millionday] here we go
[millionday] UN Special Representative to Iraq and the Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Nickolay Mladenov, on Monday said the recent "expanded cooperation" between Iraq and Kuwait promises further progress on pending files and has made his job easier.
Mladenov told the Security Council as it examined Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's recent periodic report on UNAMI's activities that Iraq and Kuwait "are exploring cooperation in culture, youth, trade, transport, commerce and other common areas of interest.
The cementing of ties bodes well for furthering progress on issues that are 22 years old and need to be brought to a close."
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[millionday] He also said that UNAMI's task is made easier by the "deepening and expanding nature of Iraq-Kuwait cooperation." It is the first time Mladenov addresses the Council since he was appointed last September as the new UN Head in Iraq, succeeding Martin Kobler, and since the Council decided last June to hand over the responsibility of the missing Kuwaiti nationals and property files to UNAMI.
[Domino] millionday That sounds like they are winding up UNAMI
[millionday] note -- i watched this and the UNAMI was very happy with Iraq '
[millionday] Mladenov said Iraq itself "is not a stranger to the grief of the missing. Thus Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights has shown commitment in this humanitarian search. It is regrettable that these painstaking efforts have failed to provide tangible results to date."
He assured the Kuwaiti families that UNAMI "will play its mandated role with this in mind." Mladenov also welcomed Kuwait's "intention to appoint an official dedicated to the file to be based in Baghdad, and with whom UNMAMI looks forward to working closely," stressing that the issue of missing persons "remains an important priority" for UNAMI.
millionday] note -- he commented that the Iraqis have shown care for human`s and their own and so he is assured they are also caring about the kuwaiti missing and are exhausting the resources that they have at all times '
[millionday] On the missing property, he said the national archives are "seminal to a country's history. Kuwait rightly considers the original national archives as part of its identity, treasure and history." He noted that Iraq's efforts to remedy the loss of Kuwaiti property have yielded results over the years, "however, it is disappointing to note that few clued have emerged to date that would give stakeholders hope as to identifying the whereabouts of these national archives."
Iraqi Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hakim also told the Council that his government "continues to be committed" to fulfill Council resolutions pertaining to the missing Kuwaiti national and property,"
[millionday] "highlighted the excellent and developing relations between Iraq and Kuwait and the existing cooperation in this area." On the situation in Iraq, Mladenov said the Iraqi people continues to face serious challenges, especially in the security sector because of terrorists who incite sectarian hatred, stressing that unless the conflict in Syria is resolved, the situation in Iraq will remain chaotic.
[millionday] note -- he did say that but we have something else to talk about concerning this when we get done with this
[millionday] "Today, more than ever, Iraq's challenges cannot be considered in isolation from the broader risks that face the region. Resolving the Syrian crisis through an inclusive national project and adopting a regional strategy against all forms of religious or sectarian extremism are vital to bringing stability to Iraq," he said.
He conveyed to the Council a message from his Iraqi interlocutors "all shared a growing anxiety that outside influences, including the situation in Syria and the regional tensions as a whole, are fuelling the terrorist threat to Iraq." He also noted Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's call to host an international conference aiming to unify efforts to combat terrorism and ward off radicalism.
[millionday] note -- the reason i am bringing this is that they made this very important at the UNSC today -- security is a huge problem
[millionday] In his latest report to the Council, Ban said terrorist acts have increased in Iraq to "levels not seen since 2008," compelling 5,000 Iraqis this year to join the 1.13 million internally displaced persons who fled their homes amid the 2006-208 sectarian violence.
[millionday] so that is the end of that report but we read about -nthe issue last week or the one before and it was concerning the anbar meeting that was going to take place
[millionday] it took place today and it was maliki and the governor of anbar -- they are working together on putting to use the many plans and offers they have concerning anbar and the security needed in the area due to being on the syria border etc
[millionday] they have to feel secure to move around and spend money, sell things, and also come in the country to invest - so it is so very important to secure the borders for that reason and all the other ones you can think of brb with more
[millionday] Planned central bank with the relevant authorities to get to the economic system integrated through a call to the private banks to send its observations and proposals on amending laws Central Bank and money laundering and banks to reach enact laws that serve the economic process in joint efforts by the central bank and private banks.
opened the central bank governor Agency Abdul Basit Turki Saeed yesterday workshop, which was launched in the presence and participation of private banks and a number of economic figures which will continue for a period of five days for the purpose of discussing the proposals made by a number of private banks in order to promote the reality of banking.
millionday] note -- we had this at roundtable but i am posting it again
[millionday] Said in his speech the way that I attended (morning) that the central bank plans to discuss the banking laws, and on this basis were required to the relevant authorities to submit proposals to get to the workshop.
added that there is more than one reason to reconsider the laws foremost it was issued from the Coalition Provisional Authority at the time Besides that there is a need emerged through experience to develop such laws, along with the need for the establishment of the bank, in turn, driving the country's economy.
[millionday] stressed the need to propose draft laws suitable for Iraq in the coming years and not for periods of utensils and stay away from all that is not feasible, explaining that this workshop will determine the point of action banking in Iraq in addition to that it would be supportive at the legislative level and expressed his wishes for success and acceptance of all views to be put forward,
pointing out that they opportunity will not be repeated. The agenda of the workshop for two days the first and second discussion of the Central Bank Law No. 56 of 2004 as will be discussed laws of others in the rest of the days of the workshop.
[millionday] note -- i am going to do a little work on finding out about these laws but got held up today --
[millionday] For his part, Dr. Abdul Rasul Abdullah Jassim Director at the Central Bank to reconsider the importance of the laws because there are banking terms extracted from the English translation, indicating the importance of reconsidering those propositions to suit the knowledge of Iraq and its history for the advancement of the legal process of economic development.
The methodology of the track at this stage because there are a lot of legal texts banking marred by a lack of clarity. said banking expert Haseeb Kazim Javed said there is a need to reconsider all rulings and issued in accordance with the Constitution and the preservation of the independence of the bank.
He pointed out that the Central Bank is the oldest bank in the region and the Middle East was founded in 1947 as well as other Iraqi banks had been established before that date is evidence that Iraq has the experience and knowledge necessary to qualify for the lack of dependence on foreign legislation.
[millionday] In the same vein, said Walid Idi Abdul Nabi, the Bank's work for years to take measures to improve the regulatory environment and increasing the density of banking where increased bank branches in proportion to the preparation of the population, adding that the majority of the laws governing the banking business of the bank written in foreign terminology peculiar to the banks where There is a corresponding text in Arabic,
stressing the importance of conducting adjustments in line with the transition to a market economy and liberalization of the economy totalitarian. were interventions in the workshop by some officials of private banks touched during which the importance of maintaining the integrity of the monetary policy and the treatment of letters of guarantee and respect the freedom to practice the business of banks and emphasize the need not to continue to work laws passed since 10 years of the Coalition Provisional Authority Adin this as improper.
millionday] this is the last part of this report and it is summary of the workshop --
[millionday] it is hoped to get rid of the workshop is to modify the number of paragraphs in the banking laws, the most important of Article 28 of the Banking Act that limit the freedom of banks Private and exercise its investment and commercial activities as: Experts said the cancellation of Article 28 of the Banking Act will be decided by the workshop where the trend now is that the bank will turn Developmental and lift all impediments to the exercise of this role while expecting others to be adjusted not canceled because it was drafted in a manner intersecting with Article 27 of the same law.
[millionday] so i will do the research about where we will be with this all in place
[millionday] i am going to make sure we are informed through this summit so tomorrow should show us more on it because they were spending the first two days on these laws and then doing everything else on the next few days
millionday] we are seeing many comments on what we are going to and when we are going to see changes in the reality but let me say-- a smarter many then us has commented on this --- shabibi said we will just see it and that is how it looks by what we ar seeing
[millionday] to say that they are doing all of these things just to sit and wait while we have so very little to wait on just makes no sense
[millionday] understand they are rushing to get everything at the same time – done so i will see you tomorrow and have a great night