Tishwash: Iraq and Iran are looking to sign an economic agreement that would be an alternative to another 44-year-old trade agreement
The Minister of Trade, Alaa Al-Jubouri, revealed that Iraqi-Iranian talks were to sign a new economic agreement that would be an alternative to a 44-year-old trade agreement between the two countries.
The meeting of the fourth joint Iraqi-Iranian committee to discuss a number of joint commercial and economic files was concluded in the Iranian capital, Tehran, this week.
At the conclusion of the meetings, Minister of Trade and Head of the Iraqi delegation, Alaa al-Jubouri, said that “economic and trade files of mutual interest were discussed with officials in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” describing the discussions as “smooth, as the Iranian side was understanding.”
He pointed out, “The committee’s meetings dealt with issues of common concern, and the discussions that took place within the framework of the specialized committees between the two sides touched on various commercial and economic sectors, reviewing areas of joint cooperation in many issues of concern to both sides, including technical and engineering services.”
He added, “This committee is an opportunity to overcome obstacles and solve problems that hinder cooperation in all areas that serve the interest of the two countries, and given the volume of trade exchange, which indicates the strength of relations between the two countries in light of regional and international circumstances and challenges.”
He pointed out, “The desire of the two countries to increase the volume of trade exchange, we call for the completion of the negotiations that took place in 2012, regarding the signing of a new economic agreement that meets the desire of the two countries and is an alternative to the trade agreement signed in 1977 through the formation of the specialized technical teams.”
Al-Jubouri continued, “We seek through this relationship between the two countries to concerted efforts towards strengthening joint work and achieving economic integration, and in the interest of the Iraqi government on the importance of the private sector and its active role in the advancement of the Iraqi economy, the Iraqi government has begun to give a great and real role to businessmen and investors in the process of economic construction.”
Especially since Iraq is currently witnessing fundamental economic changes represented in the transformation of its economy from a comprehensive central to a market economy, and this means giving the Iraqi private sector a greater role in the process of economic development.
The Iranian Energy Minister, Reza Ardakanian, announced the day before Wednesday, on the sidelines of the Iraqi-Iranian talks, that “his country’s proposal to establish a joint investment fund between Iran and Iraq was supported by the Iraqi Minister of Trade,” indicating that “the establishment of this fund will lead to support for the private sector in both countries.” link
Cutebwoy: The presidencies of Iraq recommend dissolving parliament
Shafaq News / On Thursday, a meeting that included the presidencies of Iraq and the “UNAMI” mission came out with a recommendation to dissolve the House of Representatives itself, as well as legislate the Federal Court law and provide full support for the Electoral Commission to hold early elections at the scheduled time.
The meeting was held in the presence of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zeidan.
The meeting hosted the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jenin Hennes Blasshardt, to discuss the upcoming early elections file, according to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic received by Shafaq News.
During the meeting, the Electoral Commission presented the schedule of technical operations and timings for conducting early elections, as well as its commitments to conduct fair and fair elections, intensify its efforts to complete the biometric registration of all voters, and coordinate to ensure effective international monitoring.
The commission confirmed that it would give sufficient time for candidates, political alliances, new political forces and youth to complete the legal registration procedures and submit candidate lists.
In order to enable it to complete its work, the meeting recommended providing full support to the Independent High Electoral Commission to accomplish its tasks and complete the constitutional and legal requirements for holding early elections, and in particular the need for Parliament to legislate the Federal Court law, as well as apply Article 64 of the constitution related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives in preparation for itself. To conduct early elections.
It is scheduled to hold early elections on the sixth of next June.
Earlier Thursday, an informed source told Shafaq News Agency, that “the Election Commission informed the three presidencies and political forces during its last meeting that it was not ready to hold early elections in June,” indicating that the commission stressed that it “will not be ready until next September. This is supported by some political parties. ”
The source explained, “In the coming days, new meetings will take place between the Election Commission and the three presidencies and political forces to agree on a new date for holding early elections, instead of the date set for next June.