.
[millionday] note -- to end wed
[millionday] He Antoine to the seminar next to be held also in collaboration with the Center for the state end next Wednesday Istrikzaaly discuss a range of recommendations, is the result of what I got out a series of seminars held this goal, noting that the most prominent will be discussed during the symposium is coming accelerate the formation of the Council consumer protection pursuant to Article (4 - first) of the Act and activating activity and Manual transmission with private sector organizations by equal or more and add representatives from the Ministry of Human Rights and Integrity Commission and an internal system shows this relationship according to a methodology of work is routine and the clock assisted electronic management system , and
[millionday] electronic management system == data systems activated
[ROBINREDHED] so translate for me, and type slow so i will get it
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[millionday] this is the activation of the consumer protection act that will monitor that goods coming in through imports are not carp and have a place for consumers to complain and get their money back ect
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[millionday] seeking to operate on the principle of independence of the Board and make track and not judicial security, as well as a mechanism to speed up the judicial proceedings and the adoption of the principle of deterrent black list of abusers to the consumer and that according to the standards of oversight and accountability. Iraq has suffered from the flow of different types and variety of goods and imported materials across its borders, which negatively impacted on the economic impact, particularly industrial, causing a halt of many factories and public and private companies, and also led to the occurrence of flooding Favourites affected much on the level and quality of goods in the Iraqi market,
[millionday] which is now experiencing reception various kinds of goods that do not bear the slightest international standards. confirms specialists in the economic importance of the application of the Consumer Protection Act, revealing that he was hurt بالمحصلة ultimately support the process of economic reform initiated by Iraq since years, stressing at the same time is an urgent need to apply some of the mechanisms and work towards passing laws contribute to consumer protection and reduce the chances of admission materials is identical to the lowest specifications, especially as the philosophy most prominent cited by the Consumer Protection Act are (competitive), which invite them to assert that the private sector is not monopolized as much as the presence of such a monopoly in the public sector, which
[millionday] note -- this also signifies international compliance on goods exported and its quality control
[millionday] does not allow alternative options to the consumer in many cases. source in the Union of businessmen said that the seminar next will focus on a number of Alamuribrzha call to adopt specifications Iraqi and international to determine the degree quality of goods and services, including prevents damage to the consumer, and that is committed to the product and the source and the advertiser and his relationship marketing goods and services, as well as the claim that the conditions include economic agreements and international trade with Iraq has no provision for the responsibility of those countries for the quality of goods and services and project contracts, and to approve measures quality Iraqi goods intended for export to encourage competitiveness inside and outside Iraq and export subsidies, and source pointed out that those recommendations concerning quality assurance of goods and services entering Iraq, but
[ROBINREDHED] dont we need tariff for that?
[millionday] yes they will have customs laws in place but can choose to not tax for a while of they want but that would make their free zones not affective for the countries that would feel as though they are receiving special treament of a competitive advantage in trading with iraq
[ROBINREDHED] millionday i see
[millionday] this is also for the activation of the economic reform and is a huge sign of how close it is
[millionday] that the seminar will raise other recommendations for the