Don961: What have we here !!?? .. visiting Washington are we ? ...
Samson: Finance Minister discusses with US Treasury Secretary strengthening economic relationship
12th April, 2019
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Fuad Hussein met with the US Treasury Secretary during a visit to Washington.
"In Washington, I met with US Treasury Secretary Stephen M. Menuchin, among other things, political developments in the region and ways to strengthen economic relations between Iraq and the United States," Hussein wrote on his Twitter account. LINK
Godlover: I like that they are speaking of the the oil & gas law & can see the importance/need to pass imo.
Samson: Deputy for the conquest: passing the law of oil and gas stop claims to form regions
11th April, 2019
A member of the House of Representatives in the alliance of conquest, Abdul Hadi Mohan, on Thursday, the existence of many problems and crises in Iraq to the delay of the adoption of the oil and gas law.
"The reasons for raising a lot of problems in the country are due to the delay in approving the oil and gas law so far," Mohan said in a statement issued by Nass on April 11, 2019. "The lack of approval leads to the continuation of these problems."
Mohan stressed the need to "there will be a national will by all political blocs to pass the law of oil and gas as the adoption will ensure that the provinces are not required to form regions." LINK
Samson: The Iraqi Exhibition in Kuwait
Within the framework of cultural cooperation between Kuwait and Iraq, the Iraqi Embassy in Kuwait held the historic exhibition "Mesopotamia ... Cultural Heritage", in cooperation with the Kuwaiti researcher Dr. Hassan Ashkani.
Ambassador Alaa Al Hashimi opened the exhibition in the presence of a number of Kuwaiti diplomats and dignitaries. The ambassador said that the exhibition is part of cultural agreements between Iraq and Kuwait and will be activated as it will start with an Iraqi cultural week in Kuwait embodying Iraq's culture, arts and history as well as cultural events.
Kuwaiti in Iraq, to highlight the cognitive and cultural aspects of Kuwait, in order to be recognized by the Iraqi public. LINK
Samson: I discussed with Christopher Wilson, Assistant #US Trade Representative to #Europe and the #Middle_East, Iraq's accession to @wto , enhancing trade between our countries, & continue cooperation to achieve economic growth in #Iraq . @IraqiGovt @USEmbBaghdad
Clare: WTO ... GREAT!! (thumbs up)
Iobey777: Hmm!! Very interesting!! So...has Iraq been accepted into the WTO and this is an announcement of such? It certainly seems to be!
Samson: Trade signed a joint document with the Kurdistan region to complete the files of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization
The Ministry of Commerce signed a joint memorandum with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Kurdistan region during a workshop in Erbil on the files to be completed for Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the need to continue to communicate to resolve any problems that occur between the Center and the region.
The representative of the delegation of the central government, Assistant Director General of the Department of Private Sector Development Musab Osama at the opening of the workshop, that "Iraq is a federal state and Iraq's economic interest is one interest, there is no difference between Baghdad and Erbil and Basra," adding that the organization of business and standardization of views on the files of the WTO The world will have a great impact on everyone without a difference."
The workshop, which was held in Arbil under the auspices of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the region in the framework of the Ministry of Commerce seeks to organize and unify the views on the files of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The workshop included a full presentation on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the files that Iraq must complete to be a WTO member followed by bilateral meetings between representatives of ministries in the Government of the Center and their counterparts in the Government of the Region. LINK
Don961: Armed factions control Iraq's ports and seize 45 billion dollars a year
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Baghdad - Writings
$ 45 billion in annual revenue from outlets that the Iraqi government knows nothing about and can not control or dispose of.
Shocking statements by Haidar al-Mulla, a leader of the National Coalition, in a statement on Thursday, April 11, 2019, revealing that he has 100% confidence, confirms that Iraq controls only 10% of the total revenues of outlets, which amounts to 50 billion dollars annually and subject to examination Only 5 billion.
Mullah said that those who object to his statements, he must declare the fact that certain armed factions affiliated to the parties in force in Iraq to the ports by force of arms, which requires urgent intervention by the state to limit the arms and tighten security to ensure the security of Iraqis. link
Samson: Oil exceeds $ 71 a barrel
Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by ongoing OPEC-led supply cuts and US sanctions on oil exports from Iran and Venezuela.
Brent crude futures were $ 71.07 a barrel, up 18 cents, or 0.3 percent, from the previous close. Futures for the West Texas Intermediate crude was $ 63.84 a barrel, up 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, from the previous settlement price.
"We expect Brent crude and WTI crude to average $ 75 a barrel and $ 67 a barrel respectively over the remainder of this year, but the risks are more bullish," RBC Capital Markets said in a note. "The rising waves fueled by geopolitical factors could drive prices towards $ 80 a barrel or even break this level for intermittent periods this summer," the Canadian bank said.
Oil markets have surged more than a third this year thanks to OPEC-led supply cuts, US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela for crude, and escalating fighting in Libya. Venezuela's output is falling with US sanctions added to a deep economic and political crisis, with the US government expected to tighten oil sanctions on Iran in May. LINK
7-FA: Lesson of the fence
There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper to hammer a nail in the back fence.
The first day the boy had driven thirty-seven nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out a nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.
When we say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say ‘I’m sorry,’ the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.”
“Know this, my beloved brethren.
Let every man be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger.” - James 1:19
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