TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Sunday 4-28-2024


Tishwash:  Al-Sudani arrives in Riyadh to participate in the World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani arrived this Sunday morning in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in the World Economic Forum, at the invitation of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Al-Sudani will hold, according to a statement from his office, a copy of which {Al-Furat News} received, “on the sidelines of the forum, which is hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the slogan {International Cooperation, Growth, and Energy for Development,” a series of meetings with a number of leaders of countries, and with heads and representatives of major international companies specialized in The field of energy and digital technology.

The forum aims to support global dialogue and find solutions to common global challenges, and will witness the presence of a number of heads of state, and the broad participation of international experts and thinkers, from the governmental and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions from 92 countries. link

Tishwash:  Al-Awadi: The World Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia is equal in importance to the Davos Forum

Government spokesman Bassem Al-Awadi explained that the World Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia is equivalent in importance to the Davos Forum in Switzerland, while stressing the importance of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani’s expected participation in the World Economic Forum, which will be held on 28-29 in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Al-Awadi said in a press statement followed by Iraq Observer: “The Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia will be to attend the special meeting of the World Economic Forum that will be hosted by Riyadh, which is one of the largest forums and is equal in importance to the Davos Forum in Switzerland. The first title of this conference is international cooperation, growth and the energy sector from For development.”

He added, “More than a thousand important and influential figures will attend the forum held in Saudi Arabia, including a president, a leader, a political decision-maker, heads of major economic companies, thinkers and opinion makers in the governmental and private sectors around the world.”

He continued, “Therefore, this is a great opportunity for the Prime Minister to hold important, high-level meetings with world leaders and idea and policy makers in which Iraq’s current image, stability, and openness to investment and great investment opportunities in the country will be clarified. We are a country moving toward stability and need to know ourselves during The Prime Minister’s visits, which he spoke about in Washington, showed the true picture of Iraq in response to the blurry picture that some media outlets are trying to spread.”

He pointed out, “There is confusion about the Iraqi situation, and many believe that Iraq is unstable and the situation is chaotic, and this is contrary to reality. The true position must be clarified and correct relations with the outside must be built. Officials of brotherly and friendly countries are invited to visit Iraq to get to know its situation closely and in the true form that actually exists.” We tell them to visit Iraq from south to north and see the truth of the situation for yourselves and make sure that Iraq is stable and its doors are open to investment.”

Al-Awadi pointed out that “Iraq needs investments; To exploit its wealth, as well as to develop the industrial and agricultural sectors, to move from a rentier economy to a market economy, support the private sector, and provide more jobs in the private sector. During the Prime Minister’s visit to Washington, there was a delegation of businessmen in support of this trend.”

Regarding the relations between Baghdad and Riyadh, Al-Awadi explained, “Iraqi-Saudi relations are in continuous development and growth, and there was a leap last year under the government of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, as trade exchange between the two countries jumped between one billion to one billion five hundred million dollars last year.” In the years before that, it was limited to $300 million or half a billion dollars.”

He stated, “We consider this leap in relations and cooperation a beginning, and the government is keen to expand commercial cooperation and other sectors to broader extents.”  link


CandyKisses:  The Cabinet Secretariat suspends official working hours for next Wednesday

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Today, Sunday (April 28, 2024), the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers decided to suspend official working hours next Wednesday in all ministries and institutions, coinciding with International Labor Day.

The secretariat said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today” that “it was decided to suspend official working hours on Wednesday, corresponding to May 1, 2024, in all ministries and institutions, coinciding with International Labor Day.”

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, an occasion in which the world’s workers celebrate and demand their rights.

The story of International Labor Day began in Australia, where workers began to go out in demonstrations on April 21, 1856 to demand the limitation of 8 hours a day for work, and then demonstrations continued every year from that day in order to achieve this demand .

On May 1, 1886, more than 340,000 Americans quit work and begin a strike, and workers’ protests were attacked by police forces on May 4 in Haymarket, resulting in many workers losing their lives.

In 1889, the World Workers’ Congress was held, with 400 delegates attending, and a decision was made to limit 8 hours a day to work.

The Congress approved the proposal of the representative of the workers of the French city of Bordeaux Lavigen to designate May 1 as International Workers’ Day, and this day began to be celebrated from 1890 to the present day.

This day has become part of the culture of all countries of the world.


Tishwash:  Sudanese Advisor: The 2024 budget has entered into force… and there is no need to send its schedules to Parliament – urgent

 Today, Sunday (April 28, 2024), the financial and economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Saleh, commented on the implementation of the 2024 budget without its schedules being approved by Parliament.

Saleh said, to “Baghdad Today,” that “the experience of the tripartite public budgets approved under the Federal General Budget Law No. 13 of 2023 (the tripartite budget) has become a binding law to be applied regularly and in an annual hierarchy without interruption and in accordance with public finance applications in implementing the details of the general budget itself.”

In both its operational and investment aspects, and because the application of the three-year budget experience as a medium-term financial plan has been approved in our country for the first time, in accordance with a text contained in the amended Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019.”

He stated that “the general budget for the year 2024 has become obligatory to implement since the country entered its new fiscal year and in accordance with the laws and financial and economic data contained in the texts of Law No. 13 of 2023 mentioned above, including operational expenses and investment expenses for current and new investment projects, as long as they occur.” Within the general budget constants No. 13 above.

Saleh stressed, “The text stated in the Tripartite Budget Law that the executive authority submits tables related to expenditures, revenues, and the estimated deficit for the current fiscal year 2024 is a constitutional and supervisory context and falls within the duties of the legislative authority.

Based on the above, working with the constants of the Federal General Budget Law ( The tripartite budget does not conflict with the progress in implementing the requirements of the national development program, especially in implementing new projects whose allocations are approved within the law, and that this executive mechanism is the basis on which the tripartite budget philosophy was based, which provided legal flexibility in advancing the wheels of economic development projects without time delays and loss of time opportunities.

 Therefore, presenting the expenditure and revenue schedules for the fiscal year 2024 is a context undertaken by the legislative authority within its constitutional oversight duties to ensure the progress of implementation of the federal tripartite budget law  link