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The Consequences Of Disclosing The Volume Of Imports: 25 Billion Dollars Are Missing! Suspect

Posted On 2021-08-02 By Sotaliraq   The Ministry of Planning’s announcement of the volume of imports during 2020, which revealed that it was declining due to the Corona pandemic by 25% from 2019, and 58% compared to 2018, caused a great confusion among economists and those interested in economic affairs.

The Ministry of Planning said that Iraq imported $15 billion in 2020 imports.

However, by returning to the Central Bank’s sales of foreign remittances related to import, Iraq transferred 40 billion dollars during 2020 abroad for the purpose of import.

Manar Al-Obaidi, who is interested in economic affairs, says that “the Ministry of Planning announces that the volume of imports to Iraq in 2020 amounted to only 15 billion dollars, and the Central Bank announces that the volume of remittances abroad during 2020 amounted to 40 billion dollars.”

He added, “Turkey alone announced the volume of its exports to Iraq worth 9 billion dollars in 2020, in other words, Iraq turned 40 billion dollars for the purpose of import and received goods worth 15 billion,” wondering about the fate of the other 25 billion dollars!

Despite the agreement of economic experts that there are imports entering through Kurdistan and the illegal outlets, it is unreasonable that the volume of these imports amounted to approximately 25 billion dollars and more than the value of official imports, which opens one other possibility, which is the smuggling of the dollar abroad under justifications And unofficial papers claiming to be remittances for the purpose of import.   LINK

The Stability Of The Dollar Exchange Rates In The Local Markets

Economie| 10:43 – 02/08/2021   Baghdad – Mawazine News   The dollar exchange rates for the fourth consecutive day witnessed stability in the local markets.

Where the sale of the dollar recorded, on Monday, 148,000 dinars per 100 dollars, while the purchase prices of the dollar recorded 147,500 dinars per 100 dollars.

And the Central Bank of Iraq decided earlier to adjust the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar, as the purchase price of the dollar from the Ministry of Finance amounted to 1450 dinars, and the price of selling it to banks was set at 1460 dinars per dollar, while the selling price to the citizen is 1470 dinars per dollar. Ended 29/R77

Al-Kazemi Announces The Start Of Administrative Mechanisms For Economic Reform In Iraq

Political | 03:20 – 02/08/2021   Baghdad – Mawazine News, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced, on Tuesday, the start of implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms of the economic reform plan within the white paper.

Al-Kazemi said while presiding over the meeting of the Higher Committee for Reform, that “since we launched the reform white paper to address the rampant corruption in the country, we are working to create an appropriate atmosphere for its application, and our meeting today is to announce the start of implementing the administrative and executive mechanisms for the economic reform plan within the white paper.”

He added: “We strongly aspire to restore the country’s economy to its strength after the situation reached very low levels as a result of rampant corruption. This plan would rebuild the Iraqi economy in a proper manner, achieving sustainable development for the country.”

He pointed out, “The reform plan will provide a solution to the chronic economic management crisis, which is represented by complete dependence on oil, and the failure to diversify sources of income, and we want to prove to the Iraqis that we are serious about reform. until it is completed within 5 years.

And he indicated, “The damage to the Iraqi economy is very great, and for this reason it is impossible to implement the reform plan in a short time, and whoever promises to do so is more important and our goal is to advance the Iraqi state, not the current government, for governments go and the state remains, and for this we want with all our insistence.” To restore Iraq’s economic prestige.”

And he continued, “Since we assumed the administration of the executive authority of Iraq, we have been working hard to implement reforms, in order to come out with the least losses for all of us, and the future of our children is more important than anything, they are the builders of Iraq, and they are the ones who will lead it, so let us leave our interests and think about our children.”

The Prime Minister: It Is Impossible To Implement The Reform Plan In A Short Time, And We Want To Restore Iraq’s Economic Prestige

Monday 02 August 2021 15:38 | political Number of readings: 131  Baghdad / NINA / – Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi considered the damage to the Iraqi economy very great; He stressed that for this reason it is impossible to implement the reform plan in a short time, and whoever promises to do so is delusional.

Al-Kazemi said, during the meeting of the Supreme Reform Committee today, Monday, that “our goal is to advance the Iraqi state, not the current government, and for this we want with all our determination to restore Iraq’s economic prestige.” / End 5

US Ambassador: We Want Iraq To Have Good Relations With Its Neighbors, But State-To-State Relations Are Expanded

Monday 02 August 2021 13:19 | political Number of readings: 442  Baghdad ( NINA ) – The US ambassador, Matthew Tueller, affirmed that the United States wants Iraq to have good relations with its neighbors, but state-to-state relations.

Tueller told a number of media outlets that “Washington and Baghdad agreed on partnership between the two countries and strengthening relations between them,” stressing that “Iraq is a great country and has strategic borders with important neighbors.”

The US ambassador added that “the Iraqi state is a strong sovereign, not only for its citizens but for the region as a whole, and if the state is weak or because of external interference and the spread of corruption, this will cause major problems and not be in the interest of relations between Baghdad and Washington.”

And Tueller continued, “We produced a paper after the strategic dialogue, in which we explain the results of the tour in the economic, social and other fields. After the meetings in Washington, we gave 155 million dollars to the liberated areas, the displaced and other aid, and we also allocated 500,000 doses of vaccine against the Corona virus, while 60 million dollars were allocated to the sector.” health to deal with this epidemic.

Concerning the headquarters of the US consulate in Basra, Tueller said: “We closed the US Consulate in Basra due to cost and security issues, and we may have another vision of re-working in it.”

Tueller warned that “some of Iraq’s neighbors consider the Iraqi state to be a weak state, so they are trying to interfere and impose its will and agenda in it.”

He stressed that “the United States wants Iraq to have good relations with its neighbors, but it is state-to-state relations, not interference in the country’s internal affairs.”/ End

Discussions To Activate The Industrial Cities And The Public And Private Industrial Sector

Monday 02 August 2021  112  Baghdad: morning   The Ministry of Industry and Minerals, represented by the Director General of the Industrial Cities Authority, Eng. Hamid Awad Muhammad, and the Director of the Planning Department at the Authority, Amal Hassan, participated in the consultative meeting chaired by the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, regarding addressing the obstacles to the allocation of industrial cities lands.

The meeting, which was attended by the head of the Iraqi Federation of Industries and a number of general managers in the relevant departments, discussed the necessary ways to overcome all obstacles that prevent the activation of industrial cities or expansion by establishing model industrial cities throughout Iraq.

The Director General of the Authority presented a brief overview of the work and activity of the Industrial Estates Authority, and reviewed the most important problems and legal solutions to them. The mechanism for allocating land for industrial cities and reducing red tape was discussed by creating a single window in the State Real Estate Department, which deals with the procedures of industrial cities exclusively.

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers instructed the Director of State Real Estate to resolve the procedures for transferring ownership of the industrial cities in the governorates of Basra, Dhi Qar, Anbar and Najaf within a week, and directed the need to draw an industrial map and distribute different industries according to the need and the relative advantages of each governorate.

Al-Ghazi stressed the government’s intention to activate and revitalize the public and private industrial sectors, by overcoming all obstacles facing investment companies, and simplifying all procedures related to the establishment of industrial cities in all governorates.

He explained the importance of addressing the obstacles to allocating industrial cities lands, which face developers and industrial investors, and bypassing bureaucracy and red tape; For the advancement of the industrial sector, which will contribute to the rotation of the wheel of production and self-sufficiency, as well as the employment of local manpower.

He also directed the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, assigning employees from each concerned institution, to conduct immediate follow-ups, resolve outstanding issues, and implement what was stated in the decisions of the Council of Ministers and the recommendations issued by the committee in question; To give investment companies real opportunities, and the possibility of inventorying and identifying undeveloped lands.

The possibility of amending the Industrial Cities Authority Law was also discussed, to guarantee the right of ownership to the investor or the industrialist, and next Thursday was set as a date for the next meeting, to find out the most important developments in the work of cities.   industrial.   LINK

Prime Minister Statement    Media Office Of The Prime Minister

A number of heads of Iraqi national forces and parties held a meeting at the Government Palace in Baghdad at the invitation of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and in the presence of the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, and the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Muhammad Al-Halbousi.

During the meeting, Mr. Al-Kazemi reviewed the results of the strategic dialogue with the United States during his recent visit to Washington, and what was included in the joint final statement of the strategic dialogue.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said: The results of the strategic dialogue rounds with the United States concluded that there were no combat forces in Iraq at the end of this year, and that the relationship between the two sides would turn into a relationship of training, security cooperation, and intelligence only;

In this sense, on (December 31, 2021), Iraq will return to its relationship with the United States before the official request for the arrival of these forces in 2014, and to return to the normal formula of the relationship that was voted by the Iraqi Council of Representatives and approved in the name of (the Strategic Framework Agreement).

The participants affirmed support for the results of the dialogue and the points contained in the joint statement, with regard to the security relationship between the two sides, and the transition of the relationship to advice, training, and intelligence cooperation, and the absence of combat forces by the end of this year. national security, and the fight against terrorism.

The attendees welcomed the dedication of cooperation at the (political, economic, cultural, health, and educational) levels, among others, between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America, in a manner that guarantees strong and fruitful relations between the two friendly countries, and in a manner that serves the interests of Iraq.

On the basis of this, the participants commended the efforts of the government and the Iraqi negotiating delegation at all levels in achieving this agreement, stressing their keenness to adhere to its outputs, and to ensure its implementation according to the contexts and timelines contained in it.

In another context, the attendees discussed the current preparations for the elections and affirmed their commitment to the timelines set for the electoral process on October 10, 2021, and their commitment to the standards and controls that were approved for the success of the electoral process.

The attendees called on the government to provide all requirements of electoral security, and all support to the Independent High Electoral Commission; To ensure the success of the electoral process and to ensure its integrity.

In this regard, the conferees called on the political forces that announced during the past period not to participate in the electoral process for any reason, to return from this decision, and to start a frank dialogue; To fortify the electoral process, and fortify democracy in the country.

The attendees emphasized that the participation of all political parties in the electoral process represents a sound national choice and achieves the desired goals to serve our people and achieve their legitimate aspirations. Media Office of the Prime Minister  August 1 – 2021

33 Years, Total Sentences Against The Former Director Of The Agricultural Bank

Posted On 2021-08-02 By Sotaliraq   Maysan / Judiciary Media   Maysan Criminal Court / First Commission announced that it had issued a new three-year prison sentence against the former director of the Agricultural Bank, according to Article (340) of the Penal Code.

The correspondent of the Media Center of the Supreme Judicial Council stated that “the number of judgments issued by the court against the convict amounted to six, including a total of 33 years in prison, according to the provisions of Articles (340-316) of the Penal Code, for his fraud and embezzlement of sums of money. LINK