TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Saturday 5-18-2024

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Tishwash:  Al-Mandalawi opens the House of Representatives session today

 The Speaker of the Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, opened the work of Session No. (25) today, Saturday, in the presence of 183 representatives

Our correspondent: The bell of the House of Representatives rings a second time, marking the opening of the session to elect the Speaker of the House

 The Presidency of Parliament decided to devote today’s session to electing the president only

The House of Representatives votes to extend its legislative term for 30 days 

Our correspondent: The number of attendees during the House of Representatives session exceeded 218 deputies

 Urgent | Members of the House of Representatives head to the Great Hall for the purpose of initiating the procedures for electing the Speaker of the House of Representatives    link

Tishwash:  The Sudanese advisor issues a clarification regarding the discussion of budget schedules in an extraordinary session 

 Today, Saturday, the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Saleh, clarified the discussion of the budget schedules in the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers.

Saleh said, in an interview followed by Al-Iqtisad News, that “during the extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers, the financial tables will be discussed,” pointing out that “these tables will be approved by a decision of the Council of Ministers and then referred to the House of Representatives for approval, in implementation of the provisions of Article 77/ Secondly, from the Tripartite Federal General Budget Law No. 13 of 2023.”

During the last cabinet session, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani directed that an extraordinary session of the council be held on Sunday to discuss the budget schedules  link

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CandyKisses:  The Regional Government announces the payment of employees’ salaries through “My Account”

Baghdad – Iraq Today:

The Kurdistan Regional Government announced that more than 25,000 government employees have received their salaries through the “My Account” project.

The Information and Information Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement that “employees who have bank cards that enable them to receive their salaries through ATMs, will receive their salaries successively until the end of next week.”

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, had previously confirmed that one million employees will be able to access banking services by the end of this year, and that access to financial services in the region will rise to 35% until late 2024.

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CandyKisses:  Al-Hakim calls on Canadian companies to invest in the Iraqi market

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Today, Saturday (May 18, 2024), the head of the National State Forces Alliance, Ammar al-Hakim, called on Canadian companies to invest in the Iraqi market.

Al-Hakim’s office said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today”, “The head of the National State Forces Alliance met, today, Saturday, with Cathy Banka, Canada’s new ambassador to Iraq,” noting that “the meeting discussed developments in the political scene in Iraq and the region.”

Al-Hakim stressed, according to the statement, “the importance of the achieved stability and its positive impact and repercussions on the security of Iraq and the region,” stressing “the necessity of perpetuating this stability and transforming it into permanent stability, and we hold everyone responsible for achieving this goal.”

He called for “noticing popular satisfaction with the government and the political forces supporting it,” noting that “this satisfaction is the result of the government’s vision and its service and development projects that citizens have begun to feel and live the details of their achievement. “

He stressed “the importance of developing relations with Canada,” noting that “Iraq offers promising opportunities in the field of construction and reconstruction,” calling for “investing these opportunities through the presence of companies in the Iraqi market.”