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Iraqi News Highlights Wednesday Afternoon 3-1-23


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Talabani: The Dollar Flees Through The Kurdistan Region To Turkey


Political | 05:40 – 01/03/2023   Baghdad – Mawazine News, the head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pavel Talabani, confirmed, on Wednesday, that the dollar is smuggling through Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah to Erbil and from there to Turkey.  Talabani said during his participation in the second annual Erbil Forum, “Turning Points and the Future of the Middle East,” that “there are two intelligence services in Kurdistan, the first in Erbil and the second in Sulaymaniyah.”


He added, “The Americans told us that they have tired the region for 30 years, and they are trying to unite us.”  He pointed out, “The dollar flees through Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah, to Erbil, and from there to Turkey.” Ended 29 / H


Finance And Parliament Are Discussing The Draft Budget


Political | 03:47 – 01/03/2023   Baghdad – Mawazine News,  Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, discussed with a parliamentary delegation, today, Wednesday, the programs included in the draft of the next budget law.


And the Finance stated, in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that “The Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, received today a delegation of members of the House of Representatives, which included (Sami’a Ghallab / Aisha Al-Masari / Zaytouna Al-Dulaimi / Kamel Al-Aqili / Ahmed Rashid Al-Salman / Yusef Al-Kalabi). “.


During the meeting, the Minister of Finance expressed her appreciation for the efforts to strengthen the bonds of cooperation and joint coordination between the legislative and executive institutions, in a way that ensures the achievement of the goals of the government platform approved by the Parliament, and that would provide services to citizens and various segments and complete development projects in the interest of the national economy.


The ministry added, “The meeting witnessed a discussion of the most important axes related to financial and economic aspects, and focus on the need to redouble efforts between the Ministry of Finance and the Parliamentary Finance Committee, as well as discussing the most important programs included in the draft of the next budget bill, and reaching common visions with the aim of maturing the necessary laws to achieve the requirements of development.” Comprehensive for the Iraqi economy.” Ended 29 / h


Guterres From Baghdad: We Are Ready To Support The Government’s Efforts To Fight Corruption And Diversify The Economy


political| 02:28 – 01/03/2023  Baghdad – Mawazine News  The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed, on Wednesday, his aspiration for Iraq’s participation in the water conference that will be held this month, while calling on the international community to support Iraq by addressing environmental challenges and diversifying the economy.


Guterres said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani: “I am happy to visit Iraq again, and today we see it different,” stressing that “his visit to Baghdad comes to confirm the solidarity and support of the United Nations for Iraq.”


He added, “I am encouraged by the formation of the new Iraqi government and its reform program,” praising “the prime minister’s commitment to addressing the challenges facing the country, including fighting corruption, improving services, and diversifying the economy.”


He stressed that “the United Nations is ready to support the efforts of the Iraqi government in fighting corruption, diversifying the economy and creating job opportunities.”


He expressed his aspiration for “Iraq’s participation in the water conference that will be held this month,” noting that “Iraq is among the countries most affected by climate change.”


The Secretary-General called on the international community to “support Iraq in addressing environmental challenges and diversifying the economy.”


He pointed out that “Iraq is important and central,” praising “the Iraqi government’s diplomacy on the basis of good neighborliness.”


He expressed his “gratitude to the Iraqi government and people for their solidarity with the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria,” explaining that “Iraq will break the cycle of instability and fragility and move towards more freedom and peace.”


Parliamentary Oil: Increasing The Number Of Refineries Will Provide Iraq With $1.5 Billion Annually


Economie| 10:42 – 01/03/2023  Baghdad – Mawazine News   The Parliamentary Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Committee revealed, on Wednesday, the Ministry of Oil’s intention to establish new refineries and rehabilitate the old ones, stressing that increasing their numbers will cover the country’s need for derivatives, which annually provides the country with 1.5 billion dollars.


Committee member Zainab Al-Moussawi said, “The Ministry of Oil is seeking to increase the number of new refineries and rehabilitate the old ones,” noting that “there are 14 refineries currently in Iraq, two of which are under construction, one in Al-Faw district in Basra and the other within Anbar province,” according to the newspaper. official.


And she added, “The total production capacity of the operating refineries reaches one million and 336 thousand barrels per day, and with the introduction of the Karbala refinery, the production capacity will increase to the extent that will reduce the import of oil derivatives, which will add to the budget from one billion to one billion and 500 million dollars, which was drained annually in its import.” “. Ended 29/N33


The Head Of The Integrity Commission Stresses To The United Nations The Importance Of Working On The Files Of Recovering Money And Convicts


Iraq   Today, Wednesday, the head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Haider Hanoun, stressed the importance of working on the files of recovering money and convicts.


A statement by the Integrity Commission stated, “The head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Haider Hanoun, received the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Ghulam Muhammad Ishaq Zai, the Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Iraq, Ali Al-Barir, and the Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Program Development Program (UNDP) Ghamr Hany Deeb.


Hanoun stressed during the meeting, according to the statement, “the importance of working on the files of recovering funds and convicts, and intensifying efforts in the field of addressing inflated funds and illegal gain,” noting that “the injunctive aspect of the commission’s work is of great importance in strengthening the citizen’s confidence in state agencies in general and agencies.” particular oversight.


He drew attention to “the presence of international organizations in Iraq and their endeavor to provide expertise and experience,” explaining that “the Commission’s investigators need moral support, acquire skills and increase experience in the field of preventing and combating corruption and benefit from international experiences in that, and also need technical support by providing modern tools and devices that support them in investigation and investigation.


In turn, representatives of international organizations in Iraq referred to “the proposals that were submitted and presented to the Prime Minister, who referred them to the commission,” noting that “work is underway to form a team from both parties to study them and then turn them into action plans and programs to be ready for implementation.”


And he expressed “their readiness to provide moral support, training, imparting skills, and providing the staff of the Commission with expertise,” stressing that “improving Iraq’s position within the reports of international transparency indicators of corruption perceptions is by focusing on extradition, witness protection, and prevention of corruption and graft.”


A Package Of Measures To Expand The Outlets For Depositing Dinars And Selling Dollars


Iraq   Al-Rafidain Bank announced a package of measures to expand the outlets for depositing the Iraqi dinar and selling the dollar to travelers through the electronic platform of the Central Bank of Iraq.


And the media office of the bank stated in a statement, “As of Sunday, travelers must review the designated branches in Baghdad, which are (Palestine Street – Firdaus Square – Al-Wahda neighborhood – Officers’ role – Arab neighborhood – Al-Moheet – Al-Rafi’i) for the purpose of depositing and delivering cash amounts in those branches.” .


And he continued, “With bringing the official documents, which are (a valid passport – a travel ticket (travel ticket) and the visa (entry visa) that are required by the electronic platform and within a period of three days or less, before the date of travel indicated on the ticket, and then after that the traveler receives the value of The amount that was deposited with the card in dollars exclusively from the airport outlet.


A New Rise In The Exchange Rates Of The Dollar In The Local Markets


Economie   Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Baghdad / National News Center  The National News Center publishes the exchange rates of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar on a daily basis, according to the variables of the currency exchange market in the capital, Baghdad, and the provinces of the country.



In Baghdad:  the selling price of the dollar is 156,000 for every 100 dollars, thus increasing by 1250 dinars from yesterday.  The purchase price of the dollar is 155,000 per 100 dollars


In the north:  the selling price of the dollar is 157,250 per 100 dollars,  the buying price of the dollar is 156,250 per 100 dollars


In the south, the selling price of the dollar is 156,000 per 100 dollars,  the buying price of the dollar is 155,000 per 100 dollars.


It is noteworthy that the exchange rates have increased significantly on a daily basis, after their decline about two weeks ago, due to government measures.


Iraqi Currency Auction Sales Of The Dollar Decreased By 40%


Posted On2023-03-01 By Sotaliraq   2023-03-01  The Central Bank of Iraq’s sales of dollars decreased in auction today, Wednesday, by 40%, to record 140 million dollars.


Shafaq News agency reporter stated that the Central Bank sold, during its auction today, 140 million 390 thousand and 285 dollars, a decrease of 40% compared to yesterday, Tuesday, in which sales amounted to 233 million 921 thousand and 34 dollars, which the bank covered at an exchange rate. The base amounted to 1305 dinars per dollar for documentary credits and international settlements of electronic cards, at a price of 1310 dinars per dollar for foreign transfers, and at a price of 1310 dinars per dollar in cash.


Our correspondent added that most of the dollar sales went to reinforce the balances abroad in the form of (remittances, credits), amounting to 99,890,285 dollars, while the remaining 40,500,000 dollars went in the form of cash sales.


Our correspondent indicated that the number of banks that bought the cash dollar amounted to 14, while the number of banks that responded to requests to strengthen balances abroad reached 24, while the total number of exchange and mediation companies participating in the auction was 133 companies. LINK


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