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  1. MEETINGS COVERAGE SC/13880 11 JULY 2019 SECURITY COUNCIL 8571ST MEETING (AM) Security Council, after First Ever Visit to Iraq, Says Economic Reform Vital for Post-Conflict Recovery, Warning Fight Against Terrorism ‘Not Over’ The Security Council recognized the challenges facing Iraq in transitioning into a post-conflict environment and the need for economic reform, the co-leaders of the Council’s first ever visit to the country said today. In a mission co-led by Kuwait and the United States, Council members visited Kuwait City and Baghdad on 28 and 29 June, meeting with high-level officials to better gauge the situation on the ground. In a joint briefing, the co-leads described the visit’s itinerary and conclusions reached about current achievements and challenges. Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait) said the purpose of the trip was five-fold. It first aimed at demonstrating support for Iraq’s post-conflict recovery and reconstruction. It also was to observe and support efforts of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh). It further aimed to recognize the challenges ahead, he said, including addressing the humanitarian situation, the need for economic reform and attracting inward investment, and to better understand the aspirations and concerns of the Iraqi people as they begin the process of stabilizing and rebuilding their country. Finally, the visit hoped to address the issue of Kuwaiti and third-party nationals and the return of Kuwaiti property, including national archives, in line with resolution 2107 (2013). The mission began in Kuwait City, he said, where members met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah, discussing regional issues and bilateral engagement between Iraq and Kuwait. Members also met to discuss missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and related outstanding issues with Alice Walpole, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs for UNAMI, and Omar Odeh, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Kuwait in his capacity as Chair of the tripartite mechanism. Members also met the World Bank representative to discuss follow-up to international financial pledges. In Baghdad, members met with Iraqi interlocutors, he said, conveying the Council’s recognition of remaining challenges in Iraq’s post-conflict recovery and reconstruction. Welcoming positive progress towards the full formation of the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, members noted their continued engagement to resolve differences, in line with the Iraqi Constitution. Members also commended Iraq for seeking enhanced regional diplomatic and economic reintegration. Jonathan R. Cohen (United States) said that members underscored the strong and continued commitment of the international community to support Iraq’s stability, prosperity, sovereignty, and security. In meetings with Iraqi and United Nations interlocutors, Council members stressed the need not only for economic reform and more internal investment, but also regional economic integration. They also noted that while ISIL/Da’esh no longer controls any Iraqi territory, the fight is not over. The enduring defeat of the group requires the stabilization of liberated areas, building up resilient communities, and ensuring the continued security for all Iraqis, he said, adding that Iraq’s diversity is critical to its richness and strength. Council members also discussed the humanitarian situation and underscored the importance of the safe, dignified and voluntary return of all internally displaced persons affected by conflict. The mission was successful due to the extensive amount of first-hand information obtained in face-to-face meetings with Iraq and United Nations interlocutors, he stressed. This helped gather a better understanding of the aspirations and concerns of the Iraqi people as they begin the process of stabilizing and rebuilding their country. He commended the Government of Kuwait for co-sponsoring the mission and the Government of Iraq for joining Council members for many meetings. He further commended President Masoud Barzani and leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government for joining the delegation in Baghdad from Erbil and civil society who remain “on the forefront of achieving a better Iraq”. Vladimir K. Safronkov (Russian Federation), recalling the visit, said contact with regional players confirmed that the Council mission remains an important instrument in its activities. Welcoming the intention to establish good neighbourly relations and the desire to find solutions, he underlined the importance of mediation-based diplomacy, emphasizing that every State in the region has an interest in this. “The fight against terrorism is not over,” he said, highlighting the timeliness of the Russian Federation’s counter-terrorism initiative. Noting that resolving this issue depends on subregional, regional and international cooperation, he said the fight against terrorism should be led in a coordinated manner under the auspices of the United Nations. Yarob al-Timimi (Iraq) said the visit was timely as Iraq requires the support of all the members of the international community. “It is a message to the whole world and all people: Iraq has managed to put itself on the right track and overcome all the shocks of the past, and has reached a developed stage of democracy,” he emphasized. Iraq continues to fight terrorism. “We have fought terrorism for five years and have been fighting a terrorist group that controlled 30 to 40 percent of Iraqi territory,” he said. Iraq looks forward to the Council’s support in rebuilding. The meeting began at 10:03 a.m. and ended at 10:20 a.m. https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sc13880.doc.htm
  2. This is just one article on the topic of the value of the dinar. I see more articles coming out soon concerning the value of the dinar if not in the next few days. They have been also talking about early next year 2020. Remember they want to work on infrastructure this month. Hold on to those dinars, the road is going to get a little bumpy.
  3. Change the value of the Iraqi currency ... benefits and costs 2019-07-04 Change the value of the Iraqi currency ... benefits and costs The importance of the Iraqi currency and its impact on the Iraqi economy in light of the current changes The Department of Economic Studies in Beit al-Hikma held a scientific symposium entitled "Change in the value of the Iraqi currency, benefits and costs" under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Falah Hassan Thoini, / 7/2019 on the seminar hall in Beit al-Hikma. The seminar was attended by Dr. Mazhar Mohammed Saleh, financial adviser to the Prime Minister, as well as Professor Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Dagher, Director of the Department of Financial Operations and Debt Management of the Central Bank of Iraq. The participants discussed the problem of changing the value of the Iraqi currency and the reduction of the Iraqi dinar and its impact on the Iraqi economy, some describe this reduction as support for the global economy and some see the deterioration of the purchasing power of the Iraqi individual. Dr. Mazhar Mohammed Saleh talked about the policy of the Central Bank since its establishment so far in a concise and clear as the goal of the bank is to manage the monetary expectations and how Iraq's oil revenues since 2003 to 2014 is improving continuously so there was no budget deficit. He pointed to the role of Iraq and the agreements signed with the International Monetary Fund and its impact on the Iraqi economy. He concluded by discussing the need for new policies that are consistent with the central bank's policy of reaching solutions. Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Dagher discussed the current exchange rate regime for two years in Iraq and mentioned facts about the Iraqi economy for 2019. The promise of the devaluation of the Iraqi currency affects all the real and monetary balances of the Iraqi economy because one of the reasons for inflation accompanying the reduction ignites expectations and pressures towards the continuation of subsequent reductions decisions. In conclusion, there were comments from the audience and views and proposals on the decision to reduce the Iraqi dinar. The seminar was attended by Dr. Ihsan Al-Amin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bayt Al-Hikma and a number of prominent personalities in the banking and financial field and a number of academics. Source http://www.baytalhikma.iq/News_Details.php?ID=1025
  4. http://forex.tradingcharts.com/foreign_exchange_rates/ Is this the norm? Just curious. Thanks
  5. Free import • 200 cigarettes or • 50 cigars or • 250 grammes of tobacco • Up to 1 litre in wines or spirits • 500 ml of perfume in two small opened bottles • Up to 25 Dinars can be imported and sums no greater than 5 Dinars can be exported out of the country. 25 Dinars import and 5 Dinars export? Where are the zeros? https://www.visahq.com/iraq/customs/#!import-regulations Please delete, I see it is posted now. Getting a little excited. Lol
  6. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Thursday signed an agreement with Jordan over the next two days, adding that the agreement will provide thousands of jobs. A statement issued by the Office of the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hassan al-Kaabi received a copy of it that the latter "visited the Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at the headquarters of the Prime Minister," noting that "the two sides discussed a number of bills referred to the House of Representatives with a view to enacting the beginning of chapter Next legislative session. " The statement added that "the laws were also reviewed to the government for the purpose of the amendment to suit the direction of the current government looking forward to a series of changes in the interest of the country and the requirements of the Iraqi citizen, and the process of follow-up MPs for their oversight work in ministries and the need to facilitate access mechanism to government headquarters." "The next stage will witness great economic openness on the regional and global environment. Within two days, an important agreement will be reached with Jordan on the export of oil and the opening of Trebil," the statement said. "This will provide thousands of jobs in the field of transport and services, . Ending / 25 https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/01/31/386429/
  7. Interesting the article above comes out after I read this comment. Could someone be reading our board and then create an article for us to read. Is it really political reasons for delaying progress in Iraq or something else? They always look for a justifiable reason for delay day after day. Maybe a coincident. Just thinking out loud.
  8. Iraqi Prime Minister accepts President Trump's invitation to visit Washington 26-12-2018 11:13 PM Number of Views: 1544 Agency of the orbit - BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday accepted an invitation from US President Donald Trump to visit the White House on the eve of New Year's Day. Earlier, Reuters reported that Trump had invited Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to visit the White House on New Year's Eve. It is finished http://www.almadarnews.org/index.php?page=article&id=47445
  9. Washington: Bill to punish those who threaten the security of Iraq The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday demanding that the US administration impose sanctions on terrorist organizations and countries that threaten Iraq's security and stability, led by Iran. The bill stipulates that the US president should identify individuals and groups in Iraq that should be included in the list of terrorist organizations and impose sanctions on them, as well as submit a report to Congress detailing these groups. The bill also imposes on the US State Department a list of armed organizations supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The sanctions range from freezing funds and resources to not granting visas to enter the United States and canceling any previous visas. The Senate should also approve a copy of the draft before it is sent to the White House. https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ar&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.alhurra.com/a/%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B4%D9%86%D8%B7%D9%86-%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%B7%D9%84%D8%A8-%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%B6-%D8%B9%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D9%87%D8%AF%D8%AF-%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-/469849.html&xid=17259,15700002,15700023,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700190,15700201&usg=ALkJrhgT-vctGy00YlxHAOxzyjBEgqy4DQ
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