Iraqi News Highlights and Points to Ponder Saturday Afternoon 3-2-24

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Iraqi News Highlights and Points to Ponder Saturday Afternoon 3-2-24

Masrour Barzani Discusses With A US Treasury Official Reforming The Financial And Banking System In Kurdistan

SATURDAY, 02-03-2024, PM 12:46   KARAR AL-ASSADI  The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, discussed with the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, reform of the financial system and the banking sector.

The regional presidency said in a statement received by Noon News Agency, “Barzani met with the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, and the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and ways to support the reforms implemented by the Kurdistan Regional Government within the framework of the ninth ministerial formation.”

The statement added, “The two sides discussed reforming the financial system and the banking sector, in addition to discussing the (My Account) project and the digital transformation of public services.”

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Masrour Barzani Discusses With A US Treasury Official Reforming The Financial And Banking System In Kurdistan

2024-03-01 Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, discussed on Friday, with the US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, reform of the financial system and the banking sector.

A presidential statement received by Shafaq News Agency stated, “Barzani met with the Undersecretary of the US Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, and the two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations and ways to support the reforms implemented by the Kurdistan Regional Government within the framework of the ninth ministerial formation.”

The statement added, “The two sides discussed reforming the financial system and the banking sector, in addition to discussing the (My Account) project and the digital transformation of public services.” LINK

Foreign Minister: Iraq Will Expand Its Production Of Natural Gas

2024-03-02 Shafaq News/ Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed on Saturday that his country’s government intends to expand its production of natural gas, and not rely on oil as the sole source of income.

Hussein said in his speech during the Antalya Diplomatic Forum held in Turkey, “We have a government that is working to revive and strengthen the agricultural sector, as well as expand natural gas production.”

He added, “Iraq should not rely solely on oil in the coming years,” adding, “We have very good trade relations with Turkey and Iran.”   LINK

Iranian Technical And Engineering Services Companies Account For Two Billion Dollars In Iraq

2024-03-02 Shafaq News/ Secretary of the Iranian Construction Companies Syndicate, Erj Claptonji, announced on Saturday that Iranian companies exporting technical and engineering services captured about two billion dollars from the Iraqi market from 2009 to 2015.

According to Iranian media, Erj Claptonji urged private sector companies to follow solid and solid plans to reach $20 billion in Iraq, especially since Turkish companies are on the cusp of investing $27 billion.

According to reports reported by ISNA News Agency, 56,500 engineering companies accredited by the Iranian Planning and Budget Organization are active in the field of the construction industry in Iran, 53,000 of which are contracting companies, and 3,500 of which are consulting engineering companies. About two million and 600 thousand people work in these companies.

According to statistics on the export performance of technical and engineering services from 1994 to 2021 provided by the Article 19 Committee of the Iranian Trade Development Organization, the approximate index of technical and engineering services exports in Iran reached about $34 billion in the form of 911 projects.

The Secretary of the Iranian Construction Companies Syndicate explained that Iraq opened its doors in 2015 to Iranian contractors, as private sector contractors won projects worth two billion dollars by entering tenders.

This indicates that if there is an active market next to Iran, Iranian companies can capture it from regional competitors through the necessary coordination. Iranian technical and engineering services export companies operate in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iraq, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Belarus, Djibouti, Kenya, Algeria, Sudan and Venezuela, but the largest volume of The activity of these companies between 2012 and 2016 was in Iraq.

Iranian companies in Iraq recorded contracts worth about four billion dollars, of which two billion dollars related to the “MBNA” company and the rest related to private sector contractors. But since 2016, when ISIS entered Iraq, the activity of Iranian companies in this country has decreased.

According to Claptonji, 38 private sector companies obtained 57 projects in Iraq during that period, including $3.1 billion in southern Iraq, $235 million in Sulaymaniyah, and about $400 million in Erbil.

This official stated that the largest activities in this sector target the Ministry of Construction, Housing and the Municipality in Iraq, with approximately $452 million. In the ranking of the best 250 contractors in the world during the year 2020, China came with 74 companies, Turkey with 44 companies, and Iran with two companies.

Referring to developments in exports of technical and engineering services to countries in the region, Claptonji said, “Iran’s most important competitor in the region is Turkey, which exported about $425 billion in technical and engineering services in the same period in which Iran exported $34 billion.”

The share of exports of technical and engineering services in Turkey’s economy is about 30%, which means that Turkey has relied a large part of its economy on these exports.   LINK

The Minister Of Oil Discusses With His Iranian Counterpart Joint Investment In Oil Fields

Information/Baghdad..  Today, Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Oil Minister Hayyan Abdul-Ghani discussed with his Iranian counterpart joint investment in oil fields.

A statement from the ministry received by Al-Maalouma stated that “the Minister of Oil met with Iranian Oil Minister Jawad Oji and discussed with him the prospects for joint cooperation between the two countries in the fields of oil and gas, infrastructure projects, and joint investment in the oil fields shared between the two countries.”

The statement added that “the meeting came on the sidelines of the attendance of the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil at the seventh summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Algeria.” End 25   LINK


Provoking Points to Ponder on Decisions
 

 One must either accept some theory or else believe one’s own instinct or follow the world’s opinion. – Gertrude Stein

Decide which is the line of conduct that presents the fewest drawbacks and then follow it out as being the best one, because one never finds anything perfectly pure and unmixed, or exempt from danger. – Niccolo Machiavelli

A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.  – Dorothea Brande

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.  – Thomas Merton

Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.  – Pythagoras

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.  – Jane Austen

In forty hours I shall be in battle, with little information, and on the spur of the moment will have to make the most momentous decisions. But I believe that one’s spirit enlarges with responsibility and that, with God’s help, I shall make them, and make them right.  – General George S. Patton

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