“Tidbits From TNT” Monday Morning 10-2-2023

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Tishwash:  Al-Awadi: The Prime Minister’s visit to Qatar aims to strengthen relations between the two countries

The government spokesman, Basem Al-Awadi, confirmed today, Monday, that the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to Qatar aims to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Al-Awadi said in a blog post on the “x” website: “The Prime Minister’s visit to the sisterly State of Qatar aims to participate in the opening of Expo Doha 2023, with a group of leaders, heads of governments and international organizations.”

He added, “The visit also aims to strengthen Iraqi-Qatari relations, and to discuss activating what the leaders of the two brotherly countries agreed upon during the previous visit of the Emir of the State of Qatar to Baghdad.”  link

Tishwash:  German Trucks to be made in Iraq?

The Chairman of Iraq’s Military Industrialization Authority (MIA), Mustafa Ati Hassan (pictured), reportedly met with representatives of the German companies MAN (part of the Volkswagen group) and Mercedes on Thursday.

According to state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA), the meeting discussed the production of military and civilian trucks in Iraq.  link

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Tishwash:  Jordan and Iraq are discussing enhancing economic and banking cooperation

Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh discussed, on Sunday, with Ali Al-Alaq, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, who is visiting Amman, the strengthening of economic and banking cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting, Al-Khasawneh noted the level of cooperation and relations between the Central Bank of Jordan and its Iraqi counterpart, and the two countries’ banking systems, which are distinguished, complementary and flexible relations, and are characterized by the highest governance controls, in a way that serves their common interests. For his part, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq stressed the depth of relations with Jordan in various fields.

It is noteworthy that the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq began, earlier on Sunday, a two-day visit to Jordan, during which he will hold meetings with the Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan and a number of banking, financial and economic leaders in Jordan and institutions regulating electronic payment.

 The visit will also include a Jordanian-Iraqi banking summit. ; To discuss economic relations between the two countries, and ways to strengthen them in the future.”  link

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Tishwash:  Iraq agrees to open 4 Jordanian banks and conduct business in Baghdad

 Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Adel Al-Sharkas, said that there are currently four branches of Jordanian banks that have obtained a license to operate in Iraq, with a capital of $50 million for each branch, including two branches that have already begun their work in Iraq.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Adel Al-Sharkas, received the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Mohsen Al-Alaq, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, which brought them together at the Central Bank of Jordan, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation and improve banking and financial relations between the two countries, in addition to a number of banking issues of common interest.

The two sides also discussed developments related to the tasks and work of central banks, and developments related to global monetary policies and their directions in light of the current stage that is still witnessing inflationary pressures that have led to the continuation of tight monetary policies by many central banks in the world. 

During the meeting, the two sides focused on the importance of joint work and cooperation in the financial and banking sector in a way that serves the trend towards expanding the horizons of economic cooperation between Jordan and Iraq.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the two sides signed a joint cooperation and coordination agreement with the aim of enhancing and expanding cooperation in the financial and banking fields.   link

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Tishwash:  Details of the expanded meeting between the heads of the four authorities

The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the Chairman of the Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, discussed in a meeting the latest developments, political and security files, and the overall situation in the country.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office explained, “At the beginning of the meeting, the attendees recited Surat Al-Fatihah out of mercy for the souls of the victims of the painful fire incident in the wedding hall in Al-Hamdaniya district. The attendees also expressed their condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and their wishes for a speedy recovery for those injured.”

The meeting discussed “in depth the Al-Hamdaniya incident and its causes, as those gathered stressed the need to continue efforts to provide care and attention to the families of the victims and the injured,” according to the statement.

The attendees reviewed “the results of the Prime Minister’s visit to New York and his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session, and the international interest in Iraq’s participation and praise for the Iraqi government’s steps in enhancing security and stability and commitment to sustainable development plans and goals, and Iraq’s pivotal role in bringing different viewpoints together among the countries of the region.” “.

The four presidencies stressed “the need to support the government in implementing its government program, providing services to citizens, rehabilitating the infrastructure in the electricity sectors, building hospitals and schools, constructing roads and bridges, supporting the private sector and encouraging investment opportunities in the country, by enacting legislation that facilitates the work of investors, as well as consolidating the reform of the country.” “By enhancing full cooperation between the presidencies in the anti-corruption file and supporting governmental and judicial measures in this file.”

The attendees affirmed their “rejection of any aggression targeting Iraqi territory, as it is inconsistent with the principles of good neighborliness and threatens security and stability in Iraq and the region.”

The meeting stressed that “problems and differences are resolved through dialogue, understandings, cooperation and joint coordination.”

According to the statement, the meeting discussed “the proposal submitted regarding granting special amnesty to women and juveniles, with the exception of some serious crimes.”

During the meeting, the presidencies also congratulated “the educational family and students on the occasion of the start of the new academic year, hoping that this year will be a year of success and excellence.”   link