CandyKisses:  Baghdad hosts conference of transport ministers of Gulf countries and neighboring Iraq to establish the “dry canal”

A spokesman for the Iraqi government said on Tuesday that the capital Baghdad will host next Saturday a conference of transport ministers in the Gulf countries and neighboring Iraq to discuss the project to establish a “dry canal.”

Bassem Al-Awadi, spokesman for the Iraqi government, said in a statement received by Shafaq News, “Based on the Iraqi government’s vision of the importance of economic integration among the countries of the region, and in line with the government program that is based on economic reform and advancing strategic projects, the capital, Baghdad, will host, on Saturday, May 27, 2023, a conference of transport ministers of Iraq’s neighboring countries and the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

With the aim of discussing the promising project represented by the strategic development road (dry channel), which constitutes the vital path. It is important for all countries of the region and the world.”

He added that “this conference comes within the government’s path in strengthening cooperation and economic cohesion with brothers and friends, which represents a foundation for peace, stability and prosperity of our peoples, and consolidates Baghdad’s position as a tent of security and partnership, and a springboard for sustainable development.”

Tishwash:  Parliamentary Finance holds a crucial meeting to complete the vote on the budget

The Parliamentary Finance Committee held a meeting, on Tuesday, in preparation for settling the general budget law.

A representative source said in a statement to Al-Maalouma, “The committee continues discussions to pass the budget, and it held a crucial meeting to discuss bridging the deficit within the budget.” He added, “The most prominent dispute over the budget centers on determining the proportion of the Kurdistan region and granting oil-producing provinces their financial entitlements within the budget.”

A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Aref Al-Hamami, confirmed that great progress had been made during the negotiations to pass and amend the budget, suggesting that the approval of the budget be delayed until the end of this month to complete the negotiations.In an interview with Al-Information Agency, Al-Hamami said, “The Parliamentary
 Finance Committee has reached its final stages regarding the amendment negotiations. Budget.”  link


Member of Parliamentary Finance: We were expecting to settle the budget in the middle of this week, but..    link


CandyKisses:   Al-Jubouri: Al-Halbousi was ousted after the budget was approved, and we support Al-Obaidi for the presidency of parliament

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

The leader of the “Knights of Sovereignty” alliance, Meshaan al-Jubouri, revealed an effort to change the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohammed al-Halbousi, following the approval of the financial budget.

Al-Jubouri said in a televised statement: “Suqour Al-Watan is with Khamis Al-Khanjar in a strategic political alliance,” noting that “Al-Khanjar told Al-Halbousi: (You are characterized by treachery and lack of respect for contracts, and that the Sovereignty Alliance is registered in my name and in the name of Mishaan Al-Jubouri in the Election Commission.”

He added, “Soon, the deputies will sign to relieve Al-Halbousi from his post, and the decision of the Sovereignty Alliance is to support Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani.”

Al-Jubouri pointed out that “our decision in the Sovereignty Coalition is not to disturb the political atmosphere in order to pass the budget,” adding, “Dissidents from the Taqaddam party joined us in our political alliance, and the dagger forced al-Halbousi to cut short his leave and return to Parliament,” he said.

He said: “Khamis al-Khanjar does not betray his partners even if he disagrees with them,” accusing “al-Halbousi of seeking in several ways to get rid of me and remove me from Parliament, and he excluded me because he felt my danger in the Finance Committee.”

Mishaan al-Jubouri said: “Al-Halbousi is a threat to Iraq, and it will lead the country to something worse than ISIS,” he said.

And he stressed that “any sane Shiite senses the danger of al-Halbousi in parliament, and he poses a threat to the entire political process,” noting that “after approving the budget, al-Halbousi will be dismissed in the event that half plus one is available.”

Al-Jubouri continued his criticism of Al-Halbousi, saying that he “acts as if he is a director of a company and interferes even in the management of departments, and his overthrow requires the joining of the deputies of determination with us.”

He explained, “The number of deputies of the Knights of Sovereignty has reached 18 deputies so far, and the deputies closest to al-Halbousi will sign with us to overthrow him, because he has become a threat to Sunni deputies and ministers,” he said.

Al-Jubouri went on to say: “We in the Knights of Sovereignty agree to give the presidency of Parliament to the Azm Bloc, and we do not mind Khaled al-Obaidi assuming the presidency of Parliament instead of al-Halbousi,” stressing that “the Sudanese government will not be stable in light of al-Halbousi remaining as Speaker of Parliament, and the goal of the Sovereign Knights coalition is to overthrow al-Halbousi.” .

He expected “the approval of the budget early next week,” accusing “Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi of trying to disrupt the budget, but he failed. He also wanted to summon the interior minister to parliament and failed.”

Al-Jubouri described Al-Sudani’s performance as “good, which obliges us to support and respect him, as he is the most patriotic person in Iraq’s history.”


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