TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Sunday 6-2-2024

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CandyKisses:  Parliamentary praise for this year’s budget: the best since 2003

Economy News – Baghdad

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Services and Reconstruction Committee, MP Ali Jassim Al-Hamidawi, confirmed that the reports prepared by the Parliamentary Finance Committee after studying the tables sent by the government confirm that the governorates’ allocations in the 2024 budget are not reduced, but are the best since 2003.

Al-Hamidawi said in a brief statement, followed by “Economy News”, that “the reports prepared by the parliamentary finance committee after studying the tables sent by the government confirm that the allocations of the governorates in the 2024 budget are not reduced, but rather the best since 2003.”

He added, “The budget includes promising service projects for the provinces,” pointing out that “members of the House of Representatives will vote on Monday on the tables to launch a new phase of services and ages in the government of achievements.”

Tishwash: Before submitting it to a vote…a final meeting for the 2024 budget in the corridors of Parliament today

Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament, MP Ahmed Mazhar Al-Jubouri, revealed today, Sunday, an expected final meeting of the committee to resolve the 2024 budget schedules, before submitting them to a vote within the Council.

Al-Jubouri said, “The powers and directions may not allow us to make amendments to the budget tables, and this may dispel the dream of many who are waiting to make amendments to them, including appointments or governorate rights, etc., and it may be difficult to change a single letter in the tables.”

He added, “The committee will open the schedules today and will discuss the possibility of making amendments to them or passing them according to the texts that reached Parliament from the government,” indicating that today’s meeting will decide whether the schedules will be passed in tomorrow’s session or moved until after Eid al-Adha.

Al-Jubouri said, “The committee members’ orientations are with the rights of citizens, but we are waiting for today’s meeting to discuss the possibility of amending them according to the necessary requirements.”

The House of Representatives had allocated its session tomorrow, Monday, as a date to vote on the federal financial budget tables, at a time when the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, yesterday, Saturday (June 1, 2024), the near end of its work on the federal financial budget tables for the year 2024.  link

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Tishwash:  Al-Aboudi: The decision to end UNAMI’s mission in Iraq is a big step towards full sovereignty

Member of the General Authority of the National Wisdom Movement, Rahim Al-Aboudi, considered the decision to end UNAMI’s mission in Iraq a big step to prove complete sovereignty.

Al-Aboudi said {to Al-Furat News} that: “The United Nations is looking with another eye at Iraq and is following up on all political, security, social and economic activities. Therefore, this transition is a merit of the Iraqi people and political forces.”
 He added, “The government had a major role in this transition, and it is a major step to prove that Iraq has a different title and status and the need for complete sovereignty and dealing with the country on the basis of this entitlement.”

Al-Aboudi continued, “Iraq adopted many decisions, as well as many foreign relations, whether at the level of Middle Eastern countries or countries of the world, in order to have a different role in the next stage.”

He stated, “This decision has become an important responsibility for the government to affirm the right of the Iraqi people to be a growing and prosperous country. Today, Iraq is adopting a policy of calm in the region and proving itself.”

Yesterday, Friday, the UN Security Council decided to withdraw the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which has been in the country for more than 20 years, by the end of 2025, at the request of Baghdad. 

The unanimously adopted resolution stipulates extending the mandate of the mission, which was established in 2003, “for a final period of 19 months until January 31, 2025.”

The Iraqi government welcomed the UN Security Council’s decision to end the mandate and tasks of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. link