Don961: Mohammed al-Halbusi to (Tigris): Washington is waiting for Iraq to rely on itself on the economic side link
Frank26: KTFA KONA ……. TO RELY ON SOMEONE IS BECAUSE YOU TOLD THAT SOMEONE TO ………..DO SOMETHING.
Iobey777: IMO..It’s TIME!! It’s HAPPENING! Perhaps if we add an (a) to rely, we get Relay…ie.. the message has been relay..ed to Iraq to RELY on their OWN currency and tell the world their fine new rate!!!
CSHessman: Sounds to me like USA is waiting for Iraq to flip the RELaY switch!
StephenMac63: If it was speculated it would arrive like a thief in the night….and Frank&Tink are now in Hawaii, wouldnt that make it a Thief in the Afternoon?
Samson: The start of the four-way meeting in Amman at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Iraq
14th April, 2019
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday the start of the four-nation meeting, which includes the countries of Iraq, Cyprus, Greece and Jordan in Amman at the level of foreign ministers.
“The four-way meeting started in Amman at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Iraq,” ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement received by the economy.
“The most important topics of the meeting are the development of economic relations and integration in various fields,” he added. LINK
Samson: The Central Bank decides to allow the United Bank to issue letters of guarantee
14th April, 2019
The Central Bank of Iraq has decided to allow the United Investment Bank to issue new letters of guarantee
The “Economy News” obtained a document issued by the Central Bank of Iraq in which it decided to allow the United Investment Bank to issue new letters of guarantee, after the previous decision to stop issuing LINK
Samson: Syrian Transport: The Baghdad-Damascus train project has reached very advanced stages
14th April, 2019
A source in the Syrian Ministry of Transport, that work is continuing to link the railways in Syria and Iraq and the inclusion of Iran to him and access to China in an old and strategic project stopped during the Syrian crisis
The source added that representatives of Syria, Iraq and Iran are in the meeting to determine the executive steps for the project to connect the Syrian ports on the Mediterranean Sea, with Iran through Iraq
Al-Watan newspaper quoted the source as saying that there are understandings with the Chinese side to participate in this project, becoming a link to the Silk Road and benefiting from it Syria, Iraq, Iran, China, Pakistan and others
The source added that the linking of the railways between Syria and Iraq has reached advanced stages in Syria, where the completion rate is about 97 percent (the total length of the Syrian section 156 km) and in Iraq the length of the line about 160 km and a large proportion of it
During the war, the project was halted in Syria and part of it was destroyed.
Work is under way to determine the size of the losses, the cost of rehabilitating the pipeline and the import of new trains LINK
Samson: Syria announces the completion of 97% of the rail link with Iraq and confirms the possibility of including China LINK
Samson: Trump: North Korea has enormous potential for success and wealth
14th April, 2019
US President Donald Trump is ready to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong – un with paying tribute to the economic situation of the isolated state
“I agree with Kim that their personal relationship is still very good, and perhaps the use of the term ‘excellent’ is more accurate,” Trump wrote in a tweet on his Twitter social networking site last weekend
The US president’s message comes in the wake of government media reports last week that the North Korean leader is open to another summit with his US counterpart
“I think a third summit will be a good thing, as we fully understand each other’s position,” he said
In February, the second summit failed between the US president and North Korea’s leader in Hanoi to follow up plans for nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula despite the historic meeting held in Singapore in mid-2018
“North Korea has enormous potential for extraordinary economic growth, success and wealth under the leadership of Kim,” he said
Trump pointed out that he is looking forward to the day, which may soon be, which testifies to the possibility of wiping nuclear weapons and sanctions
Last month , the US president ordered the withdrawal of additional sanctions against North Korea, as it was unnecessary at the moment
“North Korea can be seen as one of the most successful countries in the world,” he said LINK
Samson: World Bank: $ 82 Billion to Support Digital Transformation and Infrastructure in Africa
13th April, 2019
The World Bank has pledged $ 25 billion to invest in the Digital Transformation Initiative in Africa over the next 10 years .
A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation said Saturday that the World Bank has also allocated another $ 57 billion to infrastructure projects in the continent over the next three years.
The bank will invest about $ 25 billion to support the digital transformation over the next 10 years in cooperation with the private sector, said World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure, Mukhtar Diop.
This came during a session on “Africa’s Digital Economy” at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank in Washington, opened by the World Bank’s Managing Director, Cristalina Georgieva, in the presence of Amani Abu Zeid, AU Commissioner for Infrastructure, Joseph Mochiro, Secretary of the Council of Ministers for Information and Communication Technology in Kenya, Ingabir, Minister of Information Technology of Rwanda.
Egypt is the first country in the Middle East and Africa to have a strategy for digital transformation and e-commerce, one of the key components of the country’s development strategy, said Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation .
Egypt is working to attract foreign investment in ICTs and stimulate investment in emerging companies, Nasr said, looking forward to increasing foreign investments in Africa in the field of digital transformation. LINK
Samson: FATF discusses protecting the integrity of the international financial system
13th April, 2019
Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), participated in the FATF Ministerial Meeting held in Washington, DC, on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings.
Members of the group, a number of international experts and specialists in money and money and combating the financing of terrorism, and international organizations competent in this area.
The meeting discussed a number of issues and issues related to the protection of the integrity of the international financial system, ways of combating the financing of terrorism, money laundering and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and discussed a number of financial reports related to this field.
The Ministers commended the important role played by the Group and their keenness to support it and develop its functions and roles.
The statement issued by the ministerial meeting affirmed the Group’s commitment to combat the financing of terrorism, money laundering and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as threats to international security and the stability of the international financial system and its determination to pursue all sources, channels and techniques used.
The World Financial Group will work to address these challenges and any challenges that the international community, including the UN Security Council and the G20, will identify and pursue, and will work to stop and prosecute criminals and their criminal networks, including transnational crime syndicates. Of the exploitation of the financial system in organized crime and corruption. LINK