“Tidbits From TNT” Wednesday Morning 10-11-2023

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Tishwash:  Al-Sudani to RT: Iraq is looking forward to joining the BRICS group

Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani said that his country is ready to join the BRICS group, if it receives an invitation from the founding countries.

Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani said in a special statement to RT during a dialogue session with representatives of the Iraqi community in Russia that Iraq understands the role played by the group and is aware of the conditions and specifications for joining it.

Al-Sudani indicated that he discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin a wide range of economic issues, including the use of the Iraqi dinar and the Russian ruble in commercial transactions between the two countries.

He stressed that he was grateful for Russia’s principled position on the Palestinian issue, noting that he discussed this issue with President Putin in depth and out of concern for the lives of civilians.

Al-Sudani revealed that Iraq is in the process of studying a project to open an Iraqi cultural center in the Russian capital, Moscow, based on the deep historical relations that bind the two countries, which will reach its eightieth anniversary next year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Baghdad.  link

Tishwash:  Al-Sudani discusses with Putin the use of the dinar and the ruble in transactions between the two countries

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani confirmed today, Wednesday, the discussion of the use of local currencies in commercial transactions between Iraq and Russia, during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Al-Sudani said in a statement reported by the “Russia Today” website that he “discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin a wide range of economic issues, including the use of the Iraqi dinar and the Russian ruble in commercial transactions between the two countries.”

Al-Sudani pointed out that “Iraq is in the process of studying a project to open an Iraqi cultural center in the Russian capital, Moscow, based on the deep historical relations that bind the two countries, which will reach the eightieth year next year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Baghdad.”

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani stressed today, Wednesday, that the government is continuing to implement economic, administrative and service reforms, noting the importance of the Iraqi competencies contributing to building Iraq and achieving the desired progress. link

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Tishwash:  Sudanese political advisor reveals a plan to address Russian debts to Iraq

The political advisor to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Sobhan Mulla Jiyad, explained that the economic file is the most prominent in the Sudanese visit to Russia, as well as other issues and positions that bind the two countries, including consensus on issues of national liberation.

Mulla Jiyad said in a press interview, “Russia is an important country and has global weight, and Iraq has great historical, political, economic and cultural relations with it, and communication with the Russians takes place according to this context in general.”

He explained, “The most important files that the Sudanese adopt in all his international visits is the economic file, and also in his visit to Russia, the economic file will be the most prominent, in addition to other political files,” noting that “Iraq is aware that Russia is facing sanctions, and there is caution in dealing with it.” With it and the arrival of hard currency to it.”

He pointed out that “Russia is asking Iraq for significant sums of money, and there are ideas and many ways outside the scope of sanctions on which to build the relationship,” pointing out that “Iraq has many ideas, including the possibility of investing these sums inside Iraq, as there are great investment opportunities in Iraq.” We need Russian expertise and Russian industries, especially in the field of developing oil fields and upcoming licenses for Iraqi gas.”

Mullah Jiyad added, “The opportunities are great and promising and available to the Russians to participate in gas licenses, as well as the localization of some Russian industries in Iraq through the interaction of the private sectors in Iraq and Russia,” stressing that “these topics will be discussed during the visit, in addition to the political aspect, which connects us.” With Russia, there are many common positions, whether on the side of the Palestinian issue that is currently being widely raised, as well as in the Russian-Ukrainian war, which Iraq calls for ending through a diplomatic solution and stopping the war, and Russia understands Iraq’s position.”

He continued, “There is agreement between the Iraqi and Russian positions, especially on issues of national liberation, in addition to the many commonalities between the two countries.”

Regarding the nature of the development of the relationship with Russia in the context of American decisions, the Prime Minister’s advisor stressed that “the economic aspect is currently imposing itself on all countries, whether Russia, Iraq, or other countries.” link

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Tishwash:  From Moscow.. Al-Sudani: We are proceeding with economic, administrative and service reforms in Iraq

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, confirmed on Wednesday that his government is continuing to implement economic, administrative and service reforms, while indicating the government’s commitment to supporting Iraqi citizens everywhere around the world.

This came during a meeting between the Prime Minister and a group of the Iraqi community residing in Russia, on the sidelines of his official visit to the capital, Moscow, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, since yesterday, Tuesday.

According to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, Al-Sudani listened to a comprehensive presentation on the conditions of the Iraqi community, the progress of their affairs, their requirements, and the most important obstacles and difficulties they face in their residency.

In his speech to community elites, the Iraqi Prime Minister confirmed that the government is continuing to implement economic, administrative and service reforms that will touch the Iraqi street and fulfill the people’s ambitions and what they expect from the government.

He pointed out the importance of “the contribution of Iraqi competencies, wherever they are, to building Iraq and achieving the desired progress, expressing the government’s welcome to embrace all those who wish to contribute to development and reform.”

Al-Sudani stressed the need for the government to support Iraqi citizens everywhere, and be keen to facilitate their affairs, provide them with all administrative services, and take care of their affairs.  link