TNT "Tidbits From TNT" Friday Morning 5-26-2023



Tishwash:  Iraq and Iran confirm the strengthening of Iranian gas transportation lines and regional cooperation


Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed, in a phone call, the latest developments in relations between the two countries.

Tasnim International News Agency reported that the two sides confirmed in these telephone talks the implementation of the security agreement signed between the two countries.


Among the other issues discussed by the foreign ministers of the two countries in this contact, is the need to strengthen Iranian gas transport lines to Iraq and regional cooperation.


In these telephone conversations, Amir Abdollahian expressed his thanks for the financial and bank transfer related to the pilgrims of the Holy House of God from the funds of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and called for further strengthening of banking cooperation.  Link


CandyKisses:  Member of the Parliamentary Finance: We have overcome 5 complexities of the 2023 budget. Tomorrow is the day of decisive


Member of the Parliamentary Finance: We have overcome 5 of the most important complexities of the 2023 budget. Decisive tomorrow


Al-Maalouma/Baghdad.. Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Representative Mudhar Al-Karawi, confirmed, on Friday, that 5 of the most important complexities of the 2023 budget have been exceeded.


Al-Karawi said in an interview with Al-Maalouma, “The 2023 budget is almost complete in terms of items and appendices, and there is a series of evening sessions to resolve some The issues, but in general, the budget witnessed many changes in important files.


He added, “5 of the most important complexities of the 2023 budget have been overcome, most notably the financial deficit and securing the entitlements of important segments in terms of stabilization, in addition to the entitlements of the provinces within the development of the regions.”


He pointed out that “the 2023 budget will be ready for presentation before the House of Representatives tomorrow, Saturday, in any case, stressing its importance in ensuring the financial benefits of all ministries, state institutions and their employees.”


The Parliamentary Finance Committee has been discussing the budget for weeks, in order to make changes that would prompt it to be presented to the parliament before the vote.




CandyKisses:  Parliamentary Finance votes on the proposal to regulate the relationship with the Kurdistan region in the general budget


Baghdad / Nina / The Parliamentary Finance Committee, with a majority of its members, voted during its meeting held on Thursday evening on the proposal related to the organization of the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region in the federal budget.


In a tweet via the social networking platform, a member of the committee, MP Youssef Al-Kalabi, confirmed the withdrawal of the committee members from the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc from the meeting in protest against the passage of the wording of the proposal with the approval of the majority of the other members.




Tishwash:  The Central Bank: Iraqi-Saudi cooperation in the field of exchanging experiences and electronic payment


The Central Bank of Iraq confirmed, on Thursday, the existence of Iraqi-Saudi cooperation in the field of exchanging experiences and electronic payment.


Deputy Governor Ammar Hamad Khalaf said, “During the meeting of the fifth session of the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, cooperation was clear between the Central Bank of Iraq and the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia in many areas to provide banking services to merchants and beneficiaries.”


Khalaf added, in an interview with the official news agency, that “one of the Iraqi banks has opened a branch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and there is another bank in the process of opening a branch in the Kingdom.”


He continued, “There is cooperation in the field of exchanging expertise and information and developing expertise in the field of financial technologies, electronic payment and other banking services between the Iraqi and Saudi central banks   link