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Central Bank: The process of exchange of banknotes takes place daily

The Central Bank of Iraq revealed on Thursday the reasons that led to the replacement of damaged banknotes in 2013, stressing that all procedures related to the replacement of those securities “took place according to the law instructions and controls,” noting that the process of exchange of banknotes is a daily process.

“The cash exchange process is a daily function, and if we assume that the central bank did not receive the banknotes (the damaged banknotes in 2013) or the last receipt, the banknotes will cause more problems,” said Ihsan al-Yasiri, director general of the central bank, in a press conference. Rot, and will constitute damage to the treasury of Rafidain Bank, and will pass the loss to the owner of the bank, which is the Ministry of Finance so the central bank received and conducted the process of replacement.

For his part, said the Director General of the Legal Department in the bank, Mustafa Ghaleb, “Article 33 and Article 34 of the law of the Central Bank of Iraq No. 56 of 2004 was clear on the replacement of paper currency and cash damaged and is considered one of the core duties and functions of the Central Bank of Iraq based on the law”.

He added that “this process is carried out by the mechanism and controls and instructions issued by the issuance department and the treasury in the bank, which has implemented instructions on the subject in question,” noting that “all procedures related to the replacement of currency in a timely manner in 2013 took place in accordance with the law and instructions and controls.” Source