TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Sunday 2-18-2024

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CandyKisses:  Parliamentary Finance: 30 countries are racing to invest in Iraq

Economy News – Baghdad

A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, MP Mudar Al-Karawi, on Sunday, there is a desire for 30 countries to create a strategic partnership with Baghdad in 6 vital sectors.

Al-Karawi said in an interview followed by “Economy News”, that “the security factor no longer worries these countries, especially after achieving high rates of stability in the past four years.”

He added that “half of this number of countries, are European and Asian countries, want to invest in the fields of energy, trade, transport and building economic cities,” pointing out that “the path of development will be the beginning of the road towards building a diversified economy in the country.”

He pointed out that “the volume of investments in Iraq has escalated in the past two years at remarkable rates, especially local investment, which indicates the existence of confidence and reassurance pushing businessmen to compete for investment licenses in various sectors

CandyKisses:  Government parliamentary move to recover looted funds

Information / Baghdad.The Parliamentary Integrity Committee confirmed on Sunday a high-level move to uncover corruption files and recover looted funds inside and outside Iraq.

\Committee member Bassem Khashan told Al-Maalouma that “there is direct and high-level coordination with the Federal Integrity Commission and state institutions to uncover major corruption files.”

He added, “The Parliamentary Integrity Committee continues its work in detecting corruption and preventing the waste and theft of public money to put an end to this dangerous phenomenon in Iraq.”

Khashan pointed out that “the integrity committee in the House of Representatives has worked and continues to uncover files of corruption and waste of public money and put those involved behind bars.”

The Parliamentary Integrity Committee recommended earlier the need to legislate a law for a new supervisory body to replace inspectors general working within government institutions whose task is to address the negatives and reduce corruption.

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CandyKisses:  Setting the date for launching the application for the “e-visa” in Iraq

Economy News – Baghdad

Today, Sunday, the Ministry of Interior set the date for launching the application for the electronic “visa”, while indicating that it has launched it gradually.

The director of the Directorate of Civil Status, Passports and Residence in the ministry, Major General Nashat al-Khafaji, told the official agency, and was followed by “Economy News”, that “the issue of launching the electronic (visa) is among the projects that the Ministry of Interior has worked on.”

He pointed out that “the mechanism of work to launch the electronic (visa) began gradually through the opening of the first tourist entry visa,” noting that “the usual features and multiple visits will be launched sequentially.”

He added, “It is hoped that at the end of next month, the rest of the features will be launched and applied for electronically

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CandyKisses:  Accompanied by a parliamentary delegation. Oil Minister arrives in Cairo to participate in Egypt Energy Conference and Exhibition

Baghdad Today – Baghdad

Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil Hayyan Abdel Ghani arrived on Sunday (February 18, 2024) in the Egyptian capital Cairo to attend the Egypt Energy Conference and Exhibition for the year 2024.

The media office of the Minister of Oil said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today”, that “the Iraqi delegation alongside the minister included both the head of the Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Parliamentary Committee Haibet Al-Halbousi, as well as members of the parliamentary committee Dergham al-Maliki and Ali Ghulam,” noting that “this conference is a reflection of the series of works through which the ministry seeks to communicate with oil ministers in all countries to enhance energy in Iraq.”

The head of the parliamentary oil and gas committee, Haibet al-Halbousi, said according to the statement that “the committee supports the Ministry of Oil and Iraq in general in the refineries of developed countries in the fields of oil, gas, electricity and others “

He added that “the Iraqi economy depends in large proportions on the oil sector, and although we aspire to expand sources of income, we want to increase the interest in the oil sector in its entirety.”

The Iraqi delegation was received by Egyptian Petroleum Ministry Undersecretary Sherif Hassaballah and a number of officials, according to the statement.