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Larrykn Top envoy in Iraq warns Iran-backed militias, after IRGC tagged ‘terrorist’
larrykn Baghdad in danger, as Mosul dam suffers deteriorated situation: Authorities
larrykn Iraq offers to try all ISIS foreigners for a fee
larrykn The meeting is the first Iraqi Gulf for over 30 years.
Business & money Economy news _ Baghdad Saudi capital Riyadh Gulf meeting senior Iraqi, yielded an Iraqi plan of action, grounded in Gulf Riyadh, as a result of the first meeting between Iraq and the Secretariat of the GCC, in more than 30 years, leading to the signing of memorandums to boost security cooperation And military, as well as the launch of an investment conference in Baghdad soon to receive Gulf investments in Iraq.
Middle East newspaper, "Iraqi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from Qahtan al-Janabi," Riyadh witnessed today a common strategic action plan starting between Iraq and the Secretariat of the GCC, which included work on memoranda, aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two sides in five critical sectors. "
Janabi said that "full meeting today, Riyadh, between an Iraqi delegation, headed by Nizar goodness Allah senior agent for the State Department, and the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, led by Abdul Aziz aluwaisheg Assistant Secretary-General for political affairs and negotiations with the Council, fruit The launch of a joint strategic action plan between Iraq and the GCC, "revealing" an investment conference will be arranged soon in Baghdad this year.
larrykn Janabi said that "this plan was approved today by the Iraqi Cabinet and the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which are now ready and will, in order to activate the details and configure common Gulf Iraqi Committee".
According to Ambassador al-Janabi, under this plan, will soon sign a memorandum of understanding between the parties, "to promote cooperation and partnership in the political, security and military sectors, coordination on political positions and consultations on regional and international issues, as well as military coordination And training, to strengthen security in the region and the fight against terrorism, extremism and organized crime. "
"The second sector in this plan for cooperation, trade and economic investment sector, to explore and exploit the great opportunities in Iraq, by the GCC, and facilitate the movement of goods between Iraq and Member States through the signing of memorandums of understanding to facilitate the movement of goods, Consistent with standards and customs "
pointing out that the third sector is education, so as to share experiences and provide scholarships and cooperate and coordinate positions with universities and twinning the fourth sector encompasses health and environment through the adoption of healthy programs and exchange training and medical and health domain expertise."
"The GCC is keen to create a consensus and agreement with Iraq on the environment and health as a vital area, especially that Iraq is an important part of the territory of the region, in the presence of others and to develop a strategy to protect the environment, Iraq ready to sign and implement agreed."
larrykn The Iraqi Ambassador noted that "sector v in this plan, is youth and sports sector," adding that "both sides underlined the importance of Iraq's membership in the Council system cooperation in this sector specifically, and work to integrate various kinds of sports in Iraq with those of Member States, as well as strengthening Connect young people on both sides. "
Statement from the joint meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iraq today and ensure that meeting came out which binds Member States to Iraq, from the bonds of brotherhood and neighbourliness, and the bond of interests and common destiny, lofty, check the welfare and development of people. "
"The meeting also came upon a common desire of the cooperation Council and Iraq, in light of the high politics and eagerness to promote relations between the two parties, the two sides agreed to form a Joint Committee to follow up and continue coordination and consultation between the parties."
The two sides discussed ways to strengthen relations between the GCC and Iraq, in economic, political, security, cultural, media, education, health and sports, in the light of the joint work plan for the period from 2019 to 2024, and agreed upon by both sides.
The two sides agreed to strengthen strategic policy coordination between the two sides, to strengthen security and stability in the region, the fight against terrorism and enhance economic plan in such areas as trade, industry and investment, oil, energy, agriculture and the private sector. http://economy-news.net/content.php?id=16214
larrykn WOW : This is what we have been waiting to see, they are working on all the areas that need to be boosted. Iraq seems to want to get this done now, maybe changes are a coming .
larrykn Iraq and Syria agree to open port-based Abu Kamal border crossing
Business & money Economy news _ Baghdad Head of Iraqi border ports, Kazim punitive, Thursday, on the results of its participation in the meetings of the Iraqi-Syrian Committee regarding border axis, indicating agreement to open the existing port Abu Kamal border crossing.
Kumar said in a statement "the economy news received a copy of it, that" we have agreed with our brothers in Syria to open the existing port Republic Abu Kamal on configuration requirements for trade and transit of persons as soon as possible. "
He said he "expected that these requirements are provided within a maximum period of 6 months as the two countries agreed to continue coordination and consultation in the field of open border and the rest by the security situation."
It was emphasized that "working to close all informal crossings to reduce smuggling attempts which poses a threat to national security and a waste of public money, we hope that our brothers in the Anbar Province Governor of Anbar to provide necessary support lgharad accelerate the open port and the interests of the two fraternal ".
chattels RBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has instructed the Ministry of Finance to send funds for Peshmerga salaries to the Kurdistan Region, after months of delay in disbursing monies that were allocated in the 2019 budget.
chattels ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Amid sanctions targetting Iran, the United States will re-examine oil waivers for eight countries in May which could affect Iraq, said State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, a day following Washington designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.
chattels According to the latest satellite data, Iraq flares over 16 billion cubic meters (bcm) of associated gas each year, making it the second-largest gas flaring country in the world.
chattels " Even in the most difficult circumstances we recognize that Iraq must ensure its resources are managed sustainably for future generations. Flaring is not only bad for the environment, it represents several billion dinars going up in smoke. "
Dr. Hamed Younis Saleh, Deputy Minister of Oil for Gas Affairs
chattels The volume of gas currently flared in Iraq represents an estimated annual economic loss of about $2.5 billion and would be sufficient to meet most of the country’s unmet needs for gas-based power generation.
chattels The foregoing was an article from 2017.
chattels Imagine the impact upon the environment.
chattels “Considering Iraq’s continuing security issues, it is commendable that the government plans for a future without routine flaring and is willing to make a commitment by endorsing the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” Initiative.
chattels 2030 is far too late according to " AOC ". The world will have ended.
Chattels The House of Representatives completes the reading of two laws and raises its session to the Sabbath
[Baghdad-En] The House of Representatives ended its eighth session of the second legislative term for the first legislative year in the fourth parliamentary session under the chairmanship of Mr. Mohamed Halbusi on Wednesday in the presence of 234 deputies to read the first two draft laws and voted on the appointment of Mohammed Jaafar Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr as ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
chattels During the session, which was chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi, the first reading of the draft investment law of mineral, submitted by the Committee on Economy and Investment, for the purpose of encouraging and attracting investment in the field of mineral wealth and the promotion of this economic activity as the law of regulation of mineral investment No. 91 of 1988 Is no longer in line with the requirements of the mineral investment activity in addition to allowing the Iraqi private sector or foreign to enter into this investment.
The Council postponed the first reading of the draft law amending the Social Welfare Law No. 126 of 1980, submitted by the Labor, Social Affairs, Migration and Displaced Persons Committee at the request of the government representative.
It was also decided to postpone reading the report and discussing the draft law of the Sixth Amendment to the Implementation Law No. (45) of 1980 submitted by the Legal Committee at the request of the concerned committee for its maturity.
It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until next Saturday.
chattels Mosul faces political crisis after governor dismissed
Mustafa Saadoun April 10, 2019
chattels Construction of the new central bank, designed by the late Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid on the west bank of the Tigris River, is expected to be completed within the year.
Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/baghdads-rasheed-street-to-be-revamped.html#ixzz5kmwNSDJ9
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