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What is the agreement that Plasschaert described in history, which Al-Kazemi considered the beginning of solutions to all similar problems?

 

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The normalization agreement in Sinjar has received advanced attention among officials not only in Iraq, but also among those concerned with Iraqi affairs in the world.

What is this agreement, and where does its importance come from?

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stresses the importance of the agreement, when he announced today, Friday, during a meeting devoted to normalizing the situation in the Sinjar district, that this agreement will be the beginning of solving the problems of all ethnic and religious regions in Iraq.

The statement of the Prime Minister’s Media Office said, “Today, Friday (10/9/2020), Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi held a meeting with officials in the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, regarding the agreement to restore stability and normalize conditions in Sinjar district in Nineveh Governorate, in the presence of the Secretary's representative General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert. "

Al-Kazemi affirmed that "the completion of the agreement on the administrative and security files in the district of Sinjar, which would accelerate and facilitate the return of the displaced to the judiciary. He stated that the agreement took place in an atmosphere of fraternal understanding within the framework of the federal state. It will have good resonance at the local and international level." A beginning to solve the problems of all the ethnically and religiously diverse regions in Iraq.

He stated that "the law is sufficient to build the foundation for a strong state dominated by citizenship, and that nurtures religious and ethnic diversity. It is a principle that we will not abandon as it is linked to the future and unity of Iraq," stressing that "the delay in restoring stability to Sinjar was at the expense of the people who suffered yesterday from ISIS terrorist gangs." Today, they suffer from a lack of services, and his Excellency pledged that the government agencies will make every effort to go ahead in the search for the Yazidi kidnappers and kidnappers.

Al-Kazemi reiterated his assertion that "the federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its basic role in order to properly implement the agreement, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first."

He stressed "the government's keenness and seriousness to ensure that Sinjar is free of armed groups, whether local or from outside the borders," stressing that "security in western Nineveh falls within the powers of the federal government."

The Prime Minister also stressed that Iraq refuses to use its lands by armed groups to attack its neighbors, whether the Turkish neighbor or the Iranian neighbor and the rest of our neighbors.

According to the statement, the agreement to restore stability in the Sinjar district includes many administrative, security and service points. An agreement is made on the administrative side with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the judiciary.

And everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government. As for the service side, it will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate, according to the statement.

In the same context, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jeanine Plasschaert, expressed her happiness for reaching this important agreement.

She stressed that it is a historic day for Sinjar after the massacres that its sons experienced at the hands of ISIS gangs, and the hardships they suffered after the expulsion of ISIS. She said that it is a real beginning for the return of the displaced to their areas, and that the United Nations is ready to support stability in this region.

 

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The President of the Kurdistan Region praises the Sinjar Agreement and calls for commitment to implement it

 2020-10-09 15:11

Shafaq News / The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Friday praised the agreement reached by Baghdad and Erbil regarding the normalization of conditions in Sinjar district, the stronghold of the Yezidi Kurds in Nineveh Governorate.

Barzani said in a statement received by Shafaq News, "We look at the agreement signed today between the Iraqi federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to normalize the situation in Sinjar, with a positive and optimistic view." 

He added, "We urge the two negotiating teams on both sides to make the dialogue succeed and reach an agreement," noting that "this achievement is the result of a sense of responsibility, solidarity and joint action between the relevant parties."

Barzani thanked the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who "had a prominent, effective and helpful role in making the talks succeed and reaching this agreement," as well as offering polytheism to support and participate in the participation of Jenin Blashardt, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq and the efforts she made to reach the agreement, and all those who cooperated. And they helped find it.

Barzani considered that "this agreement is a correct national step in the interest of the whole country, and this step will lead to rebuilding and strengthening confidence between the Iraqi federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government."

He expressed his hope that "other steps will be followed to solve all problems between the two sides, and will result in the return of the Yazidi sisters and brothers and all the people of Sinjar with dignity, safety and without problems, and lead to stability and reconstruction of the region."

The regional president called for "commitment to implementing the agreement," and called on international partners to "help us in the reconstruction of Sinjar and the region and revive its infrastructure, which will lead to achieving security, stability and societal peace, and deepening coexistence and tolerance among the components."

Earlier Friday, Baghdad and Erbil reached an agreement to normalize the situation in Sinjar, which provides for the   administration of the judiciary in terms of administrative, security and service jointly.

ISIS invaded Sinjar district in 2014 and committed a massacre against its residents, before the Peshmerga forces regained it the following year.

However, the Iraqi army backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces invaded the region due to the tension between the region and the federal government against the backdrop of the independence referendum in 2017.

The Iraqi authorities installed new officials in the district in place of the elected officials who withdrew from the area to Dohuk Governorate when the Iraqi forces advanced.

There are currently two local governments for Sinjar, one of which was appointed by the federal government authorities, and the second is the elected government, which operates from Dohuk governorate.

The anti-Ankara PKK also formed a faction loyal to it there, called the "Sinjar Protection Units" and receives salaries from the Iraqi government as a faction under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces.

Kurdistan workers reject repeated calls from the Kurdistan Region to leave the region, which is under Turkish attacks from time to time, which impedes the return of tens of thousands of displaced Yazidis to their homes.

And the new agreement will address the issue of duplication of administration, and Al-Kazemi stressed Baghdad’s keenness on Sinjar being free of armed 

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The Iraqi government announces a "historic" agreement with the Kurdistan Region regarding Sinjar

 2020-10-09 09:33
Shafaq News / On Friday, the Iraqi government announced that it had reached an agreement, which it described as "historic," with the Kurdistan Region in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate.
Ahmad Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said in a tweet to him, which was seen by Shafaq News Agency, that “Al-Kazemi sponsored today a historic agreement that strengthens the authority of the federal government in Sinjar according to the constitution, on the administrative and security levels.”
He added that "the agreement ends the power of foreign groups, and paves the way for the reconstruction of the city and the return of its afflicted people completely, in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government."
Talal added, "What others have failed in, this government has succeeded by implanting mutual trust, offering goodwill, and based on a solid political will, towards restoring security, stability and reconstruction to Sinjar, and the return of all of its afflicted people to their homes."
A high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, headed by its Minister of Interior, Reber Ahmed, arrived in the capital, Baghdad, on Friday.
And Ahmed announced yesterday on social media platforms "Twitter" that he will visit Baghdad today to finalize the agreement to normalize the situation in the disputed Sinjar district, which is dominated by the Yazidi community.
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Kurdistan Region announces the details of the agreement on Sinjar, and America welcomes

 2020-10-09 10:08

Shafaq News / The Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Region, Ripper Ahmed, confirmed on Friday that an agreement had been concluded with the federal government to restore security and stability to the disputed Sinjar district between Erbil and Baghdad.

Ahmed told reporters after the meeting of the region’s delegation to Baghdad with the head of the federal government, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, that in the presence of the United Nations and representatives of the region and Baghdad, an agreement was reached to normalize the security, military and administrative situations in Sinjar.

He added that the two sides aim to return to normal conditions in Sinjar, and for the displaced to return to their homes.

In turn, the United States of America congratulated "the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on reaching a joint cooperation agreement in Sinjar."

"We are looking forward to fully implementing it, and we hope that this agreement will lead to lasting security and stability for the Iraqi people in northern Iraq," the embassy said.

A high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by its Minister of Interior, Reber Ahmed, arrived earlier today in the capital, Baghdad.

And Ahmed announced yesterday on social media platforms "Twitter" that he will visit Baghdad today to finalize the agreement to normalize the situation in the disputed Sinjar district, which is dominated by the Yazidi community .

ISIS invaded Sinjar district in 2014 and committed a massacre against its residents, before the Peshmerga forces recaptured it the following year .

However, the Iraqi army backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces invaded the region due to the tension between the region and the federal government against the backdrop of the independence referendum in 2017 .

The Iraqi authorities installed new officials in the district in place of the elected officials who withdrew from the area to Dohuk Governorate when the Iraqi forces advanced .

There are currently two local governments for Sinjar, one of which was appointed by the federal government authorities, and the second is the elected government, which conducts its business from Dohuk Governorate .

The anti-Ankara PKK also formed a faction loyal to it there, called the "Sinjar Protection Units" and receives salaries from the Iraqi government as a faction under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces .

Kurdistan workers reject repeated calls from the Kurdistan Region to leave the region, which is under Turkish attacks from time to time, which impedes the 

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A member of the Democrat: The Sinjar Agreement is a gateway to the implementation of Article 140 and will extend to other cities

A member of the Democrat: The Sinjar Agreement is a gateway to the implementation of Article 140 and will extend to other cities
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Subhi Al-Mandalawi, revealed that the agreement of the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding Sinjar district will extend to other cities that fall within Article 140 of the constitution.

"The agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, in cooperation with the United Nations on Sinjar, we can consider it a historic and very important agreement, and it came as a result of meetings, dialogues and agreements to restore the stability of this city, which suffered from the sway of ISIS and after its liberation from ISIS," Al-Mandalawi told Al-Furat News. It was a theater and a burning area because of the PKK. "
He added, "There is a clear signal (in the agreement) not to accept the presence of any local or foreign forces, and therefore the agreement will certainly be implemented, and its results will be on the ground. These are the results of discussions that have taken place and are taking place and will be a gateway to implementing the constitutional article.
"With regard to the Labor Party, we reject its presence in Sinjar and other regions as it poses a threat to attack villages, and Iraq and the region will be subject to direct threat," Al-Mandalawi added, stressing that "this agreement will be a guarantee for the return of safety, and Sinjar is managed jointly between the federal government and the region on the security and service side."
The Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government announced this evening, Friday, a joint agreement on the normalization of conditions in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate.
The agreement includes, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office, "restoring stability in the Sinjar district, many administrative, security and service points. The administrative aspect is agreed upon with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the people of the judiciary."
The statement added, "Everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the service side will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate."
In his comment on the agreement, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed, "The completion of the agreement on the administrative and security files in the Sinjar district, which would speed up and facilitate the return of the displaced to the judiciary," and stressed, "The federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its primary role in the implementation of the agreement. In its correct form, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first, he also stressed the government's keenness and seriousness for Sinjar to be free of armed groups, whether local or foreign from outside the borders.
While the mayor of Sinjar district in Nineveh province, Mahma Khalil, confirmed to the Euphrates News that the agreement includes removing the PKK forces from the judiciary.
As for the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, he said, "The agreement will be the beginning of the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution," he said.
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ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has welcomed Friday's agreement between Erbil and Baghdad on the normalization of situation in Sinjar, considering the deal the "right and positive step."

Barzani thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and federal government for working together for normalizing the situation in the Yezidi majority populated district of Sinjar, noting that this would help the safe return of displaced people to their homes in the region.

"I hope this important step by the two sides would be the start of resolving all disputes between Erbil and Baghdad," Barzani concluded.

Barzani also discussed the matter what the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi by phone, highlighting the importance of the agreement to build more trust between the regional and federal governments.

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Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum Diversification & Economic Growth 2020 & Beyond 17–18 November 2020 

 

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8th October, 2020

Access Vast Opportunities Emerging from Economic Diversification in the Region


CWC, a brand of Global Future Energy, is delighted to announce the Virtual Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum taking place on 17 – 18 November 2020 in Association with the KRG High Representation to the UK.  The event will highlight the extensive diversity of promising investment opportunities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, driving forward the Region’s economic diversification agenda.

The event will bring together leading Kurdistan Regional Government entities as well as high-level industry representatives covering oil and gaspower and renewables, financeconstructioninfrastructuretelecommunications and digitalization to discuss first-hand the strategies for energy and economic diversification and an investment-friendly business environment presenting an unrivalled opportunity to be part of building the new industrial vison of Kurdistan Region.

Offering exclusive virtual access to meet and network with Kurdistan’s key decision makers, the event is your gateway towards making valuable connections for your business and driving a diversified future for the Kurdistan Region.

Who Can You Expect to Meet


  • Representatives from the Government
  • Key investors in the global oil and gas industry, natural gas sector  and IOCs
  • Institutional investors, private equity companies and investment banks
  • Environmental solution providers
  • Logistics and construction companies and architects
  • Transportation service companies (roads, rails and ports)
  • Telecommunication companies

Event Objectives


  • Be the annual marketing, commercial and business development forum for Kurdistan’s economy
  • Bringing together the international commercial executives interested to invest in Kurdistan
  • Promoting the extensive opportunities emerging across the economy which reflects the substantial potential of the Region
  • Reinforce the effective solutions to employment challenges aiming to reduce the Region’s dependency on imports and to implement a new industrial vision for the Kurdistan Region
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Have we really seen them make progress???


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An American delegation discusses enhancing investment and trade with the Kurdistan Region

 

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The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, David Copley, met on Thursday with a number of businessmen and the American Chamber of Commerce in Erbil, to discuss the trade environment and international investment opportunities in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

Copley emphasized that the United States wants to bring investment into Iraq, but the ability to do so is linked to the security situation and corruption

Copley was accompanied by Consul General Rob Waller and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kurdistan Region Abu Zaid League, economic relations advisor at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in the Kurdistan Region, and representatives of 8 companies and businessmen. 
Copley announced to the attendees that the United States of America is ready to strengthen relations with the Kurdistan Region, especially in the trade sector

During his visit to Erbil, he held several meetings, including his meeting with the political leadership in the Kurdistan Region

Copley and Waller announced the commitment of the United States of America to support all forms of economic openness in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and the US Consulate General in Erbil is working with a number of American organizations, including the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kurdistan Region and the American Trade Council in the Kurdistan Region, to bring in a large number of trade delegations.  

The American Council for the Kurdistan Region in order to identify and clarify the opportunities, which resulted in the opening of branches of many American brands and the opening of offices for sale in the Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Regional Government Investment Commission confirmed the creation of American investments to implement hundreds of investment projects in the Kurdistan Region, and the Kurdistan Regional Government announced its support for American investment in the Kurdistan Region

One of the goals of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kurdistan Region is to build a bridge for relationships between American merchants and their counterparts in the Kurdistan Region

The Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kurdistan Region, Barbara Apple, said: “We are here as a source of reassurance for American merchants, and if we do not have the answers, we will communicate to find the answers. All parties are in the Kurdistan Region, and we can support putting the economy on its feet

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Close sources reveal what Saleh and Al-Kazemi are seeking regarding the region

 
Close sources reveal what Saleh and Al-Kazemi are seeking regarding the region
 
 
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Sources and officials close to the Iraqi decision-makers revealed a rapprochement and great understandings between Baghdad and Erbil to solve the outstanding issues between them.

The spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Samir Hawrami, said in a press statement, 
"The ambassadors of countries and diplomatic missions have repeatedly emphasized the necessity of agreement between the region and the center during their meetings in the Kurdistan region and Baghdad, and they had a great role in converging views between the two parties during their meetings." 


He pointed out, "There is an intention and a preliminary agreement to resolve all sticking points between the two parties, and there is a joint delegation between the Ministries of Finance and Planning in the Kurdistan region with their counterparts in the federal government to develop a financial strategy between the region and the Center for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023, and discussions are continuing on this issue, but reaching an agreement." It requires more discussions and meetings to solve many technical points."

Kifah Mahmoud, the media advisor in the office of the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, believes that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, by virtue of his good relationship with the leaders of the region and his accurate knowledge of the Kurdish issue, its joints and backgrounds, helped build a positive shift in the course of the relationship between the region and the center despite the short period of his work, Especially if the early elections that he set for next June are realized. And, "the relationship in general took a positive turn and contributed to developing partial solutions and agreements for some problems, such as employee salaries, border crossings, and the energy file," he said.

 
A media source close to the prime minister's office said, 
 
"Any prime minister cannot pay corporate debts without a comprehensive agreement that guarantees delivery of all the region’s oil, and without reviewing those oil contracts." 
 
 
On the other hand, a high-ranking source from the Presidency said, "The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is working in coordination with the Prime Minister to develop understandings to solve problems, in coordination with the President of the Kurdistan Region and the government." 
 
 
He pointed out that 
 
"there is convergence of views and seriousness on both sides to resolve all outstanding matters for more than ten years and to reach a satisfactory solution for both parties in accordance with the legal and constitutional entitlement."

 
The spokesman for the Prime Minister, Ahmed Mulla Talal, said in a previous press conference that "the prime minister's visit to the Kurdistan region sought to resolve issues and enhance understanding," indicating that the meeting between Al-Kazemi and the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, dealt with the 2021 budget, which is the starting point for resolving disputes and problems for all. issues and rights."  
He explained that "the talks dealt with the issue of ports and oil and the share of the Kurdistan region and delivered to Baghdad," noting that "the results will see the light in the budget of 2021".
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What is the agreement that Plasschaert described in history, which Al-Kazemi considered the beginning of solutions to all similar problems?

 
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The normalization agreement in Sinjar has received advanced attention among officials not only in Iraq, but also among those concerned with Iraqi affairs in the world.


What is this agreement, and where does its importance come from?

 

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi stresses the importance of the agreement, when he announced today, Friday, during a meeting devoted to normalizing the situation in Sinjar district, that this agreement will be the beginning of solving the problems of all ethnic and religious regions in Iraq.

The statement of the media office of the prime minister said, “Today, Friday (10/9/2020), Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi held a meeting with officials in the federal government and the Kurdistan regional government, regarding an agreement to restore stability and normalize the situation in Sinjar district in Nineveh Governorate, in the presence of the Secretary's representative General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Plasschaert. "

Al-Kazemi affirmed that "the completion of the agreement on the administrative and security files in the district of Sinjar, which would accelerate and facilitate the return of the displaced to the judiciary. He stated that the agreement took place in an atmosphere of fraternal understanding within the framework of the federal state. It will have good resonance at the local and international level." A beginning to solve the problems of all the ethnically and religiously diverse regions in Iraq.

He stated that "the law is sufficient to build the foundation for a strong state dominated by citizenship, and that nurtures religious and ethnic diversity. It is a principle that we will not abandon as it is related to the future and unity of Iraq," stressing that "the delay in restoring stability to Sinjar was at the expense of the people who suffered yesterday from ISIS terrorist gangs." Today, they suffer from a lack of services, and his Excellency pledged that the government agencies will make every effort to go ahead in the search for the Yazidi kidnappers and kidnappers.

Al-Kazemi reiterated his assertion that "the federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its basic role in order to properly implement the agreement, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first."

He stressed "the government's keenness and seriousness that Sinjar be free of armed groups, whether local or from outside the borders," stressing that "security in western Nineveh falls within the powers of the federal government."

The Prime Minister also stressed that Iraq refuses to use its lands by armed groups to attack its neighbors, whether the Turkish neighbor or the Iranian neighbor and the rest of our neighbors.

According to the statement, the agreement to restore stability in the Sinjar district includes many administrative, security and service points. An agreement is made on the administrative side with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the judiciary.

And everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government. As for the service side, it will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate, according to the statement.

In the same context, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jeanine Plasschaert, expressed her happiness for reaching this important agreement.

She stressed that it is a historic day for Sinjar after the massacres that its sons experienced at the hands of ISIS gangs, and the hardships they suffered after the expulsion of ISIS. She said that it is a real beginning for the return of the displaced to their areas, and that the United Nations is ready to support stability in this region.

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The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the US Secretary of Energy agree to boost energy investments


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President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, discussed this evening, Friday, October 9, 2020, with US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, by phone, a number of issues of mutual interest, including strengthening energy and natural gas investments.

During the phone call, the two sides discussed ways to strengthen economic relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, especially investment opportunities for American companies in the energy sector in the Kurdistan Region, in a way that guarantees the common interest, according to a statement issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government. 

The Prime Minister also welcomed the continued US support and assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, and it was also agreed to continue communication between the two sides on various important issues.

The Prime Minister welcomed the increase in the flow of American investments in the energy sector in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, and stressed that the Kurdistan Region provides important opportunities for foreign investment in various fields, including natural gas, indicating that this would make the Kurdistan Region a gateway for companies looking to invest throughout Iraq, which is what It will provide job opportunities and contribute to the development of all parts of the country.

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Regional President: The Sinjar agreement will be a reason to restore confidence with Baghdad, and we hope for other steps

Regional President: The Sinjar agreement will be a reason to restore confidence with Baghdad, and we hope for other steps
 
 
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The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, announced, on Friday, that he looks forward with positivity and optimism to the agreement to normalize the situation in Sinjar between the federal government and the Kurdistan region.

Barzani said in a statement, "We look positively and optimistically to the agreement held today between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to normalize the situation in Sinjar, and we commend the two delegations negotiating the two sides for the success of the talks and reaching an agreement, and this work is the result of a sense of responsibility and joint action between the parties concerned." 

He continued: "We extend our thanks, appreciation and special greetings to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who played a prominent, influential and supportive role for the success of the negotiations and reaching this agreement, and we also thank the support and participation of Jenin Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq and her efforts to reach an agreement, and we also thank all the parties that helped It cooperated in this regard." 

He went on to say, "This agreement is a correct national step in the interest of all the country, and it will be a reason to rebuild and strengthen confidence between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and we hope that other steps will be followed by to address all the outstanding differences between the two sides and the dignified, safe and free of obstacles for the Yazidi sisters and brothers and all the people of the country." Sinjar and achieving stability and reconstruction for the region." 

Barzani called for "commitment to implementing the agreement, and we also call on our international partners to provide assistance in reconstructing Sinjar and the region and rehabilitating the infrastructure, which brings security, stability and social peace, and deepening coexistence and tolerance among the components." The federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government announced Friday evening a joint agreement on the normalization of conditions in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate. The agreement includes, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office, "restoring stability in the Sinjar district, many administrative, security and service points. The administrative aspect is agreed upon with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the people of the judiciary."

The statement added, "Everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the service side will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate." In his comment on the agreement, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed that “it would accelerate and facilitate the return of the displaced to the judiciary,” stressing that “the federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its primary role in order to properly implement the agreement, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first, and he also stressed the government's keenness and seriousness for Sinjar to be free of armed groups, whether local or from outside the borders. While the mayor of Sinjar district in Nineveh province, Mahma Khalil, confirmed to the Euphrates News that the agreement includes removing the PKK forces from the judiciary. As for the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, he said, "The agreement will be the beginning of the implementation of Article 140 of the constitution," he said.
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The United States congratulates the Iraqi government

 

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The United States congratulates the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on reaching an agreement of cooperation in Sinjar. 

We look forward to its full implementation and hope this agreement will lead to lasting security and stability for the Iraqi people in northern Iraq.

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Erbil-Baghdad deal on Shingal will recruit locals into security forces: spokesperson

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IRAQFighters with the Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) are pictured in Shingal. File photo: Rudaw
Fighters with the Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) are pictured in Shingal. File photo: Rudawdas 
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Under the Erbil-Baghdad agreement on Shingal, struck on Friday, security for the troubled region will be the responsibility of the federal government, which will establish a new armed force recruiting from the local population and expel the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to details released on Saturday. 

Part of the “historic” deal is the employment of 2,500 people, to include “1,500 Yezidi youth from the camps and 1,000 young men from Shingal as part of the security forces in the district,” tweetedAhmad Mulla Talal, spokesperson for Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. 

Talal explained that the agreement to reorganize the administration and security of the Yezidi homeland falls under “the exclusive authority of the federal government” and will be done “in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government.”

A new armed force will be formed, according to details of the plan shared by Farhad Alaaldin, chairman of the Iraqi Advisory Council. The agreement will also end the presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and all its affiliates.  

The PKK participated in the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Yezidi homeland of Shingal and it supports the Shingal Resistance Units (YBS) who are one of some six armed groups or forces currently operating in the Shingal area.  

Turkey, which has carried out airstrikesagainst alleged PKK targets in Shingal, tentatively welcomed the new agreement. The Foreign Ministry said it hoped the planwill lead to “re-instating the control of the Iraqi authorities in Sinjar [Shingal], the eradication of DAESH [ISIS] and PKK terrorist organizations and their extensions in the region and ensuring the safe return to their ancestral lands of Ezidis [Yezidis] and the other people of the region who have been subject to grave oppression and persecution of first DAESH and then of PKK.”  

The ministry added it was ready to cooperate with Baghdad in “countering terrorism” in Shingal and elsewhere in Iraq. 

A new mayor will also be elected and rehabilitation and administration of Shingal will be jointly coordinated by Erbil and Baghdad, according to details shared by Alaaldin. 

The agreement has been welcomed by the United Nations, the United States, and France, while Yezidi organizations are waiting to see full details of the plan. “We are not rushing to optimism,” said the Free Yezidi Foundation, adding that Yezidi groups need access to information about the deal.  

A group called the Shengal Autonomous Administration said the people of area were not included in the talks between Erbil and Baghdad and rejected any decision imposed on them without their participation, according to a statement published by the PKK-affiliated ANF media.  

Shingal lies within areas disputed between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil. The Yezidi population fled when ISIS swept through northern Iraq in 2014, committing genocide against the minority group. Hundreds of thousands sought refuge in camps in the Kurdistan Region, more than 6,000 people were kidnapped by the group, and over 1,200 killed. Federal forces took control of the region in 2017 after the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum. 

The Yezidi population remains traumatized and few have been able to return to their homes because of lack of reconstruction and services and the suicide rate among Yezidi youth is on the rise.  

Kadhimi said the agreement will “accelerate and facilitate the return of the displaced to the district.”  

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani welcomed the deal as “a national step in the right direction and it is in the interest of the entire country. It will lead to restoring and strengthening trust between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government.” 
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The Stategic Framework Agreement basically states that Iraq will be restored to it's state of being prior to the invasion in2003 . At that time ,IQD =$3.22 USD . Many feel that this is an inflated price , but who knows ,after the holes of curruption have been plugged ? Corrupt Iraqi officials took off with as much as they could .

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The Peshmerga are "happy" with the "Sinjar Agreement": The illegal forces will be removed from the judiciary

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The commander of the Peshmerga forces in Sinjar district welcomed, on Saturday, the agreement concluded between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding the normalization of the situation in Sinjar.

"We are happy with the agreement and coordination between the two governments, as the agreement will contribute to the return of the displaced to their areas, in addition to the expulsion of the illegal forces from Sinjar," Shushu told Shafaq News. "The future of Sinjar and its development are linked to the implementation of this agreement," Shusho noted.

Earlier Friday, Baghdad and Erbil reached an agreement to normalize the situation in Sinjar, providing for the   administration of the judiciary in terms of administrative, security and service jointly.

ISIS invaded Sinjar district in 2014 and committed a massacre against its residents, before the Peshmerga forces regained it the following year. However, the Iraqi army backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces invaded the region due to the tension between the region and the federal government against the backdrop of the independence referendum in 2017.

The Iraqi authorities installed new officials in the district in place of the elected officials who withdrew from the area to Dohuk Governorate when the Iraqi forces advanced. There are currently two local governments for Sinjar, one of which was appointed by the federal government authorities, and the second is the elected government, which is running its business from Dohuk governorate. The anti-Ankara PKK also formed a faction loyal to it there, called the "Sinjar Protection Units" and receives salaries from the Iraqi government as a faction under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces.

Kurdish workers reject repeated calls from the Kurdistan Region to leave the region, which is under Turkish attacks from time to time, which impedes the return of tens of thousands of displaced Yazidis to their homes. And the new agreement will address the issue of duplication of administration, and Al-Kazemi stressed Baghdad’s keenness on Sinjar being free of armed groups, whether internal or from outside the country, in reference to the PKK.

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The first Arab country to comment on the Sinjar agreement between Erbil and Baghdad

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The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs welcomed, on Saturday, the agreement between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to manage Sinjar district.

Jordan stands absolutely by the side of Iraq, and supports the Iraqi government in its efforts to overcome all challenges, protect Iraq's security, stability and sovereignty, and achieve the aspirations of the brotherly Iraqi people for growth and prosperity, the ministry’s spokesman, Ambassador Dhaifallah Al-Fayez said in a press statement.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi sponsored "a historic agreement that strengthens the authority of the federal government in Sinjar according to the constitution, on the administrative and security levels," according to what Iraqi government spokesman Ahmed Mulla Talal announced on Friday. He added that "the agreement ends the power of foreign groups, and paves the way for the reconstruction of the city and the return of its afflicted people completely, in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government."

On Friday, the Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Region, Rieber Ahmed, confirmed that an agreement had been concluded with the federal government to restore security and stability to the disputed Sinjar district between Erbil and Baghdad.

Ahmed told reporters after the meeting of the region’s delegation to Baghdad with the President of the Federal Government, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, that in the presence of the United Nations and representatives of the region and Baghdad, an agreement was reached to normalize the security, military and administrative situations in Sinjar . He added that the two sides aim to return to normal conditions in Sinjar, and for the displaced to return to their homes.

The agreement was welcomed by the United States of America and the United Nations Special Mission in Iraq.

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Regarding Sinjar, The Iraqi Government Announces A "Historic" Agreement With Kurdistan

 

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10th October, 2020
 


The Iraqi government announced that it had reached an agreement, which it described as “historic,” with the Kurdistan Region in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate.

Ahmad Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said in a tweet that “Al-Kazemi sponsored today a historic agreement that strengthens the authority of the federal government in Sinjar in accordance with the constitution, on the administrative and security levels.” He added, "The agreement ends the power of foreign groups, and paves the way for the reconstruction of the city and the return of its afflicted people completely, in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government."

And Talal added, "What others have failed in, this government has succeeded by cultivating mutual trust, offering goodwill, and based on a solid political will, towards restoring security, stability and reconstruction to Sinjar, and the return of all of its afflicted people to their homes."

A high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by its Minister of Interior, Reber Ahmed, arrived in the capital, Baghdad, on Friday. Today, Friday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi held a meeting with officials in the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, regarding the agreement to restore stability and normalize the situation in the Sinjar district of Nineveh Governorate, in the presence of the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq, Jenin Blashart. A statement issued by Al-Kazemi's office stated that the latter "confirmed the completion of the agreement on the administrative and security files in the Sinjar district, which would speed up and facilitate the return of the displaced to the district."

The Prime Minister said, "The agreement took place in an atmosphere of fraternal understanding within the framework of the federal state." And it will have good resonance at the local and international level. It will be the beginning of solving the problems of all the ethnically and religiously diverse regions in Iraq. "The law is sufficient to build the foundation for a strong state dominated by citizenship, and that fosters religious and ethnic diversity." It is a principle that we will not abandon as it is related to the future of Iraq and its unity, stressing that the delay in restoring stability to Sinjar was at the expense of the people who suffered yesterday from ISIS terrorist gangs, and today suffer from a lack of services. His Excellency pledged that the government agencies will do their utmost to go ahead in the search for the kidnapped and kidnapped Yazidis.

Al-Kazemi added, "The federal government, in coordination with the regional government, will play its primary role in order to properly implement the agreement, to ensure its success, in cooperation with the people of Sinjar first." He also stressed the government's keenness and seriousness for Sinjar to be free of armed groups, both local and foreign from outside the borders, stressing that "security in western Nineveh falls within the powers of the federal government." And he stressed, "Iraq refuses to use its lands by armed groups to attack its neighbors, whether the Turkish neighbor or the Iranian neighbor and the rest of our neighbors."

The Prime Minister expressed his thanks to the United Nations Mission in Iraq for its support of the government's efforts with regard to the file of the return of all displaced persons and the restoration of stability to their areas. He also thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation that helped reach this agreement. He also appreciated the efforts of government officials who exerted their efforts in order to achieve this agreement and bring justice to our Yazidi people.

This agreement includes restoring stability in the Sinjar district, with many administrative, security and service points. The administrative aspect is agreed upon with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Nineveh Governorate, taking into consideration the demands of the people of the judiciary. And everything that is security falls within the scope and powers of the federal government in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government. As for the service side, it will be the responsibility of a joint committee between the federal government, the regional government and Nineveh Governorate, according to the statement.

The representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jeanine Plasschaert, expressed her happiness for reaching this agreement. She said, "It is a historic day for Sinjar after the massacres that its sons experienced at the hands of ISIS gangs, and the hardships they suffered after the expulsion of ISIS." "It is a real beginning for the return of the displaced to their areas, and the United Nations is ready to support stability in this region," she said.

On Friday, the Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Region, Rieber Ahmed, confirmed that an agreement had been concluded with the federal government to restore security and stability to the disputed Sinjar district between Erbil and Baghdad.

Ahmed told reporters after the meeting of the region’s delegation to Baghdad with the head of the federal government, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, that in the presence of the United Nations and representatives of the region and Baghdad, an agreement was reached to normalize the security, military and administrative situations in Sinjar. He added that the two sides aim to return to normal conditions in Sinjar, and for the displaced to return to their homes.

In turn, the United States of America congratulated "the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on reaching a joint cooperation agreement in Sinjar." "We are looking forward to fully implementing it, and we hope that this agreement will lead to lasting security and stability for the Iraqi people in northern Iraq," the embassy said.

A high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, headed by its Minister of Interior, Reber Ahmed, arrived in the capital, Baghdad, earlier today. And Ahmed announced yesterday on social media platforms "Twitter" that he will visit Baghdad today to put the final touches on the agreement to normalize the situation in the disputed Sinjar district, which is dominated by the Yazidi community.

ISIS invaded Sinjar district in 2014 and committed a massacre against its residents, before the Peshmerga forces regained it the following year. However, the Iraqi army backed by the Popular Mobilization Forces invaded the region due to the tension between the region and the federal government against the backdrop of the independence referendum in 2017.

The Iraqi authorities installed new officials in the district in place of the elected officials who withdrew from the area to Dohuk Governorate when the Iraqi forces advanced. There are currently two local governments for Sinjar, one of which was appointed by the federal government authorities, and the second is the elected government, which is running its business from Dohuk governorate. The anti-Ankara Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has also formed a faction loyal to it there, called the "Sinjar Protection Units," and is receiving salaries from the Iraqi government as a faction under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces.

Kurdish workers reject repeated calls from the Kurdistan Region to leave the region, which is under Turkish attacks from time to time, which impedes the return of tens of thousands of displaced Yazidis to their homes. And Ahmed announced yesterday on social media platforms "Twitter" that he will visit Baghdad today to put the final touches on the agreement to normalize the situation in the disputed Sinjar district, which is dominated by the Yazidi community. 

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