CandyKisses:  In the presence of 199 deputies. Parliament holds its session under the chairmanship of Al-Halbousi

Baghdad – Nas

Today, Saturday, the House of Representatives held its session under the chairmanship of Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi.    

The media department of the House of Representatives stated in a statement received by “NAS” a copy of it, (January 28, 2023), that “Al-Halbousi, opened the work of session No. (3) of the fifth electoral cycle of the second legislative year of the first legislative term.”

“The number of attendees at the meeting was 199,” she said.

She added that “the Council has completed the first reading of the draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage of 1992.”

“The Council has completed the first reading of the draft law ratifying the Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation with regard to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax Evasion between the Governments of Iraq and the Netherlands,” she said.

Earlier, the media department of the House of Representatives published details of the agenda for today’s session.


Tishwash:  Prime Minister: Our financial situation is the best since 2003

Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani affirmed Iraq’s need for a new type of relationship with the international coalition, while noting that the financial situation is the best since 2003.

“Our visit to France represents a quantum leap in the relationship between the two countries and took a strategic turn through the signing of the strategic partnership agreement, which includes up to 50 articles covering all security, economic, social and cultural sectors,” Al-Sudani said during his television interview with the France 24 channel group, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office. and educational.”

He added, “Iraq does not need foreign combat forces, but rather cooperation with the international coalition led by the United States or with countries outside the international coalition in the field of combating terrorism and ensuring stability and security,” stressing that “the presence of the international coalition in Iraq at the request of the former Iraqi government, It is subject to a professional dialogue in accordance with a political agreement determined by the official security authorities regarding the issue of staying advisors, determining their numbers and locations, and cooperating in the field of training and exchanging information.”

He continued, “We need a new pattern of relationship with the international coalition, based on cooperation, exchange of information and joint action, while ensuring Iraq’s sovereignty over its lands, waters and skies, and the National Security Council is conducting a review to define the framework of the relationship according to the principles we mentioned,” noting that “since today The first is for our undertaking our work tasks, we were keen to play the role of rapprochement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab brothers in order to perpetuate rapprochement and understanding, leading to security and reducing tensions in the region.

And between, “We have obtained assurances from these countries, and we are continuing our efforts. There is a keenness of the two countries to resume these meetings under the auspices of Iraq, and soon we will contribute to achieving a meeting in Baghdad.”

He explained, “Dialogue is the best way to communicate with Turkey and Iran, and we have recently taken decisions at the level of the National Security Council, with the presence of federal forces to prevent the infiltration of armed groups that use Iraqi territory to attack Turkey and Iran.”

He pointed out that “the budget law will contribute to resolving the bulk of the issue of financial transfers in accordance with the constitution, and then we move to the most important step represented in the legislation of the oil and gas law, which regulates the relationship between the federal government, the regional government and the oil-producing governorates,” stressing that “there is a rise in prices.” As a result of fluctuations in the exchange rate of the dollar, but overall our financial situation is the best since 2003, we have continuous revenues from oil, and stocks of foodstuffs.”

And he continued, “We have important procedures and decisions that contribute to achieving structural economic reform in the financial and banking system, which has witnessed distorted trade over the past years through the currency sale window,” noting that “there are question marks that these standards are intended to be applied at this time or at this stage.” The time period of a 3-month-old government, while it was absent for years in previous governments, the sale of the dollar per day exceeded 300 million dollars, in illegal trade, money coming out with the titles of smuggling and money laundering.

He went on to say: “A delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a group of specialists will visit Washington, bringing with it several files. One of these files will be dealt with with the US Federal Bank and the Treasury Department, to find out the repercussions of applying the standards set by the US Treasury in a manner that guarantees the desired goal of all parties.” He explained that “a memorandum of understanding was signed in the field of combating corruption. France is cooperating in the field of recovering Iraq’s money before and after 2003, and efforts will be made by both parties to recover the money and wanted persons.”  link


CandyKisses:  Saudi newspaper: Sudanese signed the broadest and most comprehensive agreement after 2003 with France

Information/ Baghdad.

The Saudi newspaper “Asharq Al-Awsat” described Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’s steps towards concluding agreements with France as positive and important to improve the economy and services, indicating that the Sudanese will deepen Iraq’s role in the region clearly.
A report published by the newspaper quoted a government source as saying that “Sudani’s visit to France at this time aims to expand the frameworks of cooperation in several files, and to transform the positive relationship between the two countries into a productive relationship that is clearly reflected on the economic and service conditions in Iraq.”

The government source, who asked not to be named or captured, added that “the Sudanese adopts the principle of productive diplomacy in the file of foreign relations, instead of formal or sham relations,” stressing that “the policy of openness pursued by the Sudanese government has deepened Iraq’s regional and international role, contrary to what was imagined that this government may be isolated externally.”

On the agreements signed between Iraq and France, the source pointed out that they “reflect the French president’s personal interest in developing and developing relations between the two countries.”
He pointed out that the agreements are “the first of their kind after 2003, and the most comprehensive in more than half a century of the history of Iraqi-French relations, which were characterized by consolidation and stability despite the different regimes and covenants.”

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