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Baghdad And Washington In A New Round Of Strategic Dialogue

Time: 04/03/2021 07:59:46 Read: 2,483 times   [Baghdad: Al Furat News} Baghdad and Washington will enter, on the seventh of April, a new round of strategic dialogue, amid expectations that it will be different from its predecessors, under the Democrats ’management of the White House, and will include economic, political and security axes.

House of Representatives member Sarkut Shamsuddin said in a press interview, “This dialogue is the first of its kind since US President Joe Biden assumed the leadership of the United States with the Iraqi government,” noting that it “differs radically from what happened during the past year.”

Shams al-Din called the Iraqi negotiator to “use this opportunity, which he described as golden, to present the paragraphs he needs and what he wants financially, security, economically and politically, and his future national vision for regional problems in front of the White House officials because it will be included in the Middle East strategy that US President Joe Biden will follow.”

He explained that “Iraq did not gain anything from the previous dialogue because it coincided with the American elections and the selection of a new prime minister for the country, in addition to the problems related to the drop in oil prices, elections and the budget,” stressing that “the current internal situation is better now with a strong government that has reached a satisfactory agreement with the House of Representatives.” It was conducive to passing the budget and solving problems with the Kurdistan region. ”

A member of the House of Representatives added that “the Biden administration wants to help Iraq at all levels, especially in the reconstruction of liberated areas and compensation for the affected,” noting that the US administration is ready to provide all the assistance that Iraq desires, on the condition that it present a national vision for Iraq in general from Zakho to Basra. ”

In turn, a member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Badr Al-Ziyadi, revealed that “the Iraqi government has files to discuss within the plan of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi regarding the security situation in particular.”

Al-Ziyadi added that “in this dialogue, the main points must be fixed so that it can be taken advantage of and not be formal, so there must be constants concerning Iraq as it needs a lot and diplomatic relations must be taken advantage of,” noting that “Iraq today has excellent and advanced security forces, and it can count. Upon himself to defend his borders without the need for forces Additional “.   LINK

Begin Rebuilding The Destroyed Churches In The Nineveh Plain

Today, Saturday April 3, 2021, the local government in Nineveh Governorate announced the start of the reconstruction of the Churches in the Nineveh Plain, after most of them were sabotaged by ISIS terrorist gangs.

The governor of Nineveh Najm al-Jubouri said, in a press statement, that the engineering staff in Nineveh governorate and the municipalities began to rebuild the three oldest churches that were detonated by the terrorist ISIS, in the districts of Hamdaniya and Telkef and Qaraqosh sub-district, within the Nineveh Plain, from the sums of settlement work in Nineveh.

Al-Jubouri added, “The local government is heading to rebuild dozens of churches that were destroyed by ISIS terrorist gangs, with the return of displaced Christians to their areas in the Nineveh Plain.”

The World Bank: The Public Debt Of The Countries Of The Middle East And North Africa Is Ballooning As A Result Of Corona

Economy Saturday 3 April 2021 | 1:10 p.m.| Views: 53   The World Bank has warned that the public debt of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa will inflate and represent 54% of their GDP this year, compared to 46% in 2019, due to the repercussions of the Corona virus .

In a report, the World Bank pointed out that the reason for the “significant increase in debt” that the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have witnessed is “borrowing heavily to finance basic health care costs and social protection measures,” noting that “the size of the debt of oil importing countries in the region It will constitute a percentage that could reach 93% of its GDP in 2021. ”

The World Bank confirmed its recommendations for spending to address the health crisis (the Corona pandemic), considering that “continuing spending and continuing to borrow, will remain an urgent necessity at the present time .”

“Countries in the MENA region will have no choice but to continue spending on health care and social protection as long as the pandemic continues, ” he said.

On the other hand, the World Bank warned that “in the post-Corona pandemic world, it is expected that most countries in the MENA region will end up with debt service bills that will require resources that could have been used for economic development .”

This international financial institution considered that “it is necessary to consider how to reduce the costs of excessive indebtedness in the medium term,” calling on countries to “be transparent in their spending and borrowing in relation to the Coronavirus .”

It should be noted that this region, which includes about 20 countries, witnessed a contraction in its economy by 3.8% last year. There should be a fair distribution of Coronavirus vaccines.

American Energy: The Decline In Iraqi Oil Exports To The United States Last Week

Energy   Economy News _ Baghdad  The US Energy Information Administration announced, on Saturday, that Iraqi oil exports to the United States decreased to 88,000 barrels during the past week.

The administration stated in a report seen by the “Economy News”, that “the average US imports of crude oil during the past week from nine countries amounted to 5 million and 504 thousand barrels per day, up by 568 thousand barrels per day, compared to the previous week, which was at a rate of 4.936 million.” barrel”.

She added that “America imported crude oil from Iraq at a rate of 88 thousand barrels per day, down from the previous week, which amounted to 105 thousand barrels per day.”

She pointed out that “most of America’s oil revenues during the past week came from Canada, at a rate of 3,666 million barrels per day, followed by Mexico, whose imports amounted to an average of 494 thousand barrels per day, followed by Saudi Arabia, whose imports amounted to 345 thousand barrels per day, then Brazil with an amount. It amounted to an average of 291 thousand barrels per day. ”

And she continued, “The amount of American imports of crude oil from Ecuador amounted to 247 thousand barrels per day, followed by Russia, whose imports amounted to 165 thousand barrels, followed by Colombia, whose imports amounted to 122 thousand barrels, then Nigeria, from which imports amounted to 86 thousand barrels only.” “.   Number of observations 151 Date added 04/03/2021

The International Coalition Clarifies Again About Its Duties In Iraq

Political| 03:07 – 04/03/2021   BAGHDAD – Mawazine News  The International Coalition affirmed, on Saturday, that it respects Iraqi sovereignty, indicating that its mission is to defeat the terrorist ISIS.

“The Joint Task Force in Iraq is present at the invitation of the Iraqi government and works in close coordination with it, with full respect for the sovereignty of Iraq,” said the spokesman for the Joint Task Force in the International Coalition Colonel Wayne Murato, according to the official agency.

He pointed out that “the mission of the Joint Task Force, in cooperation with the Iraqi security forces and the Peshmerga, is to defeat the terrorist ISIS and its remnants in specific areas in Iraq and Syria,” noting that “this follows conditions for follow-up operations that will increase regional stability.”

The international coalition had previously denied the presence of combat forces in Iraq.

The media office of the Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve of the International Coalition stated that the talk about the arrival of combat forces to Iraq is unfounded, and added that “all the individuals in Iraq are advisers working under the command and under the leadership of the Iraqi joint operations and the Iraqi government.”

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