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    Go Iraq Part 8
  2. 6ly410

    Go Iraq Part 8

    haha let’s go bro cheers
  3. Iraqi PM in China on 7-day visit amid reconstruction efforts Kurdistan 24 | 8 hours ago Iraqi Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, during a press conference in Baghdad. (Photo: PM's office) Iraq China Baghdad Beijing A+AA- ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Thursday arrived in Hefei, China on an official visit to the country at the head of a large delegation. He is accompanied by 55 high ranking individuals, including ministers, officials, and provincial governors and will remain in China until Sept. 24. China is one of Iraq’s largest trading partners, from which it imports many products including electronics and construction material. In mid-April, a senior delegation from the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) arrived in Baghdad and met with a number of Iraqi officials. “China is the second largest economy in the world,” Abdul Mahdi said in a TV interview before his departure, adding, it “has great liquidity and advanced technology.” The Prime Minister said, “We have dozens of joint projects with China on issues of armament, oil and others,” noting, “Iraq was the first to sign the draft Silk Road Agreement.” Iraqi officials have previously called on China for support in the reconstruction of the country, which suffered much destruction during the so-called Islamic State’s takeover of a third of its land and the subsequent operations against the terrorist organization. Abdul Mahdi said his visit to China would bring “positive results” and that Iraq would start “a speedy reconstruction of infrastructure” upon his return. In an interview with the state-run al-Sabah news outlet on Wednesday, China’s ambassador to Iraq, Zhang Tao, said Abdul Mahdi’s visit would mark a new phase in bilateral ties. Seemingly, China’s engagement would extend to areas of electricity, water purification, construction of schools, hospitals, housing units, as well as transportation-related projects, Tao said, adding that Chinese companies would prioritize services “urgently needed” by the Iraqi public. The envoy also said that Beijing would incentivize more Chinese companies to enter the Iraqi market and help with reconstruction, as well as the training personnel in various fields.
  4. Kurdistan Ready to Address All Disputes with Iraq Based on Constitution: PM BasNews 19/09/2019 - 22:23 Published inKurdistan ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region is ready to resolve all its disputes with Iraq in accordance with the Constitution, as addressing the remaining issues would serve all sides, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi on the sidelines of the first graduation ceremony of the American University of Kurdistan (AUK), in Duhok province, where the two leaders exchanged views on the ties between Erbil and Baghdad. The Kurdish premier further argued that Iraq should treat the Kurdistan Region as a constitutional region, stressing on closer cooperations to ensure the security of the country and fight the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) which still impose a great threat in the liberated areas. Halbusi, in return, hailed the progress in the relations between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, hoping that the two sides would reach a final agreement on solving the remaining issues. Concerning negative rumors on Erbil-Baghdad relations, Halbusi asserted that Iraq has stayed positive about the talks with the Kurdistan Region.
  5. Iraq PM tolerates Erbil’s oil sales for sake of stability: analyst 1 hour ago | 96 Views Omar Moradi Robin Mills, CEO of Qamar Energy and author of The Myth of the Oil Crisis, speaks to Rudaw on the sidelines of the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Rudaw TV ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Oil has long bedeviled relations between Erbil and Baghdad, yet the government of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi appears to have taken a far more lenient stance on the Kurdistan Region’s control of its wells than his predecessors, Robin Mills, CEO of Qamar Energy and author of The Myth of the Oil Crisis, told Rudaw. Erbil and Baghdad struck a deal as part of the 2019 budget bill to reinstate the Kurdistan Region’s share of the federal budget in exchange for 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to be sold through the state oil marketing body SOMO. The Iraqi government of former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki had cut the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) share of the budget from 17 percent to zero in 2014 in response to the Region’s independent sale of oil. Although the Region is now receiving its share of the budget, albeit at a reduced rate of around 12 percent, Baghdad is yet to receive a single barrel of oil from Erbil. The KRG has meanwhile continued with its independent oil sales, angering many Iraqi lawmakers. Mills, an expert in world oil markets, believes Abdul-Mahdi has allowed the arrangement to continue unchallenged for the sake of unity and stability as the country emerges from years of conflict and internal rivalry. “I think for now there has been a temporary arrangement which has worked quite well,” Mills told Rudaw on the sidelines of the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi last week. “The federal government is delivering the budget to the Kurdish region, the Kurdistan Region is able to export its oil and earn some revenues from that, and at the same time it’s exporting a certain amount of federally controlled oil as well through its own pipelines that couldn’t get to Turkey and couldn’t get to the market otherwise. So that’s cooperative.” The issue could still rupture ties between Erbil and Baghdad, however, Mills warned, if the Iraqi side feels it is getting too little in return. “I think obviously one big issue in this is still the issue of the control of oil... but we have known for a long time the federal government has maintained that it should have control over all oil and sales, including those from the Kurdistan Region,” Mills said. “And then I think there are a certain number of people in federal Iraq who feel that they are delivering a lot of budget to the Kurdistan Region, which effectively comes from oil sales in Basra, without having full control over the oil sales from the Kurdistan Region. So they feel perhaps they are giving more than their fair share.” The spirit of goodwill that Erbil has enjoyed since Abdul-Mehdi came to power in late 2018 should not be taken for granted, Mills warned, as the return of a more hardline leader like former prime minister Haider al-Abadi could see the KRG squeezed once more. “I think so far Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has been prepared to continue that for the sake of holding the country together and making sure the Kurdistan Region remains stable,” Mills said. “But of course he may not be prime minister forever and we need to see if a new government might take a different view on that.” Iraq has on several occasions hinted at plans to build a new pipeline with neighboring Turkey as an alternative route bypassing the Persian Gulf, where US-Iran tensions threaten to disrupt exports. Rudaw asked Mills whether the existing pipeline linking the Kurdistan Region with Turkey’s seaport at Ceyhan could offer Baghdad this desired alternative to export oil from Kirkuk. “This is a very important route, of course, because Iraq at the moment has no way to export oil except through the Gulf,” said Mills. “And we have seen attacks on tankers in the Gulf and drone attacks on pipelines in Saudi Arabia.” Baghdad will be looking to balance the security of its exports against its desire to move oil without having to depend on the Kurdistan Region, Mills said. International oil companies are pleased with improvements in the regularity of the Kurdistan Region’s payments for the development of its oilfields, Mills said, and have praised the Region’s production sharing contracts. These contracts have been “very successful in attracting investment” as “generally they give a fair return to the company and they still keep most of the profits for the Kurdistan Region”. Current oil production in the Kurdistan Region stands at around 400,000 bpd and “has been rising”, he said. “If we look at the Tawke area in Duhok which is developed now by DNO, that has increased production quite a bit... with the development of a new field in Fishkhabur so that is been really helping production. And Khurmala which is operated by KAR Group is increasing production as well and Atrush which is produced by TAQA, the government company of Abu Dhabi... that is also increasing production. Those are the main ones that have been gaining,” he said. “For next year, production will increase from 400,000 to 450,000 or so and the challenge is I think to increase it in the next few years,” he added.
  6. Kurdistan President, Halbusi Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq BasNews 19/09/2019 - 15:36 Published inKurdistan ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil to discuss the latest political and security affairs. Barzani and Halbusi, during the meeting, stressed on the importance of the continuation of peaceful dialogue between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in hopes of addressing the remaining issues between the sides based on the Iraqi Constitution. They further shed light on the Iraqi budget bill for the year of 2020, the process of reconstruction of the areas liberated from the Islamic State (IS), the situation of the IDPs and Syrian refugees, based in the Kurdistan Region, and their return to their places of origin. The two leaders also discussed the security and political affairs in Iraq and the region in general.
  7. Iraqi parl. speaker in Erbil for talks on KRG-Iraq relations Kurdistan 24 | 2 hours ago Iraqi parliamentary speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi at the Erbil International Airport next to his Kurdistan Region counterpart, Rewas Fayiq on Sept. 19, 2019. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) Iraq Erbil Baghdad Kurdistan Erbil Baghdad Relations A+AA- ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi arrived in Erbil on Thursday to meet with senior officials in the Kurdistan Region. Halbousi’s plane landed at the Erbil International Airport this morning, where the speaker of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region, Rewas Fayiq, welcomed him. The visit comes a day after Iraqi President Barham Salih visited the region. Salih held a series of meetings with the top officials of the Kurdistan Region to discuss Erbil–Baghdad relations. A political source told Kurdistan 24 that Halbousi would be meeting with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, and the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani. He will also hold talks with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, to discuss the latest developments in Erbil and Baghdad relations. The source added that Halbousi would then go to Duhok to participate in a number of activities set to be held in the city within the coming days. The visits of federal government officials to Erbil come as ties between the two governments are improving and a dialogue over unresolved issues continues. In the meeting between President Salih and Prime Minister Barzani, both sides agreed that strengthening bilateral ties is “of shared interest,” according to a statement from the Barzani’s office. “Both sides recognized that mutual respect and improved coordination will help stabilize the country and preserve the security of its people against both internal and external threats.”
  8. 6ly410

    Go Iraq Part 8

    the vibe around here is excellent... let’s go IRAQ
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