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Sunday AM Iraq Economic News Highlights 9-25-22


Al-Hakim Holds Everyone “Responsible To Waive The National Interest”


Political | 12:52 – 09/25/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, head of the Al-Hikma Movement, Ammar Al-Hakim, renewed, on Sunday, the call for the adoption of dialogue in addressing the current political crisis.


Al-Hakim said in a statement received by Mawazine News that he discussed with the German ambassador in Baghdad Martin Yekar, “the developments of the political scene in Iraq and the region, as well as the strengthening of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Berlin.”


Al-Hakim stressed that “Iraq is open to everyone and seeks to benefit from the successful experiences of the countries of the world in renaissance and reconstruction,” calling for “to benefit from the capabilities and opportunities offered by Iraq in the field of construction and development.”


On the political front, Al-Hakim renewed the call for “the adoption of dialogue in addressing the current political crisis,” blaming everyone “the responsibility of conceding to the supreme national interest and giving it priority over factional interests.”


Under The Slogan “The World Is Changing” .. (100) Prominent Iraqi Figures Participate In The Activities Of The Al-Rafidain Forum


Friday, 23 September 2022 11:22 PM   Baghdad / National News Center


The Al-Rafidain Forum, in its fourth edition, is being held this year in light of a world witnessing dramatic developments, and its events promise changes that affect the structure of the system, threaten its major powers, and their effects may affect other countries, which will be affected as a result of the succession of health, security and economic crises;


As soon as the world recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was surprised by the security developments in Europe, which were followed by unprecedented rises in commodity and energy prices, threatening the value chains and food security of the peoples of the world, as well as their intertwined economic effects.


On the other hand, this year, some of the results of climatic changes and signs of the water crisis in Iraq and the region were clearly visible, as well as the significant rise in temperatures and the increase in extreme weather conditions, especially dust storms;


Therefore, it is necessary to look into these developments and monitor their repercussions and effects in the world and the Middle East region, which is also witnessing developments of similar severity. At the same time, the region is still experiencing some turmoil and instability.


Afghanistan witnessed the return of the Taliban movement to rule after the US withdrawal, while Arab countries such as Tunisia, Libya and Bahrain are experiencing political crises that require consideration of their results and local and international positions.


At the local level, the forum comes in light of the atmosphere imposed by the results of the early parliamentary elections, the results of which produced a new political map, which impeded the political consensus regarding the formation of the government. The forum also coincides with the passage of nearly a year since the Baghdad Summit for Cooperation and Partnership.


The forum will be attended by Iraqi, Arab and international personalities, at a high level from presidencies, ministers, senior executive, legislative, legal, diplomats, military and security officials. government, and personalities from the local, Arab and foreign private sector.


Al-Rafidain Center for Dialogue RCD announced the holding of its next meeting in its fourth edition, “Al-Rafidain Forum 2022” under the slogan “The World is Changing” for the period from Monday 26- Thursday 29 September 2022 over a period of (4 days) at Al-Rasheed Hotel (Royal Tulip) – Baghdad.


The official opening of the forum will be on Monday 9/26/2022 at 5:00 pm, and there will be special sessions for the presidential personalities and guests of honor. It is noteworthy that the objectives of the forum are to put forward national and international initiatives on the issues it discusses, by urging participants to look realistically at national, regional and global problems, and to give priority to rationality and positive thinking in order to reach solutions to those problems.


The centrality of Iraq is also that it be a place for constructive dialogue on global developments, and the possibility of hosting international forums and conferences that discuss in depth these files and come up with practical recommendations regarding them.


In addition to promoting scientific communication between elites and Iraqi, Arab and foreign decision-makers, especially universities, local and international NGOs, decision-makers and visionaries. Enriching the discussion on political, social, economic, environmental and global security issues, analyzing their repercussions, diagnosing problems and ways to deal positively with them.


Exchanging ideas and enhancing cooperation between research and thinking centers in the world and the region in a way that enhances communication to find effective solutions to contemporary global problems, mature visions and opinions, and strengthen relations between local and international institutions on the one hand, and government institutions on the other.


The forum includes the following workshops:


  1. Digital transformation: from Earth to space… Opportunities for economic growth or a threat to global security?


  1. The Energy Sector: Governance Necessities… Paths to Diversification… Sustainability Prospects.


  1. The world is changing: from the Paris Agreement to the Glasgow Climate Charter.


  1. Corruption system: a persistent scourge… timid solutions.


  1. The Iraqi Constitution: Continuous violations.. Deferred amendments.. Absent solutions.


  1. The role of non-governmental organizations in guiding public policies and supporting the rule of law.


The forum will discuss in its sessions the following topics:


  1. The world after the Russian-Ukrainian war: geopolitical repercussions and the possibilities of a global war.


  1. “Belt and Road” and “Global Gateway”: The intersection of strategies and international polarization.


  1. Legislative foundations: strengthening the roles towards building a state of citizenship.


  1. Monetary policies: strengthening the recovery from international cooperation to the recovery industry.


  1. Sustainability of food security: faltering supply chains and coping strategies.


  1. Investing in the Middle East: The Possibilities of Attraction, Motivation, and Reducing Inequality.


  1. “Baghdad Summit for Cooperation and Partnership”: The necessities of positive action to face challenges.



  1. The crises of the Maghreb “Tunisia” and “Libya”: the dialectics of the conflict and the stakes of power.


  1. Bahrain: Towards a comprehensive national dialogue for a new social contract.


  1. Afghanistan: an uncertain future between renewed conflict and options for coexistence.


  1. From the protest squares to the parliament dome: the dialectics of change and the prospects for the future


  1. The capabilities of defensive deterrence and the security effort are basic pillars in strengthening sovereignty and protecting society.


  1. Problems of higher education: the crisis of scientific research, political influences, and requirements for independence.


  1. The Iraqi clans.. The authenticity of traditions.. The necessity of modernity.. positive role. The forum will be held in cooperation with a large number of Arab, European, American, British, Asian and Iranian think tanks, research and studies, as in previous forums.


The financial sponsorship will be for economic and commercial bodies, Iraqi and foreign financial institutions and international organizations interested in Middle Eastern affairs. Participating parties will be announced later.


The opening ceremony and discussion sessions will be held in Al-Zawraa Hall, and workshop activities will be held in the North Hall, South Hall and Baghdad Hall in Al-Rasheed Hotel (Royal Tulip) – Baghdad.


The expected temperatures during the four days of the forum (26-29/9/2022) range between (34-36) C.


The forum will be held in cooperation with a large number of Arab, European, American, British, Asian and Iranian think tanks, research and studies, as in previous forums. .


The United States Urges Discreet Companies To Work In Iraq To Develop The Electricity Sector


Iraq   16:01 – 2022-09-24   On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Minister of Electricity Adel Karim discussed with the US Ambassador to Iraq Alina Romanowsky the importance of electrical interconnection projects and other files in the energy and electrical interconnection sector.



A statement by the Ministry of Electricity stated, “The Minister of Electricity, Adel Karim, received the US ambassador to Iraq, Alina Romanowski, and they discussed the importance of electrical interconnection projects and the extent of their strategy for the national grid.”


The statement added, “The ministry has gone in several directions with the Gulf, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Jordan, and Turkey, in this regard.”


The minister explained, according to the statement, saying: “The great renaissance that we have worked on to introduce a large number of projects, stations and carrier lines, which have been out of order for a long time, and which contributed to a clear stability of the national system.”


As the minister reviewed, according to the statement, “the ministry continues to work on diversifying energy sources and contracting with international companies to set up solar power plant projects, which the ministry has been keen to distribute in most of Iraq’s governorates. It also pays great attention to wind projects for energy production, as well as generating electricity from waste recycling in coordination with departments Municipality, municipality and local government.


The minister referred to the “plan prepared for the installation of combined cycle units, and the establishment of new steam stations that will be a backup load center for the system.”


For her part, the ambassador expressed, “it keeps pace with care and interest in the development of the electricity sector in Iraq, and that it urges sober companies to work in Iraq as it is a good and suitable environment for work, especially the electricity sector.”


Oil Announces The Start Of Pumping Crude Oil To Karbala Refinery


Economie| 11:37 – 09/25/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, announced, on Sunday, the start of pumping crude oil to the Karbala oil refinery, marking the start of the trial operation of the refinery’s production units.


Abdul-Jabbar said, in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “the refinery’s refining capacity is 140,000 barrels per day, which will contribute during the next few period by covering part of the local need and reducing imports,” praising “the national effort, the coalition of Korean companies and all the parties that supported the project.” .


For his part, General Manager of the Central Refineries Company, Aid Jaber Omran, who managed the pumping wheel on behalf of the Minister of Oil, said, according to the statement, that “the start of pumping crude oil to the refinery’s production units is an important step to expedite the production and refining operations of the refinery, which will save millions of liters per day of oil products.” .


Omran added, “The national effort, in cooperation with a coalition of Korean companies, has overcome the health and economic challenges that faced the project with determination, determination and cooperation, and today we are reaping the fruits of that.”


Revealing The Date Of Its Opening, The Investment Authority Confirms That The Capacity Of Karbala Airport Is 20 Million Passengers Annually


Economie| 05:21 – 09/24/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, head of the National Investment Commission, Suha Daoud Najjar, confirmed that the capacity of Karbala Airport in all its stages reaches 20 million passengers annually.


And the Investment Authority said in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that “Najjar attended a meeting at the work site of the Karbala International Airport project, in the presence of the legal guardian of the Hussainiya shrine, Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, the governor of Karbala, Nassif Jassim al-Khattabi, and a number of local officials, in addition to the advanced cadre in the authority.”



Al-Najjar said, “This project will contribute to promoting sustainable development and will provide thousands of jobs and achieve economic resources for national income, praising the efforts that have been made to implement it, and that the authority will work to overcome the obstacles that it can overcome so that this project can see the light.”


She added, “The Karbala International Airport project reflects the bright image of the local investor and the Iraqi competencies capable of implementing large investment projects,” noting that “this project, sponsored by the Hussainiya Shrine, will directly contribute to facilitating the entry of foreign visitors to the province, especially in the million visits, including the Arbaeen visit. “.


The authority indicated, according to the statement, that “the Karbala International Airport project is sponsored by the Imam Hussain Holy Shrine and designed by the French (ADP) company, which has a long history in the field of airport design and is implemented under the supervision of the Manhal Al-Haboubi Office for Engineering Consultations. One million passengers, the third 12 million passengers, and the last stage is 20 million passengers, and it is hoped that it will open its doors to the passenger as a first stage, no later than the end of next year.”


Customs And Ports Agree To Make Maximum Efforts To Remove Obstacles To Joint Work


Local | 01:18 – 09/25/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News, Director-General of the General Authority of Customs, Shaker Mahmoud Al-Zubaidi, and head of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, agreed on Sunday to continue communication and make maximum efforts to overcome all obstacles and difficulties.


A statement by the authority stated that it received, “The Director General of the General Authority of Customs, Shaker Mahmoud Al-Zubaidi, received today the head of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Al-Waeli, at the authority’s headquarters in the capital, Baghdad,” noting that “during the meeting, several topics were discussed regarding joint cooperation between the authority and the ports, especially work in The field of electronic systems and networking.


He added, “The two sides agreed to continue communication for cooperation between the two bodies and to make maximum efforts to overcome all obstacles and difficulties in the way of joint action.” Ended 29/N33


Iraq And Qatar Discuss Ways To Enhance Joint Cooperation In The Field Of Civil Aviation


Political | 11:31 – 09/24/2022   Baghdad – Mawazine News    The President of the Civil Aviation Authority, Nael Saad Abdel Hadi, discussed with the Minister of Transport and the Qatar Aviation Authority the prospects for joint cooperation in the field of civil aviation.


A statement by the Civil Aviation Authority, received by Mawazine News, stated that “the head of the Civil Aviation Authority and the head of the Iraqi delegation, Captain Nael Saad Abdul Hadi, discussed with the Qatari Minister of Transport and the President of the General Aviation Authority in Qatar and the delegation accompanying them prospects for joint cooperation between the two countries. This came on the sidelines of the meeting. 41 Proceedings of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization lCAO held in Montreal – Canada.


The statement added, “The meeting discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries with regard to civil aviation and to provide mutual support in all fields, especially technical, air transport, air safety and aviation security, as well as scholarships and training for the Civil Aviation Authority, while the efforts of the Iraqi delegation were praised during the talks in International forums, especially in the Arab Civil Aviation Organization. Ended 29 / p. 87   LINK

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