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Parliamentary Committee: There Is No Financial Crisis, But Rather Corruption And Mismanagement

Sunday 25, Oct 2020 14:46 | Economical Views: 216   Baghdad / NINA / The Parliamentary Services and Reconstruction Committee confirmed that the country is not suffering from a financial crisis, but rather suffers from corruption and mismanagement.

H, a member of the committee, Representative Burhan Al-Mamouri, said in a statement that “the resources of the border crossings, the holy shrines and taxes, if properly utilized, are sufficient on their own for the people to live in luxury and prosperity.” He pointed out that “there is no real financial crisis, but legal corruption and poor planning and management is the reason that Bring the country to the brink of economic collapse. ”

He added, “The quota system that successive governments followed after 2003 is one of the most important reasons for the loss of the country’s wealth,” as well as the lack of recourse to competencies and economists, indicating that placing the wrong people in financial decision-making centers has produced the deterioration that Iraq is going through. .

He pointed out that “the lack of clarity of the financial system, urgent decisions, and ineffective plans led to a great waste of public money.” / End 5

Al-Rafidain: Attracting Banking Companies To Enter The Window Of Selling The Dollar

Pratha News Agency92 2020-10-25   Al-Rafidain Bank announced, on Sunday, that it had attracted banking companies to enter the window of selling currency in dollars.

The bank’s media office said in a statement, “The banking companies provided facilities for them to enter the window of selling currency in dollars after the bank announced the re-operation of the auction window for selling currency in dollars.” Suspect

The bank called, “companies that have not looked at the instructions, review the main branch of the bank in Baghdad, Al Shorja, to see the conditions for selling currency, which are easy and easy terms and bring benefits and positivity to companies.”

Minister Of Planning: The 2021 Budget Will Not Include The Inclusion Of New Projects

Time: 10/25/2020 13:15:15 Read: 2,912 times   (Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, announced today, Sunday, the ministry’s priorities for the current and future stage, in light of the repercussions of the double crisis, represented by the Covid 19 pandemic, and the lack of revenues as a result of low oil prices.

A statement of the ministry, a copy of which was received by the Euphrates News Agency, stated that “the meeting devoted to discussing the review of the paths of the five-year national development plan, 2018-2022, and other strategies, which was held in the ministry, was attended by the ministry’s agents, and its general managers, as well as a number of Experts and specialists in economic and development affairs.

The Minister of Planning explained, “The ministry’s priorities in the current and future stage are three main tracks, and other paths that support and lift the economy and development in the country,” noting that “the first priority will be to strengthen and implement policies and programs aimed at poverty alleviation, after the noticeable rise.” These indicators are the result of the pandemic and the financial crisis. ”

He added, “While the second priority will be the development of flexible mechanisms for government contracts, stressing that the ministry is making exceptional efforts to find solutions and treatments for ongoing projects that are threatened with stoppage, as a result of the scarcity of financial allocations,” pointing out that “the other priority will be to focus on the statistical indicators that The Central Statistical Organization will undertake its production, as it represents an important pillar of the development plans. ”

He noted, “The 2021 budget will not include the inclusion of new projects, except in case of urgent necessity, and by a decision of the Council of Ministers.”   LINK

Ministry Of Oil: Tomorrow The Start Of The Fifth Iraq Oil And Gas Conference

Sunday 25, October 2020 16:54 | Economical Views: 1   Baghdad ( NINA ) The fifth oil and gas conference organized by the ministry for the period from 26 to 28 October will start tomorrow, Monday, under the auspices of Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail.

The director of the Oil Research and Development Center, Hilal Ali Ismail, said in a statement that the Iraqi National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / received a copy: “The conference will witness the participation of many researchers in the oil sector, universities and specialized colleges, indicating that the research presented deals with the sectors of the oil industry and the mechanisms for their development.” .

Ismail added that due to the Corona pandemic and commitment to the decisions of the Supreme Health and Safety Committee, the conference will be held via the application of (zoom) in order to preserve the principle of separation and health safety.

The Text Of The Speech Of The Prime Minister, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi

October 24- 2020

In the name of of Allah the Merciful

The great people of Iraq are the people of chivalry, patience and elevation, the people of construction, achievement and civilization.  Peace be upon you, and the mercy and blessings of God. We recall the memory of the twenty-fifth of October, to remind ourselves that the people have genuine rights, a clear voice, a courageous stance, and the vision of the ruler is a job.

On this day a year ago, the people of Iraq had a cry and prayers, embodied in the faces of young men and women, women and men, the elderly and even children! Those who recorded their names on the chest of history, and carved with their pure blood a path towards the future.

We can know that historical moment, in all available ways, and we can strive, but in the end, we will reach one conclusion, that the Iraqi social movement has drawn up a road map that was recognized by everyone, and we are proceeding with it according to its vocabulary.

This government has been formed and aims to be the expression of the people’s will.

And that was in its governmental curriculum.

This curriculum was put into effect since the first day of the government’s life, which does not exceed five months, and the first criterion we put in place is that we are a government whose primary goal is to prepare for free, fair and fair elections, and we have decided, without hesitation, the sixth of June of 2021. A date for these elections, and we are sticking to this date.

We have worked and are still working, with the assistance of the Electoral Commission, to complete its preparations for the success of this great event, especially in the event of the completion of the distinguished parliament – the mechanisms of the election law.

We are working to ensure that international organizations and institutions monitor these elections to ensure greater transparency and integrity.

The will for political change is, in fact, expressed by the ballot box.

There is no legitimate political representation except through elections, so everyone must prepare for it, and we ensure that it is protected from fraud and fugitive weapons, with all legal means and methods, and well-designed security plans, and through the adoption of the biometric system for voting, and bridging all the gaps in the system and technologies.

The electoral process, and before all that, opened the door for all, political and popular forces, to express themselves, organize their ranks, and compete in the electoral competition with honor and responsibility, and within the legal and constitutional context.

We said we kept the promise. We promised to launch a fact-finding system in the painful October events, and we did, despite the suspicions of some bidders, and sometimes the challenges of blackmailers, here or there.

We have formed a fact-finding team of judges known for their integrity, and this is the third and final stage, after the stage of collecting and enumerating the names of martyrs and settling their cases.

And then the stage of collecting and counting the wounded, and starting their treatment inside and outside Iraq, according to meals and according to health priorities.

On the economic side, despite the crisis caused by the Corona pandemic, the collapse of oil prices, and we received an economic file burdened with wrong and painful policies, and a treasury emptied by the absence of economic strategies and total dependence on oil, despite all of this, we provided the ambition for the basic needs of the country, and presented a white paper.

Long-term solutions have been put in place to prevent economic collapses, and to encourage national agriculture, industry and investment, and we have begun serious measures to implement this paper, in a way that serves the interests of our people and their economic security.

We said that we will take great steps in the face of corruption, and we have done, and for the first time all the component considerations and challenges of the influence of some will be overlooked, to open more than thirty large corruption files, as it was impossible to open them previously, and we brought those involved in those files into law.

On this day, Iraq, unfortunately, stood on the brink of a regional and international war that almost took place on its soil, and we worked calmly and diplomatically to gather support, to restore the weight of Iraq and its international size, and not allow it to slide back into the conflict on behalf of others or attack others.

We have made a lot of progress through strategic dialogue with the United States, to consolidate national sovereignty, just as we have made progress itself through frank dialogue with our neighbors and with our friends, according to the principle of “the interest of Iraq first.”

Our honorable people, our heroic armed forces ..

The consolidation of the security services, the dedication of their specialization, and the re-consideration of the heroic Iraqi army are at the core of our governmental pledges. During the past five months, we have made long strides in the way of restoring the prestige of the security and military institutions, which we say is the prestige of the state. .

We also refused and we refuse to force the security forces to confront the people.

Rather, we affirm that its mission and goal is to protect our people, not to attack them.

That is why we say to everyone:

Do not break the prestige of the security forces in word or deed.

Respect the rank, the uniform, and the moral value that the soldier and the security man represent.

Peaceful demonstration is an inherent right of our people.

And when we issued strict orders to protect the demonstrators, we call on our youth to be careful and cautious, from the attempts of those afflicted by malice and lack of patriotism, in their endeavor to take the demonstrations state institutions.

Just as the security services are required to protect the demonstrators, they must protect public and private property and strike anyone who violates out of their peacefulness, or drag them into clashes with the security services, or harm public and private funds, in an attempt to push these agencies. To defend itself and the security services or property or breaks the prestige of the state.

I call on our conscious youth in the demonstrations to form human circuits to maintain a peaceful protest, and to contact the relevant agencies through special lines, which are presented today to report any attempt to tamper with the security of citizens, threaten their lives, or harm institutions and property.

We will never surrender to the non-state supporters, followers of this or that side, or those affected by this stage, in their continuous attempt to strip the peaceful demonstration of its essence, and implant in its ranks the abusers, opportunists, criminals and seditionists, after they have failed to kidnap the state through the outlawed weapons.

That is by taking advantage of people’s voice and grievances. Those who failed to lead the country, pushed it to the brink of division, civil war, and ISIS terrorist, and turned it into a regional and international arena of conflict, and did not preserve blood and did not preserve the trust, these will not allow them to penetrate the ranks of the demands of our people, and to sow estrangement again between the state and our people, so we say :

Watch your ranks, distinguish your ranks, so that you do not stand in the same position with those who want mischief in Iraq and its people, and with those who want to smash and break the state, and give it a gift or captivity to others.

We remember with great pride the martyrs and wounds of October, and the roaring voices that called “We want a homeland.”

We recall today as we stand on the threshold of a nation fit for and befitting the Iraqis, and I mean a nation that we build together through economic reform, eliminating corruption and restoring the prestige of the state,

A homeland in which we change through the ballot box, according to the principles of democracy and a free and healthy political life, a country that preserves rights and freedoms, and believes in pluralism, diversity and the peaceful transfer of power.

Long live Iraq, long live Iraq, long live Iraq, and may God’s peace and mercy be upon you

Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

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