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Al-Kazemi's visit to the region ... a road map for a unified Iraq

 
 
  Baghdad / Muhannad Abdul-Wahhab Erbil / Sundus Abdel-Wahab
 
 
The visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the Kurdistan region, which he started yesterday, Thursday, was not limited to political and official meetings with officials there, as the tour - which is the first he has undertaken for the region since he took office last May - has expanded to include an inspection of the border crossings and the significance of this step. However, state law prevails over all parts of the country, and his meeting and inspecting the gatherings of protesters in Sulaymaniyah and the displaced in the camps of Dohuk, and his standing as an honor and reverence for the martyrs and victims at one of the notorious “Anfal” sites, and the monument to the “Halabja” tragedy, is nothing but a message to the world that The Iraqi blood is one, and the destiny, destiny and future of each region in this country are interlinked and cannot be separated, so the visit served as a national roadmap for solving the outstanding problems between the center and the region first, and starting to establish a relationship of understanding and complementarity between them.Al-Kazemi's meeting with the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, in Sulaymaniyah, which was attended by a number of Kurdish political leaders, discussed the overall current challenges, as well as the latest preparations and efforts to hold the parliamentary elections.
The Prime Minister affirmed that Iraq today has a historic opportunity to overcome all the pitfalls of the past, and to start building its economy and administrative system in the best way, and most appropriate for the interests of all Iraqis of all spectrums, as the present moment requires building and solidarity, and learning from the mistakes that marred the process of building a new Iraq after the demise of dictatorship . The President of the Republic, for his part, praised the efforts of Al-Kazemi and his government team seeking reform, indicating that the government's policy is characterized by great concern for the interests of Iraqis in all governorates of Iraq, and that it works to consolidate the rule of law, establish the prestige of the state, and uphold the word of law above all. Al-Kazemi's third station in Sulaymaniyah, after Erbil and Dohuk, included a visit to the tomb of the late former President Jalal Talabani, “Mam Jalal,” who won the love of Iraqis with his wise policy and his great role in building the new Iraq and the principles of democracy.
 
A meeting of Sulaymaniyah demonstrators
In Sulaymaniyah, Al-Kazemi was keen to meet the demonstrators and protesters, including farmers who are demanding payment of their dues, and he listened to their demands, and promised to conduct a comprehensive review of all administrative procedures in order to meet the demands of the demonstrators. Upon his arrival in Sulaymaniyah, on Friday afternoon, Al-Kazemi met with its governor and a number of local officials and heads of administrative departments in the governorate, as he received a memorandum presented by the governor, consisting of 26 points, which included a number of demands and necessary requirements related to the life and livelihood of citizens.
 
Between Halabja and Anfal
Al-Kazemi's tour in the Kurdistan region did not forget Halabja, which kept reminding Iraqis and the world of one of the worst massacres committed by a regime against its people during the rule of the buried tyrant Saddam, and Al-Kazemi stopped at the memorial to the victims of the heinous crime and read Al-Fatiha and placed a wreath. Confirming that every inch in the homeland is an integral part of the body of Iraq, Al-Kazimi inspected the Bashmakh border crossing in Sulaymaniyah and was briefed on the administrative and service matters in it. Al-Kazemi also inspected, earlier, a scene from the notorious Anfal crime scenes, and laid a wreath, and he also met a group of citizens with the families of the Anfal victims, and listened to them and the greatest among them the sacrifices of their relatives that paved the way for the demise of dictatorship.
 
Erbil station
The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, arrived in Erbil yesterday, Thursday, on his first visit to the region, and after his official reception at the city airport, Al-Kazemi met with the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and the meeting witnessed the discussion of the overall situation on the national arena, and the most prominent The challenges the country is witnessing, and the unification of positions at the national level, as well as the file for holding early elections. Al-Kazemi emphasized Iraq's actual need for reform, and for the priority in national action to cross the country over the current challenges, indicating that the high-level coordination between the armed forces of various types and the Peshmerga helped to make the victory over the terrorist "ISIS" gangs, and he is the one who will protect the land and secure an opportunity The prosperity and development of the country.
 Integration in the positions between the federal government and the regional government was strongly present at the Al-Kazemi-Barzani meeting. The Prime Minister affirmed that “the Kurdistan region is an integral and essential part of Iraq, and dialogue and the constitution are the tent that secures a secure future for a unified and stable Iraq, and that the opportunity is now available to raise the level of The Iraqi act on the international arena, to enhance Iraq's standing among nations, ”while Barzani affirmed,“ the availability of intentions for everyone to make efforts to reform and resolve the outstanding issues between the federal government and the regional government. ” In a meeting with Al-Kazemi, President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, the joint emphasis was placed on the importance of uniting ranks and positions in the face of current challenges, and the meeting witnessed a common consensus and an emphasis on the importance of adopting mutual dialogue and the constitution as a collective tent to resolve all files and bring it to the best image that serves the Iraqi people with all its components.
Among the important meetings that Al-Kazemi held in Erbil, he met with the President of the Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, where Al-Kazemi stressed that “the sovereignty of Iraq is the word that unites us as Iraqis, and there is no room for it to be neglected, indicating that the opportunity is now available to promote joint action and provide the best effort that serves the citizen. Al-Iraqi ”, while Barzani expressed his aspiration to hold and consolidate long-term solutions between the federal government and the region.
 
Hebron port
Al-Kazemi also inspected Ibrahim al-Khalil port in Zakho, Dohuk governorate, and was briefed on the workflow, customs and tax procedures and their mechanisms at the important border crossing, and confirmed that his visit to the Kurdistan region comes within the framework of efforts to integrate between the federal government and the regional government in all areas, including Activating work at border crossings.
Al-Kazemi's visit to the vital port of Ibrahim Al-Khalil confirms that one of the priorities for the work of this government is to facilitate the movement of trade, and to remove all obstacles that hinder the development of the trade exchange process. On his visit to Dohuk Governorate, the issue of the displaced was not far from the prime minister's attention, as he inspected their conditions in Qadia camp, listened to their problems and their suffering, and affirmed the government's keenness to work hard to return all the displaced to their areas, and to provide the appropriate atmosphere for stability. 
 
Territory talk
Official spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Jotiar Adel, described the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi as "positive" and that it has an important role in solving the outstanding problems. Overcoming the obstacles that we have been suffering from for a long time, and we hope that it will be a good gesture to resolve the outstanding issues after 2003, ”noting that“ the regional government has the full and real will and good intentions to reach a common agreement that satisfies the two parties in accordance with the constitution. ”  
Adel revealed the region’s readiness to “deposit the amount of 250 thousand barrels per day of oil in the Iraqi state’s treasury, and according to the constitution, the border crossings are managed jointly between the federal government and the regional government and there are many issues that still affect the two parties, which is the continuation of the financial crisis.” .
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Bashar al-Kiki, revealed to “Al-Sabah” that “there is preparation for a comprehensive agreement between the federal government and the region that will be included in the 2020 and 2021 budget.” Seriousness, confidence, and the existence of prior preparatory steps between the two parties. 
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You are quite right. This time "looks" serious...because it is: Go back on this thread and don't bother reading any articles. Just LOOK at the pictures of the various leaders...especially the old form

Thanks for your input Rochester, I agree with you, what we are seeing is totally different than the past. The leaders are relaxed, open and willing to cooperate.  I believe all this was discuss

The regional government reveals what happened between Barzani and Al-Kazemi  Time: 09/10/2020 16:19:27    Read: 962 times

On 9/10/2020 at 11:34 PM, Laid Back said:

 This time looks serious.

Go agreement 

Go RV

 

 

You are quite right. This time "looks" serious...because it is: Go back on this thread and don't bother reading any articles. Just LOOK at the pictures of the various leaders...especially the old former leader of Kurdistan, who is a gnarly distrustful old dude. The most distrustful Kurd of all. Even he has changed.. The body language is serious, yet relaxed and open. Very different than past meetings. The tension is gone. We are well on our way to an agreement/RV

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1 hour ago, Rochester said:

You are quite right. This time "looks" serious...because it is: Go back on this thread and don't bother reading any articles. Just LOOK at the pictures of the various leaders...especially the old former leader of Kurdistan, who is a gnarly distrustful old dude. The most distrustful Kurd of all. Even he has changed.. The body language is serious, yet relaxed and open. Very different than past meetings. The tension is gone. We are well on our way to an agreement/RV

Thanks for your input Rochester,

I agree with you, what we are seeing is totally different than the past. The leaders are relaxed, open and willing to cooperate. 
I believe all this was discussed and planned when Al-Kazemi visited the USA.

Go agreement

Go RV

Go 2020

 

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1 hour ago, Laid Back said:

Thanks for your input Rochester,

I agree with you, what we are seeing is totally different than the past. The leaders are relaxed, open and willing to cooperate. 
I believe all this was discussed and planned when Al-Kazemi visited the USA.

Go agreement

Go RV

Go 2020

 

I totally agree laid back. It's all the timing thing and in my opinion I believe this will happen before the election

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5 hours ago, WheresmyRV? said:

I really hope that Kazemi gets reelected back in, he is doing incredible!

 

If he doesn't get reelected and some puppet nabs the job, we mind as well forget about seeing a RI/RV in our lifetime.

 

My sincere hope is Kaz has all the ducks in a row, budgets properly in order and/or implemented, reforms banged out & rolling, the private sector becomes engaged, more arrests of crooks and A GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED CURRENCY prior to elections. ( not necessarily in that order ). Iraq is pushing 17 years now with this nonsense. 

 

That's one Helluva Mountain to climb isn't it ??? 

 

Here's to HOPE  :cheesehead:  :praying:  

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On Saturday, the Al-Fateh Alliance considered Al-Kazemi's visit to the region the last opportunity to deliver the region’s oil imports to the center, indicating that otherwise it would prevent Kurdistan from passing its share in the 2021 budget.

The deputy for Al-Fateh Muhammad Karim told Al-Maouma that, "It was agreed during the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to hand over the funds owed by the region from oil exports and outlets imports to the center in exchange for handing over its budget shares."

He added, "This agreement is the last chance to save himself and preserve the rights of its employees," noting that "in the event that the region refuses to hand over what it owes, it will not have any share in the 2021 budget, and all the money will be deducted."

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12-09-2020 04:26 PM
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Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya

The head of the Mesopotamian bloc, Yonadam Kanna, said today, Saturday, that showing transparency in selling files is a guarantee of ending the crisis between the governments of Baghdad and the Kurdistan region.

Kanna said in a statement to Al-Akhbariya, that "no agreement can succeed between Baghdad and Erbil without revealing the details of commercial dealings in the entire Kurdistan region," pointing out that "the Kurdistan government has shown transparency in the files of oil sale, border crossings, airports, federal resources, and the number of employees. A guarantor of ending the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil. "

 He added that "the sub-committees will exchange visits between Baghdad and Erbil to agree on the guidelines that Barzani laid out with Al-Kazemi during his visit to Erbil."

In the past two days, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi visited Erbil and Sulaymaniyah and met with the regional government head, Masrour Barzani, the regional president, Nechirvan Barzani, and the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, to solve the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil.  

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Watch: How President Masoud received #Barzani Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa #Kazemi
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The Kurdish people are a dear people for us, but we in Iraq do not deal with nationalities or religions. We are distinguished because we are different. If their rights were stripped in the past, then we also had their share of killing, displacement, and everything and extermination. Execution, sectarianism, and conflicts, and we went into the darkness of political pitfalls deceived in the name of religion, and we won nothing but death! Despite the years that have passed and the difficulties that have overcome difficulties, we are still trying to return to the arms of the homeland and encourage support for patriotism in the first place before religion, nationalism and ethnicity. We demand a secular government that deals with a diverse society that does not take sides with one group alone, which creates division and discord. The famous rule says: - Every union is strength and every division is weak.


We do not encourage the establishment of mini-states that show their strengths and muscles in the face of their mother country, and brandish rosy dreams to our dear people within their borders, taking advantage of the current situation and the conflicts and gaps that the country is going through on the social, economic and political levels. We love the Kurds for their sincerity to their seriousness for their integrity, and despite my being (visual) I always say and repeat - if the sovereignty of the country were in the hands of the Kurds, it would have been better - but this is coupled with the condition of non-discrimination, treatment according to patriotism, not nationality.


We will try, with our youthful energies and green ages, to change the ideas of this society and lead it to sanctify patriotism in the first place, then religion and nationalism, and do not forget that religion works for the sake of humanity. Previously Islamic societies, especially at the beginning of the Islamic state, were diverse and we see that the Jew, the Christian and the Muslim The worshiper of idols and everyone will live in peace as long as they are not exposed to Islam badly, and there is no compulsion for religion or anything else. As for the hostility, racism, discrimination, and all other provocative methods that the region’s politicians are doing, which threaten to disavow the mother country, prevail over the common people and reject unity, I do not see it reaping anything but a sectarian national war in which blood and hatred reach the sky. What the Ba'ath has ruined will fix the reality, and what the rest of the non-Islamic parties have ruined will be reformed. Our hope is that we will be a single hand that embarks towards a prosperous future that raises the level of this country and rises to some of its glories and civilization.

And remember that every person born on the land of Iraq has acquired an honor, not an honor like him, and he must know who he is, what his history and what his civilization are, to realize the position of his feet in the torrent of his life coupled with the torrent of the nation’s civilization, its history and its glories. (Yes to patriotism, both to nationalism and sectarian religion)


#TranslateIf your meditations are to establish a nation-state that brings together your parties in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, then you should wait for the Third World War, from which no one will escape! ...

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Council of Ministers convenes on dialogue with Baghdad

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Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting to discuss dialogue on ongoing disputes with the federal government.

In the meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Cabinet described Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi's recent visit to the Kurdistan Region as a positive gesture, and reiterated the government's commitment for a constitutional agreement that protects the interests of both parties.

The Prime Minister stressed that disputes with Baghdad cannot be reduced to oil and budgetary issues alone, but also the need to normalise conditions in disputed territories.

Prime Minister Barzani also noted that public services in the Kurdistan Region are better than other places in southern Iraq despite the economic crisis, adding the government is committed to improve peoples' living conditions.

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani then briefed the cabinet on recent talks with Baghdad to reach a lasting solution.

Minister of State for Relations between Erbil and Baghdad, Head of Diwan, and Secretary of the Council of Ministers then reported on specifics of Iraqi Budget Bill for 2021. The Cabinet tasked all ministers to cooperate with Ministries of Finance and Planning on federal budget planning for 2021-2023 to protect Kurdistan Region's financial entitlements.

During the meeting, the Cabinet also remembered the Baathist regime's massacre of Muslim and Christian populations in the village of Sorya near the town of Zakho on September 16, 1969, and paid tribute to the martyrs of this crime.

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KRG Council of Ministers Discusses Ongoing Talks with Baghdad

Basnews English 2020/09/16 - 19:28 Kurdistan

 

ERBIL — Chaired by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss a range issues, including the ongoing negotiations between Erbil and Baghdad.

Following a briefing on the progress of the talks, PM Barzani stressed that disputes with Baghdad cannot be reduced to oil and budgetary issues alone, but also the need to normalise conditions in disputed territories.

He also noted that public services in the Kurdistan Region are better than other places in southern Iraq despite the economic crisis, adding the government is committed to improve peoples' living conditions, according to a press release.

Related to the political ties between the regional and federal government, the cabinet described a recent visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to the Kurdistan Region as “a positive gesture”.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Relations between Erbil and Baghdad, Head of Diwan, and Secretary of the Council of Ministers reported on specifics of Iraqi Budget Bill for 2021. The Cabinet tasked all ministers to cooperate with Ministries of Finance and Planning on federal budget planning for 2021-2023 to protect Kurdistan Region's financial entitlements.

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Honest to God .... I just wish they’d stop jacking their jaws and move to ..... 

“.... and we have implemented the first phase of reforms & we have a Globally Recognized Currency. Iraq is now truly open for business “

 

hurry .... the ..... hell .... up !:cheesehead:

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Plus the entire Middle East watched the lengthy Agreement at the White House yesterday which awed both King’s and homeless alike.  Their eyes were further opened to what is possible is actually happening.  Great momentum now.

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