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Sudanese begins his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly

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Al-Ghad Press / Baghdad

Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani began his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, at its seventy-eighth session in New York.

Al-Sudani's office said in a statement received by Al-Ghad Press, "Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani begins his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, at its seventy-eighth session in New York."

He added that this came "after taking commemorative photos with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres."

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Al-Sudani to an American newspaper: We plan to request international assistance in confronting severe environmental change
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} The Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, revealed that he plans to request assistance from the United Nations to confront the challenge of severe environmental change that causes drought and desertification.
 

The Prime Minister's Office published the highlights of the American New York Times report after its dialogue with Al-Sudani on Monday, during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting, indicating that he is capable of solving the country's chronic problems, represented by corruption and political instability, and making Iraq A reliable partner of the United Nations.

 

The newspaper pointed out that Al-Sawdani is a product of state institutions, and he understands citizens and their priorities, and that he is one of the second generation of politicians in the post-Saddam regime, and they are closest to the people and understand that the street wants change. It pointed out that Al-Sawdani “is the first Iraqi leader, since 2003, He spent his entire life inside Iraq, and never left it, even though Saddam Hussein ordered the execution of his father.”

 

She says, "Al-Sudani was able to win the support of Iraqis from almost all political spectrums, and appeared clear, serious, and practical. He seeks to open more investments from Europe and the United States, and strengthen efforts with Arab countries to help build the infrastructure for natural gas production."

 

The American newspaper notes that “Al-Sudani understands the energy problem and aims to make Iraq more self-sufficient in the field of energy, and that it is not possible to rely on imported gas forever, and he is trying to begin to address the frustration felt by Iraqi youth, trying to obtain government jobs.”

 

Al-Sudani says, according to the newspaper, "He is realistic, and he will not claim that he will eliminate corruption completely, but it is important that there is real will and no hesitation in holding anyone involved in corruption accountable."

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The US Treasury: We are ready to cooperate with Iraq in the files of financial liquidity and commercial transfers
  
 

The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, met in New York, after midnight (Baghdad time), with the Under Secretary of the US Treasury, Mr. Brian Nelson, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.

The meeting witnessed a discussion of cooperation mechanisms between Iraq and the US Department of the Treasury, and a review of the government's priorities in implementing economic and administrative reforms that fall within the government program. 

The Prime Minister confirmed that the government has taken several measures with the Central Bank of Iraq in implementing financial reform, which is considered a key to economic reform in achieving the government’s goal of moving from a unilateral economy towards a productive and multi-economic economy, where, for the first time, a financial database for banking transactions was created, In order to achieve the required confidence in dealings with international banks.

He also pointed out the expansion of the government’s work in reducing money laundering operations at the procedural and judicial levels, by applying the required international standards, and enabling it to achieve real trade that supports the economy towards further development.

Al-Sudani stated that the government supports the private sector through a package of decisions and procedures, in addition to providing it with all necessary facilities in the federal budget for the three years.

For his part, Nelson appreciated the government reforms in the banking and financial sectors, and the government’s success in restoring the confidence of global financial institutions, such as Citibank and JP Morgan, stressing the US Treasury’s readiness to work closely with the Central Bank of Iraq and cooperate with Iraq in the files of financial liquidity and Iraqi commercial bank transfers outside the country. He renewed his country's support for the stability of the Iraqi economy.

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Al-Sudani receives an official invitation from Biden to visit Washington
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met, in New York, this morning, Tuesday (Baghdad time), with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.
 

During the meeting, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, a copy of which {Al-Furat News} received, “aspects of cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America, and ways to enhance partnership in various fields and levels.”

 

During the meeting, the American Minister conveyed President Joe Biden’s invitation to the Sudanese to visit the White House in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

 

The Prime Minister affirmed his appreciation for the invitation and his readiness to respond to it at a date to be determined later, stressing the importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.

 

Al-Sudani also referred to a number of important milestones for bilateral cooperation, the successful visit made by the Iraqi delegation headed by the Minister of Defense to Washington, and discussions regarding the relationship with the international coalition to combat terrorism.

 

Al-Sudani expressed Iraq's desire to develop partnership relations with the United States in the areas of: Confronting the effects of climate change and investing in the energy sector, welcoming the contribution of American companies to investment opportunities in Iraq.

 

He reiterated the importance of joint cooperation in the security field to combat ISIS, in light of the growing capabilities and combat capabilities of the Iraqi security forces and their capabilities to maintain security throughout Iraq.

 

For his part, Minister Blinken indicated the US administration’s appreciation for the practical steps taken by Iraq in diversifying energy sources, optimal investment in gas and achieving self-sufficiency by signing contracts with Total, and electrical interconnection with neighboring countries, stressing the United States’ keenness to cooperate with Iraq in issues Confronting the effects of climate change, developing infrastructure, and expanding partnership in various fields, renewing the United States’ support for Iraq’s stability, development, and prosperity.

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Hussein to Abdullahian: No threat against Iran will be made from the lands of Iraq and the Kurdistan region
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian discussed bilateral issues and the Kurdistan region at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The two Foreign Ministers held talks on Monday evening, local time, in New York, at the residence of the Iranian Foreign Minister in this city.

Hussein said in this meeting: “No threats will be directed against the Islamic Republic of Iran from the territories of Iraq and the Kurdistan region, in accordance with the security agreement.”

He referred to the prisoner exchange agreement between Iran and the United States and the release of frozen Iranian assets in South Korea, and considered it a positive step. He said that its effects on the diplomacy of repealing the embargo are important.

 
 
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Sudanese begins his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani began his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, at its seventy-eighth session in New York, after taking memorial photos with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
 

Yesterday, Monday, Al-Sudani arrived in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly meeting and held a series of meetings with foreign ministers, most notably US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who informed him of an invitation from President Joe Biden to visit the White House in Washington.

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US Treasury Department: Iraq is making continuous progress to strengthen its financial sector

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Al-Ghad Press / Baghdad

Brian Nelson, Undersecretary of the US Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, expressed his "pleasure" to meet with Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, while praising Iraq's continued progress towards strengthening its financial sector.

 

“It was a pleasure to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister  Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani in New York to discuss Iraq’s continued progress toward strengthening its financial sector,” Nelson said.

 

Al-Sudani confirmed hours ago. The government, along with the Central Bank, has taken several measures to implement financial reform.

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The United Nations General Assembly holds its 78th session with the participation of Al-Sudani
 

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{International: Al-Furat News} The summit of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly kicked off today, Tuesday, with the participation of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani.

 

Yesterday, Monday, Al-Sudani arrived in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly meeting and held a series of meetings with foreign ministers, most notably US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who informed him of an invitation from President Joe Biden to visit the White House in Washington.

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Iraqi PM meets U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, discusses economic reforms

Iraqi PM meets U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, discusses economic reforms
2023-09-19 02:47
 

Shafaq News/ On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani met with Brian Nelson, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The meeting took place on the sidelines of al-Sudani's participation in the United Nations General Assembly's seventy-eighth session, as confirmed by an official statement from his office.

 

During the meeting, discussions revolved around cooperation mechanisms between Iraq and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, focusing on reviewing the government's priorities for implementing economic and administrative reforms within the government program.

 

PM al-Sudani emphasized that the government had taken several steps in collaboration with the Central Bank of Iraq to implement financial reforms. These reforms are pivotal to achieving the government's objective of transitioning from a unilateral economy to a productive and diversified one. He noted that a financial database for banking transactions was created for the first time, enhancing trust in dealings with both local and international banks.

 

Al-Sudani also highlighted the government's efforts to curb money laundering operations by applying international standards at procedural and judicial levels. This approach aims to enable genuine trade that supports economic development.

 

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government's support for the private sector through a series of decisions and procedures and provided necessary facilities within the federal budget for the next three years.

 

In response, Nelson commended the reforms the Iraqi government undertook in the banking and financial sectors. He recognized the government's success in rebuilding the confidence of global financial institutions, such as Citibank and J.P. Morgan.

 

The U.S. official emphasized the U.S. Treasury's willingness to collaborate closely with the Central Bank of Iraq and cooperate on matters related to financial liquidity and Iraqi commercial bank transfers abroad and reiterated U.S. support for the stability of the Iraqi economy.

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Al-Sudani informs the US Treasury of the extent of his government’s work to limit money laundering

Al-Sudani informs the US Treasury of the extent of his government’s work to limit money laundering
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Shafaq News/ On Tuesday, in New York, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani informed the US Treasury Undersecretary of the expansion of his government’s work in reducing money laundering operations, while the latter indicated that the confidence of global financial institutions had been restored.

 

This came during a meeting with Al-Sudani, in New York, after midnight (Baghdad time), with US Treasury Under Secretary Brian Nelson, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session, according to a statement issued by his office and received by Shafaq News Agency. 

 

According to the statement, the meeting witnessed a discussion of cooperation mechanisms between Iraq and the US Department of the Treasury, and a review of the government’s priorities in implementing economic and administrative reforms that fall within the government program. 

 

Al-Sudani stressed that the government has taken several measures with the Central Bank of Iraq in implementing financial reform, which is considered a key to economic reform in achieving the government’s goal of moving from a unilateral economy towards a productive and multi-economic economy, where, for the first time, a financial database was created for banking transactions, in a way that achieves confidence. Required in dealings with banks and international banks.

 

Al-Sudani also pointed out the expansion of the government’s work in reducing money laundering operations at the procedural and judicial levels, by applying the required international standards, and enabling it to achieve real trade that supports the economy towards further development.

 

Al-Sudani stated that the government supports the private sector through a package of decisions and procedures, in addition to providing it with all necessary facilities in the federal budget for the three years.

 

For his part, Nelson appreciated the government reforms in the banking and financial sectors, and the government’s success in restoring the confidence of global financial institutions, such as Citibank and JP Morgan, stressing the US Treasury’s readiness to work closely with the Central Bank of Iraq and cooperate with Iraq in the files of financial liquidity and Iraqi commercial bank transfers outside the country. He renewed his country's support for the stability of the Iraqi economy.

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US President Joe Biden invites Sudanese to visit the White House

US President Joe Biden invites Sudanese to visit the White House
2023-09-19 01:28
 

Shafaq News/ Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani received, on Tuesday, an official invitation from US President Joe Biden to visit the White House.

 

This came during his meeting in New York with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.

 

During the meeting, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, aspects of cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America were discussed, and ways to enhance partnership in various fields and levels.

 

During the meeting, the American Minister conveyed President Joe Biden’s invitation to the Sudanese to visit the White House in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

 

The Prime Minister affirmed his appreciation for the invitation and his readiness to respond to it at a date to be determined later, stressing the importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.

 

Al-Sudani also referred to a number of important milestones for bilateral cooperation, the successful visit made by the Iraqi delegation headed by the Minister of Defense to Washington, and discussions regarding the relationship with the international coalition to combat terrorism.

 

Al-Sudani expressed Iraq's desire to develop partnership relations with the United States in the areas of: Confronting the effects of climate change and investing in the energy sector, welcoming the contribution of American companies to investment opportunities in Iraq.

 

The Iraqi Prime Minister reiterated the importance of joint cooperation in the security field to combat ISIS, in light of the growing combat capabilities and capabilities of the Iraqi security forces and their capabilities to maintain security throughout Iraq.

 

For his part, Minister Blinken indicated the US administration’s appreciation for the practical steps taken by Iraq in diversifying energy sources, optimal investment in gas and achieving self-sufficiency by signing contracts with Total, and electrical interconnection with neighboring countries, stressing the United States’ keenness to cooperate with Iraq in issues Confronting the effects of climate change, developing infrastructure, and expanding partnership in various fields, renewing the United States’ support for Iraq’s stability, development, and prosperity.

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In pictures: Al-Sudani heads the Iraqi delegation to the 78th session of the United Nations

 

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New York Times: Al-Sudani was able to win the support of the Iraqis and appeared clear, serious and practical

 

New York Times: Al-Sudani was able to win the suppor t of the Iraqis and appeared clear, serious and practical

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Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, revealed that he plans to request assistance from the United Nations to confront the challenge of severe environmental change that causes drought and desertification.

The Prime Minister's Office and its follower, Al-Maalouma, mentioned the most prominent findings in the report of the American newspaper The New York Times after the dialogue it conducted with Al-Sudani on Monday during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting, where Al-Sudani confirmed that he is capable of solving the country's chronic problems, represented by... Corruption and political instability, and making Iraq a reliable partner of the United Nations.”

The newspaper pointed out that Al-Sawadni is a product of state institutions, and he understands citizens and their priorities, and that he is one of the second generation of politicians in the post-Saddam regime, and they are closest to the people and understand that the street wants change, pointing out that Al-Sawdani “is the first Iraqi leader, since 2003, He spent his entire life inside Iraq, and never left it, even though Saddam Hussein ordered the execution of his father.”

She says, "Al-Sudani was able to win the support of Iraqis from almost all political spectrums, and appeared clear, serious, and practical. He seeks to open more investments from Europe and the United States, and strengthen efforts with Arab countries to help build the infrastructure for natural gas production."

The American newspaper notes that “Al-Sudani understands the energy problem and aims to make Iraq more self-sufficient in the field of energy, and that it is not possible to rely on imported gas forever, and he is trying to begin to address the frustration felt by Iraqi youth, trying to obtain government jobs.”

Al-Sudani says, according to the newspaper, "He is realistic, and he will not claim that he will eliminate corruption completely, but it is important that there is real will and no hesitation in holding anyone involved in corruption accountable." Ended 25 n

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The Sudanese are in New York and the dollar is burning in the market. Will the visit to America affect the exchange rate?

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Today, Tuesday (September 19, 2023), financial expert Saleh Banking read the expected results and files of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani's visit to send 4 American messages to the Iraqi Prime Minister during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations sessions.

The banker said in an interview with "Baghdad Today" that "the presence of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani United Nations sessions in New York is important at multiple levels, including economic, especially since there is a long list of meetings with heads of state and organizations, some of which are concerned with the economic, humanitarian and human rights sectors."

He added, "The turnout of US delegations with multiple titles to meet the Sudanese confirms the importance of the files at hand, especially with regard to the economic aspect as the most important in the relationship between Baghdad and Washington," pointing out that "the latter will send, according to the readings, 4 important messages, which are the need for the Central Bank and banks to comply with the rules of transfers in dollars in terms of knowing its movement and tracking it and not dealing with the countries imposed on sanctions through the SWIFT system."

He pointed out that "the US side will press towards the need for Baghdad to make greater efforts to prevent smuggling and speculation on the dollar and provide advice on this aspect," pointing out that "Washington will not interfere in reducing the exchange rate of the dollar in Iraq, but rather leave the options to the Sudanese government because commitment to the file of combating smuggling and controlling the rhythm of transfers is what drives the stability of the parallel market and thus reduce the exchange of the dollar."

He continued, "The dollar file in Iraq is complicated, especially with a large difference between the official price of its sale by the Central Bank and what is announced in the parallel market," pointing out that "the visit of the Sudanese will not affect the exchange rates, but will return the US side to the need to support Baghdad in measures to reduce smuggling."

The exchange rates of the dollar in the Iraqi local markets are witnessing unstable jumps until they approached to touch 160,100 dinars per <> dollars, in conjunction with information about US intentions to impose sanctions on new banks that are not committed to the conditions for transferring and financing trade using the dollar.

 

Al-Sudani left for New York to attend the UN sessions, where he will deliver a speech before the UN General Assembly reviewing Iraq's regional and international positions and domestic politics.

The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly will run from Tuesday 19 to 23 September, where world leaders will seek solutions to global challenges and engage in order to promote peace and security, with the theme of rebuilding trust, restoring global solidarity, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
"The prime minister will participate, like the rest of the world leaders, in the General Assembly meeting as the largest annual global forum to meet leaders (countries and governments), to discuss global and regional challenges and express Iraq's opinion on them, as well as deliver a speech reviewing Iraq's international and regional positions and domestic policy," said government spokesman Bassem Al-Awadi.

He added that "the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly will also include listening to the views of world leaders and answering their inquiries regarding the overall affairs of Iraq, and to strengthen bilateral ties, and to explain the Iraqi reality as it is, away from interpretations and analysis, and to coordinate in advance understandings, relations and subsequent visits at the level of leadership or government institutions
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Iraqi PM meets U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, discusses economic reforms

 
Iraqi PM meets U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, discusses economic reforms
2023-09-18 23:47
 

Shafaq News/ On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani met with Brian Nelson, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. The meeting took place on the sidelines of al-Sudani's participation in the United Nations General Assembly's seventy-eighth session, as confirmed by an official statement from his office.

During the meeting, discussions revolved around cooperation mechanisms between Iraq and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, focusing on reviewing the government's priorities for implementing economic and administrative reforms within the government program.

PM al-Sudani emphasized that the government had taken several steps in collaboration with the Central Bank of Iraq to implement financial reforms. These reforms are pivotal to achieving the government's objective of transitioning from a unilateral economy to a productive and diversified one. He noted that a financial database for banking transactions was created for the first time, enhancing trust in dealings with both local and international banks.

Al-Sudani also highlighted the government's efforts to curb money laundering operations by applying international standards at procedural and judicial levels. This approach aims to enable genuine trade that supports economic development.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government's support for the private sector through a series of decisions and procedures and provided necessary facilities within the federal budget for the next three years.

In response, Nelson commended the reforms the Iraqi government undertook in the banking and financial sectors. He recognized the government's success in rebuilding the confidence of global financial institutions, such as Citibank and J.P. Morgan.

The U.S. official emphasized the U.S. Treasury's willingness to collaborate closely with the Central Bank of Iraq and cooperate on matters related to financial liquidity and Iraqi commercial bank transfers abroad and reiterated U.S. support for the stability of the Iraqi economy.

 

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The government spokesman clearly indicates: There is no meeting “on the sidelines” between Al-Sudani and Biden in New York

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Al-Ghad Press/Baghdad

Iraqi government spokesman Bassem Al-Awadi confirmed today, Tuesday, that US President Joe Biden’s invitation to Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to visit Washington is an affirmation of the independence of the Prime Minister’s approach to domestic and foreign policies and the high international appreciation he enjoys, pointing out that the upcoming meeting between the two presidents will culminate in the policy of... Respecting mutual interests and deepening common understanding.

 

Al-Awadi said in an interview followed by Al-Ghad Press, “There is no doubt that the way in which US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sent an invitation to US President Joe Biden to Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to visit Washington indicates the amount of respect for the person of the Prime Minister and the amount of Iraqi independence.”

 

He added, "It was possible to arrange a meeting between the two leaderships on the sidelines of the General Assembly meetings in New York, but the status of Iraq and the presidency of its government cannot be reduced to meetings on the margins of meetings, especially since it is the first meeting between the American and Iraqi presidencies."

 

He continued, "It can be concluded that the political circumstances after ten months of the Prime Minister's government and the internal steps it took have created a suitable ground for the two parties based on an accurate understanding of each of them, and therefore a meeting is necessary to complete the process of cooperation and understanding between Baghdad and Washington."

 

Al-Awadi stressed, “The invitation is also an affirmation of the independence of the Prime Minister’s approach to domestic and foreign policies, which has become the subject of international and regional appreciation for his person, and an affirmation that major meetings at this level cannot be for the sake of meeting or taking memorial photos if they take place in an urgent manner.

 

The American and Iraqi leaderships have sufficient time to demonstrate good intentions, study the other party’s policy, and prepare a suitable ground for understanding and developing bilateral relations, and that the next meeting will be the culmination of a policy of respect, mutual interests, and deepening understanding between Baghdad and Washington.”

 

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Al-Sudani confirms Iraq's commitment to the action plan of the International Conference on Financing for Development

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Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani affirmed Iraq's commitment to the action plan of the International Conference on Financing for Development.

 

The Prime Minister’s Media Office stated in a statement, “Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani participated yesterday, Tuesday (Baghdad time), in the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, which was held in New York, in the United States of America.”

 

According to the statement, the Prime Minister delivered a speech in which he affirmed Iraq’s commitment to the action plan of the International Conference on Financing for Development, which was held in Addis Ababa/2015, and the international plan issued by it calling for the development of integrated national financing frameworks to complement national strategies for sustainable development, as well as Iraq’s welcome to adopting The summit for the political declaration that stresses the urgent need to work seriously to accelerate the implementation of development goals.

 

He added, “We affirm our commitment to implementing the sustainable development goals, despite the complex challenges we face,” noting, “We welcome the summit’s adoption of the political declaration, in which we stressed the need for serious work to accelerate the implementation of the sustainable development goals, especially in providing and mobilizing financial resources, in accordance with the Addis Ababa Action Program.” ".

 

He continued: “Our government is making great efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals, and we have made relative progress within this framework, and it is important to work with all partners to enhance progress in implementation,” noting that “Iraq submitted two voluntary reports on the extent of the achieved sustainable development goals in a transparent manner.” “The Iraqi National Government’s program is also consistent with these goals.”

 

He explained, "Achieving the sustainable development goals is a national mission and a humanitarian duty, and Iraq deals with all of these goals at the same level," stressing that "the implementation of the sixth goal related to water is a priority in light of the severe drought that Iraq is witnessing, and we call for the comprehensive implementation of this goal and its repercussions." economic and social.”

 

He continued: "Iraq welcomes the holding of the United Nations Water Conference in March 2023, and its outcomes," noting that "Iraq has taken a number of national measures related to the sixth goal, including: maintaining infrastructure, expanding the clean water network, using modern agricultural irrigation techniques, and maintaining irrigation channels." 

 

He pointed out that "Iraq faces challenges in financing the sustainable development goals, some of which are due to the financial losses it suffered in its war against the terrorist ISIS gangs, and Iraq gives priority to financing climate action, being the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change," noting that "Iraq has begun implementing contributions." Nationally determined, including investing in associated gas to produce clean energy to achieve the goal of “zero flare” by 2030.”

 

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 Baghdad: Al-Sabah:

Yesterday, Tuesday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received an official invitation from US President Joe Biden to visit the White House.


A statement from the Prime Minister’s Media Office stated, “The Prime Minister met in New York with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.”


He added, "The American Minister conveyed President Joseph Biden's invitation to the Sudanese to visit the White House in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries."


The Prime Minister affirmed "his appreciation for the invitation and his readiness to respond to it at a date to be determined later," stressing "the importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries."


Meanwhile, the Prime Minister met in New York with German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, and Al-Sudani pointed out that there is a clear growth in the relationship between Iraq and Germany, and progress in the action plan that the two sides agreed upon during his visit to Berlin at the beginning of this year, including the implementation of the contracts that were concluded. Its signing with Siemens Energy Company, expressing Iraq's desire to develop cooperation in the field of clean and renewable energy.


The Prime Minister referred to the visits made by Iraqi delegations to Germany, including a delegation headed by the Minister of Health. To raise the level of cooperation in the health sector, especially in the field of hospital operation, expressing Iraq’s desire for the German Chancellor to participate in the Baghdad conference, scheduled to be held at the end of this year.


For his part, the German Chancellor reiterated his country's government's keenness to implement the agreed-upon action plan, follow up and expand the work of German companies in Iraq, and complete the signed contracts on time, indicating Germany's readiness to transfer its expertise to Iraq in the field of energy and associated gas investment.


Schulz praised Sudanese policies that achieved tangible progress and clear stability in the country, noting a recent visit by the German Economy Minister to Iraq, and also expressed his desire to visit Iraq.

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He was preceded by the Minister of Economy.. German Chancellor to Sudanese: We would like to visit Iraq and are ready to transfer our expertise in the field of energy
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met, in New York, this evening, Tuesday (Baghdad time), with German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, at its seventy-eighth session.
 

The Prime Minister confirmed that there is a clear growth in the relationship between Iraq and Germany, and progress in the action plan that the two sides agreed upon during his visit to Berlin at the beginning of this year, including the implementation of the contracts that were signed with Siemens Energy Company, expressing Iraq’s desire to develop cooperation in the field Clean and renewable energy.

 

He referred to the visits made by Iraqi delegations to Germany, including a delegation headed by the Minister of Health; To raise the level of cooperation in the health sector, especially in the field of hospital operation, expressing Iraq’s desire for the German Chancellor to participate in the Baghdad conference, scheduled to be held at the end of this year.

 

For his part, the German Chancellor stressed his country's government's keenness to implement the agreed-upon action plan, follow up and expand the work of German companies in Iraq, and complete the signed contracts on time, indicating Germany's readiness to transfer its expertise to Iraq in the field of energy and associated gas investment.

 

Schulz praised Sudanese policies that achieved tangible progress and clear stability in the country, noting a recent visit by the German Economy Minister to Iraq, and also expressed his desire to visit Iraq.

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Al-Awadi reveals the reason for the delay in Biden's invitation to Al-Sudani and the developments in the bombing of the airport in Sulaymaniyah
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} The Iraqi government spokesman, Bassem Al-Awadi, revealed today, Tuesday, the reason for the delay in US President John Biden’s invitation to Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Sudani to visit Washington, while he commented on the bombing of the airport in Sulaymaniyah.

 

 

Al-Awadi said {to Al-Furat News} that: “The coalition of state administration and all political forces agreed that Iraq would witness a state of internal political stability and openness in its regional relations in a balanced manner with all countries, and a translation of this policy as a new government, although there were major intersections that intensified in some periods between... Iraq and the United States of America, and in other periods, were reduced and diminished according to the leadership of the government in successive periods.”


He added, "We believe that the Iraqi and American governments, during the past 10 months, took sufficient time to think about studying the other party in the correct manner, and both parties presented positions of proof of good faith, and this invitation came to the Prime Minister."


Al-Awadi pointed out, “Some were asking why the American invitation to head the Iraqi government was delayed, and we confirmed that the Prime Minister does not want to conduct a protocol visit, but rather there must be sufficient study on understanding, communication, and the many bilateral meetings that took place at all levels, visits, and continuous discussions through... American embassy". 


He stated, “The invitation sent by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today carried a great deal of respect and appreciation for the Prime Minister and also for the independence of Iraq, and more than once statements were issued from high levels, and this may be the first time from the White House.” 


Al-Awadi commented on Al-Sudani’s meeting with the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, saying, “It was more than a protocol. It included discussions related to Iraqi financial independence, the status of the dollar, and support for economic reform in Iraq to overcome obstacles and move towards a clean economy by supporting Iraqi banks and the Iraqi dinar to reach a state of stability.”


He added, "The Iraqi financial economy was built from 2003 to the beginning of 2023 in an incorrect way, which created for us many problems that are also linked to political aspects and the American intersections with some important countries in the region. Therefore, it is time for the Iraqi and American sides to agree on developing a financial policy related to the dollar that first ensures the stability of Iraq." He stays away from foreign political disputes, and the currency does not affect the country, neither politically nor economically.”  


Al-Awadi stressed, "The Prime Minister is moving in this direction. The issue requires time, and to this day we are paying for the mistakes of 20 economic years."  


Regarding the government’s position on the bombing of an airport in Sulaymaniyah, Al-Awwad explained, “The bombing that targeted an airport in Sulaymaniyah is a violation of international laws, and the statement issued by the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces contained very strong statements, including that it constitutes a threat to Iraqi sovereignty and is a violation of international conventions and the United Nations.” "And it affects Iraq's endeavor to establish balanced international relations with its neighbors."


Al-Awadi concluded by saying, "Iraq reserves the right to engage or respond to such strikes. In the end, the government's position was clear through the spokesman's statement, and the political messages were very clear, and they certainly reached the parties concerned, and investigations are still ongoing into the bombing that targeted Sulaymaniyah."

 

Wafaa Al-Fatlawi
 

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Al-Sudani assures Mikati of Iraq’s support for Lebanon’s stability and overcoming its economic crises
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met, in New York, this evening, Tuesday (Baghdad time), with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, at its seventy-eighth session.
 

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting witnessed “discussions on strengthening bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, and ways to strengthen the partnership between them at various levels and fields.”

The Prime Minister affirmed "Iraq's support for Lebanon's stability and its efforts to overcome economic challenges and the effects of regional and global crises, based on principled positions towards our brothers, the importance of developing economic integration, and consolidating the bonds of cooperation between the two countries, in the interest of the Iraqi and Lebanese peoples."

 

For his part, Mikati appreciated, during the meeting, Iraq’s supportive positions and the continued support it provides to Lebanon, pointing out the importance of openness to more economic and investment opportunities of mutual benefit, as well as joint coordination in confronting economic challenges and the consequences of global crises and climate changes that have affected countries in the region. .

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Political analyst: Biden's invitation to Sudanese is an indication of satisfaction with his government... and this is what he will ask for
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Political analyst, Ghaleb Al-Daami, sees the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani as an indication of satisfaction with his government.
 

Al-Daami said: For the program {Free Speech} broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel this evening, it said: “The Prime Minister wanted to change some of the ministers, but he ran into the obstacle of the opposition, and the budget has not yet been released to evaluate the work of the ministers, and we identified some failed ministries; but those who are not supported by a bloc will often fall victim to the changes.” "Political."


He stressed that "the ministerial change is not devoid of political aspects, but some changes in special grades were made according to very precise criteria, and others were subject to politics."


 Al-Daami added, "The Ministry of Education has great slackness and its system must be changed. Making change represents a healthy state in the management of state institutions," noting that "some ministers cannot be evaluated in one year, especially service ones, because of their complex projects."


He concluded by saying, "Not every mistake is borne by the prime minister. There is a minister, an undersecretary, and a general director. If this government is able to achieve strategic projects in {housing, reducing the dollar, and improving the reality of electricity}, it will never fail to praise the people."


Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, received an official invitation from US President Joe Biden to visit the White House, after months of ongoing controversy inside Iraq, over Washington’s postponement of the visit, which was delayed “much” since Al-Sudani took office last October.


The government spokesman, Bassem Al-Awadi, via Al-Furat News, explained the reasons for delaying the invitation to the Prime Minister’s unwillingness to conduct a protocol visit to Washington, but rather there must be sufficient study on understanding and communication and the many bilateral meetings that took place at all levels, visits and continuous discussions through... American embassy.


Al-Awadi stated that the invitation sent by the US Secretary of State today carried a great deal of respect and appreciation for the Prime Minister and also for the independence of Iraq, and more than once statements were issued from high levels, and this may be the first time from the White House.

 

Wafaa Al-Fatlawi

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The Sudanese invites his Spanish counterpart to visit Baghdad and involve his country's companies in the development road project
  
{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met, in New York, this evening, Tuesday (Baghdad time), with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, on the sidelines of his participation in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
 

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office, which {Al-Furat News} received a copy of, said, "During the meeting, bilateral relations between the two countries were reviewed, and aspects of mutual cooperation were discussed in several fields. Al-Sudani stressed the importance of activating the work of the joint Iraqi-Spanish committee, welcoming the holding of the thirteenth regular meeting." The committee will be in the capital, Baghdad, next November.

 

Al-Sudani extended an official invitation to his Spanish counterpart to visit Iraq, in order to enhance the prospects for cooperation and discussion on a number of economic files, calling on Spanish companies to engage in the Great Development Road Project, which is a gateway to strengthening the economy and promoting the social and economic development of Iraq and the region, as well as companies working in the field of military manufacturing. Railways, companies specialized in agriculture and modern irrigation technologies.

 

For his part, Sanchez expressed his desire to respond to the official invitation and visit Iraq as soon as possible. He also called for mutual visits between senior officials in the two friendly countries, stressing that Spain also faces the challenges of water scarcity and desertification, and has pioneering experience in the field of regulating the use of water in agriculture. He called on Iraq to join the International Coalition for Resilience in the Face of Drought, which was initiated by Spain and Senegal and includes more than 40 countries and international organizations, and aims to accelerate work to better prepare for drought and help countries overcome its effects.

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