Tishwash:  Chinese Foreign Minister: We support the countries of the Middle East in maintaining their strategic independence

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Thursday that China supports the countries of the Middle East in maintaining their strategic independence, getting rid of external “interference” and keeping the future of the region in its own hands.

Chen made the remarks during a meeting with the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia in Beijing, according to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry.

The ministry said that Iran and Saudi Arabia announced the resumption of diplomatic relations by signing a joint statement after the meeting.  link

Tishwash:  The Central Bank of Iraq calls on the media to be accurate in reporting news related to its monetary policy

Today, Wednesday, the Central Bank of Iraq called on the media to be accurate in reporting news related to its monetary policy.

A bank statement, received by Earth News, stated that it “calls on the media and all relevant parties to be accurate in reporting news related to the bank and its monetary policy, and to adopt what is published on its official website in order to avoid misleading news that confuses the market in favor of foreign currency speculators.”  link


CandyKisses:  France’s total invites Qatari and Saudi companies to the Iraqi energy market

Baghdad Today – Translation

Today, Thursday, the British Associated Press revealed that the French company Total invited the Saudi company Aqua to enter the Iraqi energy market as part of its contract with Baghdad.

And the agency said, according to what was translated by (Baghdad Today), that “the French company, which had signed a contract with the Iraqi government in September 2021, and its implementation was stalled after disputes over lineage, before it passed last Tuesday with the approval of Baghdad.”

The agency added, “It summoned the Saudi company (Aqua) to enter into the project and implement projects to supply the province of Basra with electric energy, in cooperation with it.”

And she indicated that “Total’s French invitation comes within its contract with the Iraqi government amounting to 25 billion US dollars, which also witnessed yesterday, Wednesday, the entry of Qatar (Energy) into the Iraqi gas market with an investment rate of 25% of the total value of Total’s contract to invest the gas associated with the extraction process.” oil.”

The “Associated Press” indicated that “the summons from the French company, which was launched one day after announcing the Iraqi government’s approval of 30% of the total investment project value instead of the 40% it requested previously and caused the contract to be disrupted, also included reference to the company’s intention to bring in companies.” Another Gulf state to work in the Iraqi market to implement its contract signed with Baghdad.

While the American newspaper “SF Gate” predicted that this matter might raise “later political problems,” as it put it.

Iraqi sources had announced, earlier, the agreement with “French Total” on a 30% stake in energy projects that have been suspended between the two parties for more than two years.


Tishwash:  After the first reading… A comment from the coordination framework regarding approving the budget

A member of the coordination framework, Hassan Fadam, confirmed that there is insistence on quickly approving the general budget law, especially in its tripartite body.

Fadaam told Shafaq News agency, “The House of Representatives read the first reading of the budget law, and this is a positive step, and there was a good interaction within the House of Representatives with the budget, and insistence on completing it quickly, in support of the government and its service project.”

He added, “The three-year budget is a good precedent, and the House of Representatives will pass this budget after discussing the observations of members of the House of Representatives on it, and reading it again next week or the following.”

Fadaam affirmed, “The three-year budget will lead to service and political stability, and a clear vision for projects and services, which will be in the interest of the country in general.”

Yesterday, Wednesday, the House of Representatives began the first reading of the draft federal budget law for the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal years (2023, 2024, 2025).

A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Jamal Cougar, revealed in a previous statement to Shafaq News agency that the approval of the general budget will take place after Eid Al-Fitr.  link

Mot:  .. Soooo True!!… was 19 degrees this morning…. Wheres Da SUN!!!????

Mot:… Truely a Marital Thingy!! – LOL