KTFA “Thursday News”



Henig:  Al-Sudani receives an official invitation to visit the United Arab Emirates


Baghdad / NINA / – The Prime Minister, Muhammad Al-Sudani, received today, Wednesday, an official invitation to visit the United Arab Emirates.


The media office of the Prime Minister said in a statement: “Al-Sudani received the Minister of Justice of the United Arab Emirates, Abdullah Sultan bin Awad Al-Nuaimi, and his accompanying delegation.”


Al-Sudani expressed Iraq’s relentless endeavor to maintain the best relations with the United Arab Emirates, and to strengthen partnership and cooperation at various levels and fields.


Al-Nuaimi delivered to Al-Sudani an official invitation from the UAE leadership to visit the United Arab Emirates, discuss the development of bilateral relations, and emphasize the strengthening of friendship and cooperation with Iraq.  LINK


Henig:  Al-Sudani inagurates the Iraq International Book Fair


Baghdad / NINA / – The Prime Minister, Muhammad Al-Sudani, inaugurated this evening, Wednesday, the Iraq International Book Fair, which is being held at the Baghdad International Fair.


Al-Sudani toured the corridors of the exhibition, and reviewed the publications of Iraqi, Arab and international publishing houses.


The Prime Minister pointed out the importance of these cultural events, which are of great interest, due to their cultural role, and their importance is derived from the role they play in the field of spreading knowledge.


He stressed that the government supports all cultural initiatives that contribute to the exchange of ideas, and supports all efforts that revive such events, and reflects the bright side of Iraq with its cultural and civilizational dimension.  LINK




Clare:  Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani arrived today, Thursday, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in the Arab-Chinese summit.




Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani arrived today, Thursday, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in the Arab-Chinese summit.


A brief statement by the Prime Minister’s Media Office, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), said, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in the Arab-Chinese summit.”  LINK




Henig:  The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, confirmed on Wednesday that the Arab-Chinese summit held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, coincides with Iraq’s passage through a difficult political stage, according to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) –


Al-Sudani stated that Iraq’s participation in the summit is of a particular importance as it represents an opportunity to share the new economic vision of the government.


Al-Sudani noted that the Arab-Chinese summit in Riyadh comes at a time the world is witnessing major political and economic transformations and conflicts.


The Iraqi Prime Minister confirmed that Iraq is looking forward to quoting China’s successful experiences in various fields.


Al-Sudani elaborated that the Arab-Chinese summit is an explicit call for economic and investment integration between Iraq and the neighboring countries, adding that Iraq’s strategic location gives it the right to play a major role.


Al-Sudani explained that this economic experiment can create a state of Arab economic integration, by benefiting from the presence of the Chinese partner, to develop a sustainable and integrated Arab economy, through the exchange of trade and investment opportunities and technological information.


The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is visiting Saudi Arabia from December 7 to December 9, after he received an official invitation from King Salman bin Abdulaziz, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).


Jinping will attend two major summits in Riyadh where leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab countries will attend, SPA mentioned.


The two summits will address ways to enhance joint relations in all fields, as well as prospects for economic and development cooperation, SPA added.  LINK




Henig:  The meeting attended by the Governor of Central Bank of Iraq Mustafa Ghaleb, Minister of Finance Taif Sami, the International Monetary Fund mission and other officials.


Photo: Iraqi News Agency


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) discussed on Wednesday with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission aspects of bilateral cooperation and development, according to the CBI statement cited by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).


The statement mentioned that the CBI governor, Mustafa Ghaleb, received the Minister of Finance, Taif Sami, and the IMF mission that is currently visiting the capital, Baghdad.


The meeting addressed the main policy challenges and ways to develop the bilateral cooperation to serve the banking and economic sectors in Iraq, and to enhance financial stability, the statement added.


The CBI is hosting on Wednesday and Thursday meetings of the IMF mission in the capital, Baghdad, with the participation of the Ministry of Finance and representatives of the ministries of planning, electricity, labor, water resources and environment.


Director of the media office of the CBI, Omar Assem, mentioned earlier that the IMF mission will hold meetings on Thursday with the Iraqi Company for Financing Small and Medium Enterprises (ICFSME), Vitas Company, and senior staff from the CBI’s Banking Control Department, according to INA.


Assem also elaborated that the meeting of the IMF mission with the CBI aims to develop work in the banking sector in Iraq, especially as it gained international confidence and enhanced financial inclusion. LINK



Clare:  Al-Sudani and the International Monetary are discussing reforming the Iraqi banking system and efforts to combat corruption




Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani received, yesterday, Wednesday, the delegation of the International Monetary Fund, headed by the Resident Representative of the Fund in Iraq, Mr. Ghazi Shbeikat.


Al-Sudani stressed during the meeting, according to a statement issued by his office today, Thursday, “the importance of strengthening aspects of joint cooperation between Iraq and the Fund’s development programs, and supporting the path of empowering the Iraqi economy.”


“The IMF’s support for the economic reform approach adopted by the government was also discussed, as well as cooperation in the field of reforming and developing the Iraqi banking system, and supporting Iraq’s efforts to combat corruption,” the statement added.  LINK




Clare:  Planning announces the approval of the ministry’s budget for the year 2023




The Opinion Committee in the Ministry of Planning, headed by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Planning Muhammad Ali Tamim, held today, Thursday, its periodic meeting for the month of December.


Tamim stressed, by withdrawing his office’s statement, a copy of which {Euphrates News} received, during the meeting: “The importance of working in accordance with the directives of the Council of Ministers and in line with the objectives of the ministerial curriculum and the government program,” referring to “a number of important directives, foremost of which is adherence to laws and controls.”


Tamim directed, “the need to pay attention to the places of reception of auditors, and to equip them with all requirements for comfort,” directing that “the tasks of the members of the House of Representatives must be facilitated as the highest oversight body in the country, as well as facilitating the procedures of other oversight bodies represented by the Financial Supervision Bureau and the Integrity Commission, in accordance with the laws and regulations and instructions in force.


In addition, the opinion commission, according to the statement, approved the ministerial program of the Ministry of Planning, which was prepared in light of the government curriculum, and the commission also approved the ministry’s budget for the year 2023, and the approval of the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding between the Iraqi Accreditation Commission of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, and the Moroccan Accreditation Commission, and the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding Others between the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control and the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality.


The meeting also witnessed a discussion of the proposed amendments to the Ministry of Planning Law No. (19) for the year 2009, and other issues that were on the agenda, and the necessary decisions, procedures and recommendations were taken in their regard.    LINK