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Iraq Enters The Historic Heat Wave, Baghdad And The Provinces At Half The Boiling Point

Time: 7/24/2020 10:11:52 Read: 7,384 times  (Baghdad: Al Furat News) Iraq entered the heat wave of unprecedented and historical as described by weather experts. Evil or Very Mad

A statement of the General Authority for Weather and Seismic Monitoring, which the {Euphrates News Agency} received, received a copy of it. M “, which is half the boiling point of water.

He added that “the weather on Sunday will be in the central and northern regions, very hot sun, and in the southern region, partly cloudy, very hot, and there will be no change in temperatures in general across the country.”

As for the weather next Monday, it will be in “the central and southern regions, with a very hot sun, with a slight increase in temperatures from the previous day, and in the northern region, partly cloudy, very hot, and no temperature change,” according to the weather forecast.  LINK

Saudi Arabia: The Relationship With Iraq Is A Source Of Stability In The Region … And Upcoming Political Consultations Between The Two Countries

Time: 7/24/2020 15:08:03 Read: 871 times  {Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Senior Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa met with the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs, Ambassador Adel Mardad in Riyadh on the sidelines of the third session of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council.

Mustafa reviewed, according to a statement of the Foreign Ministry, the developments witnessed by the relations between the two brotherly countries, especially in the recent times that witnessed the signing of a number of protocols between the two countries in various fields, as Iraq considers its natural, geographical, tribal and family extension linked to its environment and its Arab surroundings, and this link deepens with the Kingdom with its Of privacy, and moral status in the Islamic and Arab worlds, and in the Arab Gulf region.

The agent presented a set of proposals to develop relations between the two countries. Including facilitating the movement of travelers, abolishing entry fee fees to encourage mutual tourism between the two countries, and taking advantage of successful Saudi experiences in several areas that Iraq needs to develop its capabilities.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Adel Merdad, expressed his great happiness, appreciation and gratitude for the positive vision reviewed by the older Undersecretary Abdul Karim Hashem.

He pointed out that “the Kingdom regards Iraq as its natural extension, and that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman have a firm vision that focuses on the importance of developing relations with Iraq, and is a base for the Saudi government to focus on the common denominators to be a firm foundation upon which to build. The process of opening up to Iraq and developing relations with it in all fields. ”

And that “the Kingdom has a firm conviction that Iraq is a country rich in natural resources, rich history, and great capabilities of its people. Therefore, the development of relations between the two brotherly countries will have great benefits for the two peoples in various fields, and it will be a source of political, economic and security stability in the region, and prosperity and prosperity for both The two countries. ”

And he said, ”  The two sides agreed , according to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry “to create a nearby meeting of the Committee of the memorandum of understanding signed by the proposals of political consultations between the two foreign ministries in order to activate the events that contribute to the quantum leap in relations between the two brotherly political consultations.”  LINK

In The Document .. Deputy: A New Scandal For The Godfather Of Corruption In The Ministry Of Electricity

Time: 7/24/2020 11:57:00 Read: 6,721 times  {Baghdad: Al Furat News} Deputy Alia Nassif revealed that {RH} {Raad Al-Haris} the agent and veteran consultant at the Ministry of Electricity appointed his nephew (k. , As well as people unrelated to the station.

Nassif said in a statement today that the Al Furat News Agency received a copy of it. Members of the commission who have no experience of the Baiji station. ”

He added, “The great disaster is that the godfather of corruption in the Ministry of Electricity (RH) chose his nephew as chairman of this committee and brought him from the Middle Euphrates Electricity to serve as the right arm for him in this project and he writes a report on his whims regarding the required works, because the business means money.”

And she stated, “As for the person who raised this reading (attached to the statement), he was appointed a month ago by (R) and (M), meaning that the process is studied and planned, and in a very brief sense that the project of Baiji stations for the corrupt in the Ministry of Electricity is the treasure. Who will retire and emigrate after receiving it. ”

Nassif asked, “Is the choice of his nephew as the head of this important (coincidence) committee like appointing his three relatives as station managers?” Noting that “the weak responses in satellite channels made him reveal himself from the base of (almost suspiciously, say take me).”

And she continued, “God willing, we will continue to publish a series of corruption scandals in the Ministry of Electricity until justice is applied and the right of the Iraqi people who have lived without electricity for years for years, while the simplest village in the poorest countries in the world where electricity is available, is restored.”  LINK

Saudi Arabia Offers Great Economic Offers To Iraq … And The Opening Of Arar, “Very Close”

Time: 7/24/2020 10:51:18 Read: 7,059 times  (International: Al Furat News) Iraqi sources said that the Saudi side during the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council put forward ideas and proposals to build industrial cities inside Iraq, and free trade areas, as well as investment in the field of renewable energy.

The Ambassador of Iraq to Saudi Arabia, Qahtan Al-Janabi, said in a press statement that “the meetings of the Coordination Council, which concluded its work in Riyadh, were serious and their results are fruitful, expecting that economic, cultural, commercial and investment relations will witness broad progress.”

“Two memoranda of understanding were signed between the two countries, one between the Iraqi Ministry of Health and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, and the other between the Iraqi government and the Saudi Fund for Development regarding financing some projects in Iraq, and these meetings differ from their predecessors by the great desire of both parties to start implementing these projects and entering the market, investment and implementation In reality”.

Al-Janabi pointed out to “a meeting that included Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy, in the presence of Aramco, Aqua Power and Zahed companies, with the Iraqi finance, planning, oil and electricity ministers, during which important projects were discussed in Iraq and agreement on a timetable to start them.”

Al-Janabi continued, “These projects are like the associated gas investment in which Aramco has great experience in it, and the field of solar energy and alternative energy through Aqua Power and Zahed, and we expect in the near future visits to these companies and studies to implement them, and there is understanding between the two sides.”

The Iraqi ambassador also expressed optimism about the results of the meetings of the Coordination Council, which brought together senior Saudi businessmen who have business in Iraq or who are interested in entering the Iraqi market.

He added that “convincing proposals have been put forward to the Iraqi side, including building industrial cities inside Iraq and building an economic free zone in the Arar port that merchants from both countries can enter freely, exchange goods, buy and sell, and establish warehouses, and these projects will be funded by businessmen.”

Al-Janabi indicated that the Saudi businessmen proposed the establishment of a special office for Saudi investors in Baghdad linked to a government agency to facilitate the work of investors, indicating that these ideas are welcome from the Iraqi side in full.

Al-Janabi also expected the opening of a new port of Arar, the border between the two countries, in the near future, and he said in this regard, “The Iraqi government is ready to open the port and we hope that it will be as soon as possible. We just expect the port to open very soon. ”  LINK

Electricity: Iraq Has Completed 80% Of The Obligations Of The Gulf Connection Agreement

Energy  Economy News _ Baghdad  On Friday, the Ministry of Electricity announced that Iraq has completed 80% of the obligations of the agreement signed with the Gulf Linkage Authority.

Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Abadi said in a statement to government media and seen by “Al-Iqtisad News”, that the first stage of the agreement signed by Iraq with the Gulf Linkage Authority states to provide Basra Governorate with (500) MW through the power transmission lines, which are the old Al-Fao station The new FAO, as well as the establishment of the FAO transformer station (400) kv. ”

He added, “The agreement stipulated a number of obligations that fall on the Iraqi side, and another on the Gulf side,” stressing that “Iraq has completed 80% of these obligations.”

He continued, “This agreement has great flexibility and readiness for electrical energy, considering that Iraq will have another source of electricity for electricity in the event the system is extinguished,” stressing that “the electrical linkage file will enhance the status of the entire system and the status of Basra mainly, and will ensure that a decrease is addressed Voltas. ”

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