“Tidbits From TNT” Saturday 9-23-2023

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Tishwash:  Deputy: Iraq’s openness will prompt an influx of Arab and international investments

Representative from the State of Law coalition, Jassem Al-Moussawi, confirmed today, Saturday, that the government has become more open to Arab and regional countries. 

Al-Moussawi said in an interview with the Maalouma Agency, “Openness to the countries of the world creates economic bases for the country because it will push the flow of Arab and international investments.”

He added, “The visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani to Washington supported the stability of the Iraqi economy and control of the file of exchange rates of the dollar against the dinar.”  

He pointed out that “Iraq is moving towards openness to all international countries to conclude balanced relations based on achieving common interests, preserving sovereignty, and non-interference in internal affairs.”   link

Tishwash:  Baghdad Today” publishes a summary of the Prime Minister’s meetings in New York

 Today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), Baghdad Al-Youm news agency publishes a summary of the meetings of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani on the sidelines of the work of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session held in New York .

Below is a summary of the meetings :

From Europe :

● German Chancellor 

● Spanish Prime Minister

● Bulgarian President

● Norwegian Prime Minister

● Dutch Prime Minister

● President of Cyprus

● British Deputy Prime Minister

From Asia :

● President of the Republic of South Korea 

● Malaysian Prime Minister 

From countries in the region :

● Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council

● Iranian President

● Kuwaiti Prime Minister

● Lebanese Prime Minister

As well as :

■ US Secretary of State

■ Secretary-General of the United Nations 

■ Secretary General of NATO

■ US President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East and North Africa McGurk

■ US Treasury Agent

■ Director of the United Nations Development Programme

■ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

 Research centres, seminars and interviews 

▪︎ Dialogue session with the US Council on Foreign Relations

▪︎ A dialogue symposium held by Al-Monitor and Semaphore Americas

▪︎ A meeting with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the presence of businessmen, investors and representatives of major American companies

▪︎ Interview with Bloomberg Channel

▪︎ Interview with CNN

▪︎ Interview with the National newspaper

▪︎ Interview with the New York Times

 Companies 

• A meeting with the American company General Electric

• A meeting with the multinational technology group Honeywell

• Kuvinken, an American law firm

The Director of the Media Office of the Prime Minister, Rabie Nader, confirmed today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, over a period of six days, presented in the best possible way Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation .

Nader said in a blog post on the (x) Twitter platform previously, followed by “Baghdad Today,” that “an important and active Iraqi movement in New York included meetings and encounters with an unprecedented number of leaders and leaders of countries from different trends and continents, and the common link between all of them is the great desire for openness to Iraq and working there .”

He added, “Over the course of six days, the Prime Minister presented – in the best possible way – Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation .”

Nader continued: “What is striking is that most of those whom the Prime Minister met, including leaders and presidents, were very attentive and interactive with the priorities he adopted,” noting that “more than one head of state expressed a sincere desire to visit Iraq, in a clear manifestation of the (productive diplomacy) that It was adopted by this government, which is keen to stay away from formal relations that do not go beyond the stage of taking souvenir photos .”

He stressed that “in addition to presidents and leaders, there was clear interest from research centers and institutions, which were keen to hold seminars with the aim of listening to the convictions and policies pursued by the Prime Minister in politics, security, economics and foreign relations. ”  link

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Tishwash:  Moscow: We look forward to Al-Sudani’s visit to Russia during the next few weeks

Today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a meeting that took place between Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during which they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

The ministry stated, in a statement received by “Baghdad Today”, “Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met on Friday, September 22, 2023, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of his participation in the high-level week of meetings of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.” “United.” 

She added, “During the meeting, the prospects for joint cooperation and development of bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed,” noting that “Hussein confirmed that the Iraqi side is working to complete the necessary preparations for the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to the Russian capital, Moscow, during the next few weeks.”

He continued, “The discussions between the two sides during the visit will provide an appropriate opportunity to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two sides in the political and economic fields, indicating the possibility of holding a meeting of the joint Iraqi-Russian committee on the sidelines of this visit.”

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed, according to the statement, “his country’s keenness to develop bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.”   link