General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers following the requirements and timings of time to its strategic plan for the years (2014 - 2017)
Chaired by the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Ali Mohsen Ismail session thirty meetings of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in the presence of Vice President d. Farhad God's grace Hussein and his assistant for Administrative and Financial Affairs Obaid replace Freeh and his assistant for ministries and provinces Rahman Issa Hassan and general managers of the departments of the Secretariat and their assistants and the director of the Executive Office.
During the meeting, discuss the requirements and timings of time required for the strategic plan of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers for the years (2014 - 2017), consistent with the development of materials for the plan and approval, and distribution models on the circuit, and training workshops to raise awareness and training on how to complete the requirements (detailed plan), and indicators to measure the performance and the introduction of quality standards.
According to the Office of Information and contact details of government that will be presented to City Council for discussion and are reviewed by the Committee on the show and the final strategy in the Council Secretariat for approval.
Ahmed Chalabi: Barzani will be the new president of Iraq.
Date: Monday 12/09/2013 1:37
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The chairman of the Iraqi National Congress, Ahmed Chalabi, said, "Massoud Barzani, will be" the new president next year. "
Chalabi said during his reply to a question by the press today about his conception for the next president of Iraq? Are there signs of a Sunni conflict - a Kurd as president?, "I think that what will happen is an agreement, there will be no conflict, I know that anyone not stick to the job for one sect."
And ask about the name of Massoud Barzani, the presidency of the Republic, between Chalabi that "Barzani would be a good president of Iraq."
The President Jalal Talabani, is subject to treatment since  months after suffering a stroke necessitated his transfer to a hospital in the German capital Berlin for treatment and follow-up of his health.
The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi said earlier that "it is wrong to cover up the real situation to the health of the president, and the parliament in front of the application of the Constitution, which identified two cases to switch the President are death or disability, and did not know any of them," and expressed hope that "are the announcement of his health through medical report clearly unable to Parliament after the application of the Constitution, "returned the post of President of the Republic" is not vacant until now, according to the law. "
For his part, said the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, he was "not true that Iraq will be without a president known determination and alternative, however the people that democracy was instituted, and ask God wellness of the current president, Jalal Talabani," reiterated his call for "send a delegation to check on the health of Talabani."
Kurdish leader: Talabani is alive and his party aggrieved bulk of his absence.
Twilight News / counting, leader of the House of Representatives of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman, an independent member, Sunday, that the absence of President Jalal Talabani for a full year impact on Iraq and the Kurds, noting that Talabani was alive, criticizing the opacity to tell him and his health.
[jalal-talabani-iraq-president%201600x1200] Talabani and wounded stroke mid-December of last year, and since then transfer to a hospital in Germany for treatment.
Osman said in an interview with "Twilight News" that "the absence of Talabani for about a year and he was not adversely affect the situation of the Kurdish and Iraqi situation in general, for his role in solving the problems of the middle between the Parties to the conflict."
He added that Talabani had played a role in solving the problems that occur from time to time between the parties in the Kurdistan Region.
He pointed out that Talabani as president of the Republic has been balanced relations with all the parties, indicating that the absence of a negative impact on the situation in the country.
Osman said that the biggest loser of the absence of Talabani is his party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, adding that he generally Kurds and Iraq were hit by the loss of his absence.
With regard to the current health status of President Talabani, said Osman was "alive and did not die, but I have no information about his health," noting that the information in this regard there is no state of transparency, "No one knows anything about him, and this is wrong and bad."
He argued that the possibility of compensation status Talabani depends on the Iraqis themselves, pointing out that he can not free the country of talented people.
However, that Talabani "charisma" and a different mode, adding that the person who may hold his place will be difficult to lead his duties and role, and "probably would need a lot of time for that."
Bankers: Iraqi banking systems worst Systems in the Middle East
Citizen - dreams Frejee Economists criticized the current banking systems and banking law currently in force, calling for the need to keep pace with the global development and upgrading of cultural evolution with the Arab world and the EU. Maytham coffee, an economist and academic at the University of Mustansiriya criticized the banking systems, saying, "The banking systems in Iraq are still in the middle stages without in terms of development and works routinely rely on conventional methods. He and coffee for the (citizen), "The banking systems are still using the style of exchange and capture the cash, as it has not been used so far Systems automated teller ATM There is also the problem of delay in the foreign exchange special system SWIFT, as there is a narrowing of the transfers by Aloisturn Younine. He stressed that "private banks suffer from lack of their ability to meet the legal requirements that it be taken into account by the law, which leads to the inability and decisions liquidation, because there is a decision to liquidate five other banks, bringing the number to seven banks, after the decision was made to liquidate banks ex .. As these banks have not been able to reach the required capital (250 million dollars). He noted that the solutions revolve around the restructuring of private banks, and encourage integration, this despite the fact that this problem is not easy, because most of these banks are banks, family, and difficult for them to change the culture that does not believe in partnerships, this as well as the problem of contracts legal necessary, which is another problem plaguing the Iraqi private banking system specifically, what prevents him from going towards the option of merger and restructuring. For his part, Dergham Mohammed Ali, president of the media center of economic (citizen), "The systems Iraqi banking systems lag in the region significantly, both the development of civilization in terms of banking systems and experiences of Iraqi banks added to the lack of mechanization of modern addition to Etzel some classics eclipsed by the time it is Clogged to invest because of the lack of qualified leads banking financial process. Said Mohammed Ali, "The first suffering investors in Iraq is the lack of a banking system is qualified to be a procession of the process of investment opportunities ethnic not lead to work correctly addition to not possess the balance and financial capital with the exception of State-owned banks are not eligible practically to grant credits are large and to not possess Altaatsudaid by phone or the Internet. " He noted that the banking systems of the Iraqi operations are still Tackling the way classic and it is a complex process and continues our banks suffer Democratic Administrative Law banks so far the law is the processions of the evolution of the global banks so we find Iraqi banks in the valley and international banks all in the valley last so is one of the more banks backward in Iraqi banks are the world can not be measured in any banking system in the world where all the systems that are more advanced than the Iraqi banking system
Anbar: incentives and large-scale projects, is this sufficient to attract investors ..?
BAGHDAD - A follow-up citizen
Anbar province is one of the richest areas of Iraq riches esoteric and private gas and phosphate. To take advantage of them and to promote the preservation of local authorities seek to establish large-scale projects and attract investment, but there are many obstacles to prevent it. And was held in the city of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Third International Conference on Investment in Anbar province on 26-27 of November last. The conference was attended by international investment a number of companies and the Iraqi and foreign investors and officials from the Iraqi government and al-Anbar province, which hopes to attract local and foreign investment, especially that where opportunities are promising and ambitious projects in large build a large refinery for the Petroleum and an international airport and the coefficient of phosphate, this is not to mention the housing projects and agricultural and service that officials hope will provide thousands of jobs for residents of the province. Conference search of investment opportunities and possibilities offered by the province and the facilities that can be provided to investors. They also discussed concerns the owners of capital and investment obstacles that come in the forefront of the absence of security and stability in the province undergoing a "terrorist", in the words of officials, and about a year since seeing protests and sit-ins, not to mention the corruption. Conference organizers tried to provide Anbar province in a different way from what is a trader in the media, most of which refer to the reports that seen in the province of protests and sit-ins, explosions, and thus the absence of stability.
Was attended by Hamid Ahmed Hashem, a member of the Anbar Provincial Council - Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Council, the conference said Iraq today about the new provided by the conference, he presents investment opportunities in the large and promising to Anbar province, which is approved by the "prime minister such as airport Anbar international and refinery Anbar, and display it as an investment opportunity for investors adult. " Hashem said, "that there are opportunities for investment in the sectors of agriculture, industry, health, education and housing. He pointed out that the preservation of large sprawling contain "great riches underground is considered a raw material for each manufacturing and basic." Mehran has been confirmed Moshikh, competent and expert in geological oil and gas, the richness of the province, especially the inner riches of natural gas. "The conservative does not need to refinery and only one, the" but for more than a refinery, for some reason Strategy does not belong to the province and Iraq only, but beyond that, a D-Europe gas-Arab (Iraqi and coming from the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia) and Iran, across Anbar and from there Along Syria to Europe "across the Mediterranean. In this sense, "you need to Anbar province purification plants for this vast amount of gas that will pass through it." Against this optimism shown by officials of the province and the oil expert Moshikh on investment and prosperity in the region, sees the media and political analyst Mahmoud said that the struggle of the Iraqi province of Anbar and the rest of Iraq's cities need today to infrastructure before talking about investments and mega projects. Vabanny infrastructure today is almost virtually non-existent or they are worn, "especially with regard to transportation, electricity and related basic services, related to the citizen of the individual or any agricultural project or large industrial" Fsnoat war and the blockade long exhausted Iraq and its infrastructure, that were not have been destroyed by, in the words of Mahmoud . He pointed out that the security file accounts for a large part of the budget of the central government and the provinces, "and if you do not close the security file, you can not the federal government and provincial governments to start building the infrastructure that qualify these provinces to move to the strategic projects in the fields of industry, agriculture or other areas." But despite the difficult current conditions there ambition among foreign investors and Iraqis who attended the investment conference, to get the investment opportunities in various fields, and Qaeda expressed by Engineer Awad Shihan Abboud, representative of the Middle ages, who attended the conference and said that there are areas and many sectors for investment in the province, particularly in the housing sector, agriculture and tourism as well, especially after planning to build an international airport in the province. As for how to overcome the obstacles that prevent the arrival of Western investment, Abboud pointed out that "this issue has been discussed, particularly with regard to insurance companies and funds that will bring banks and supporting existing, investing companies to be able to work and move." In addition to the aspects referred to by Abboud to invest in Anbar province, sees d. Mehran Moshikh that there is a possibility to create a "free zone shared between Anbar, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and that there is cooperation in the field of oil between Anbar, Syria and the Commission for Energy involving Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran." But the deteriorating security situation in Anbar raises the question of how realistic the possibility of implementing plans and ideas and translate them on the ground in light of the current situation in Iraq and the region in general and Syria in particular is witnessing turmoil and civil war.
In an attempt to reassure investors present at the conference and to encourage others to come and invest in Anbar. Mayor expressed optimism in the future, pledging that the work of local government in the province to provide security and stability and the protection of investors and the situation becomes better during the hundred days. But the writer and the struggle of the Iraqi media Mahmoud, believes that the governor had gone too optimistic about the future and the improved security situation "deteriorated" within a short period, as hoped. Mahmoud added that the security file is complex and not easy, as imagined conservative. He cited the experience of the Kurdistan Region, which is considered a safe haven for foreign investment. He said that the authorities of the territory "ran for years, while many problems for what was to convince foreign investors and even national in Baghdad in order to move his money to the Kurdistan Region .. In the nineties and the early years (after the fall of Saddam's regime in 2003) there were not any foreign company in the region "and began to flow after investments in 2005. And a representative of one of the investment companies at the conference confirmed for Iraq today on the importance of the security aspect, saying that owners of investment and capital will monitor the situation, "until the day that fade the stakes in this city (Anbar) were allowed for foreign capital to flow into the place and realize investments viable." Besides the absence of security and the investment climate, corruption is rampant in the province, as in the rest of the country, a key impediment to the advent of companies and investment, especially foreign ones. The fight against corruption a major challenge to the central government in Baghdad and the province as well, which strives to improve its image to encourage investors and persuade them to participate and invest in projects, especially the huge ones.
And on the fight against corruption in Anbar province, said Hamid Ahmad Hashem, a member of the provincial council, said that the local government is determined to "there should be no corruption, administrative or financial in all aspects of life and private investment, and this is what will notice the investor currently located and who will come to the province." Until the situation improves in Anbar province and the arrival of domestic and foreign investments, the question remains about how the possibility of achieving ambitions and translate plans and projects on the ground and not remain mere ink on paper, unsung officials to silence the protesters Odhir dust in the eyes, he says Followers of the Iraqi. Twilight News Source
Bayiz Talabani: The Iraqi government annual budget cuts PKK.
Minister of Finance and Economy of the Regional Government of Kurdistan (PKK), Bayiz Talabani said during the inauguration of the bank in Sulaimaniya that Iraq's central government intends to cut back on special annual budget for the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the plans.
"The Central Government increases the annual budget of government officials in accordance with the plan, and on the other hand, it reduces the amount of budget allocated for Kurdistan," said Mohamed Said Bayiz Talabani.
According to the Constitution of Iraq, Kurdistan should receive 17% of the total annual budget, but the PKK receives only 11% of this budget.
National Coalition calls for an urgent meeting of the National Alliance to stand on the data phase of the country's
Called the Iraqi National Coalition to hold an urgent meeting of the National Alliance to stand on the stage and the data emphasize the controls upon which the coalition. "
The coalition said in a statement arrived for (network our Online) that the critical conditions being experienced by the country in terms of security, political and service causes us to trade in many things, including the recently released from arrest warrants and the introduction of the right of members of the House of Representatives of the National Alliance "
The statement added that "the action is decent from the other party the right of members of the House of Representatives and the Alliance and the targeting of draft laws adopted by the National Alliance in the Council of Ministers"
He stressed the coalition "that these things that hinder the case of harmony that was built in the coalition stand as one to create an atmosphere of intimacy and unity, demanding to get away from all that lead to Almarqlat incision grade"
The statement "with Prince Kanani site for the Liberal bloc and Hussein Mura'bi Virtue Party and Ali Thamer bloc solidarity and Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress"
Electrodes: Najafi did not set a date to visit Washington
Baghdad / Ahmed Mohamed
He said that the Iraqi Council of Representatives Osama Najafi boss did not specify a date yet to visit Washington, but setting a date is linked to the agenda of the Najafi and his legislative responsibilities.
The MP said that the date of electrodes Ahmed Najafi visit to Washington is still Unknown There is no agreement yet on the program of the visit, in line with the obligations and responsibilities of the President of the Parliament. He added that the upcoming visit falls within the framework of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and strengthen the bonds of mutual cooperation Pmaikhaddm unity and stability of Iraq and to strengthen the role of the legislature to move the political process to safety as today an effective element in the strengthening of the national fabric and the reunification of the political blocs under a tent constitution and national unity.
The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi announced recently received an official invitation to visit Washington. Nujaifi said in a press statement that he was invited by a telephone call from Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to Washington and discuss the situation of the region, including the Syrian file.
Musawi denies Maliki's visit to Ankara in the coming days.
11:04:08 / 12/2013
Khandan - denied media adviser to Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi, the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Turkey in the coming days.
And between al-Moussawi, said that "the program of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, was to return to Baghdad immediately if the end of his visit Tehran and there is no intention to visit Turkey in recent days."
Al-Moussawi said in a statement to the Iraqi Media Network, said that "Maliki's visit to Ankara not set yet," describing the reports about Maliki's visit to Ankara as "baseless."
The MP for the coalition of state law, said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will travel to Turkey immediately after his visit to Iran.
Economists: the new political system in Iraq has distracted the oil money and the government overcome its Bria oil
09-12-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Carry Economists Iraqis, on Saturday, "the new political order," the responsibility of the deterioration of economic growth, and stressed that the increase in oil revenues, "tempts the governor to continue in office and increases the power of individual", as attributed exceeded imports of 70 billion dollars in 2013 to "ignorance at the helm of the Department of Water Resources, "called for" the formation of a body to manage financial resources managed by economists away from the political parties. "
The economist said Bassem Jamil Antoine in an interview to the (long-Presse), on the sidelines of a seminar hosted by the Center information for research and development in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation under the title (rents oil and democracy building bilateral Impossible in yield economy - special reference to Iraq), at the Hall of Iraqi Council for Peace and solidarity in central Baghdad, said that "one of the economic problems that plagued Iraq is turning its economy to yield," he continued, "is still increasing rents are tempted to continue ruling in the judgment and increases the authority of the individual."
He Antoine that "the government in Iraq is unable to use the oil revenues to enter the entry of other economic sectors of tourism, industry and domestic production and economic growth and sustainable development", and attributed the cause to be "the ruling political Now political parties participating in this coalition to suffer from the weakness of its experience in the field the economy and the lack of exemptions and professionals in achieving the economic program and my on the ground, "and added that" the governor is seeking to increase its power and dominance on the political situation and it remains the only source to support the Iraqi people. "
He Antoine that "rates of what exists on the ground of poverty exceed 20% and there is unemployment in excess of 15% is not solved," noting that "the reality of health and education in the deterioration of the escape and the brain drain of Iraq outside the country and not to bring investors Alrchinan to invest in important sectors such as industry, agriculture ".
He pointed out that "rates of imports of consumer budgets random Iraqi increased so that exceeded 70 billion dollars in 2013," returned this as "not to give an indication of the growth of the real economy and ignorance in the management of water resources helm."
He stressed the economic expert on the need for "the formation of a body to manage financial resources as stipulated in the Constitution assume management competencies and Iraqi economists away from the political parties, if accepted abandon this site," and noted that "the objective of this seminar was to provide guidance and recommendations to achieve economic growth and benefit of massive imports in order to serve the people and the country. "
On his part, said economic expert Majid picture in an interview with the (long-Presse), said that "Iraq is suffering from the economic challenges that large because of the lack of strategy, plans and blurred visions," explaining that "these things led to the dispersal of the many of the oil money to factional interests and partisan Mkoonatih ".
He said the picture that "the subject matter in this symposium serious is the redistribution of income for the oil resources poured the bulk of them in the process of economic and social development", and pointed out that "the Iraqi people suffer from many problems can not be solved, but the orientation of actual towards economic development and the dimensions of partisan interests The factional split in the oil cake. "
And that "the general trend in Iraq is for the categories of parasitic business profited from the oil revenues," pointing out that "according to the official statistics, the Iraq's imports rose from 9.6 billion dollars in 2003 to 74 billion dollars in 2012," he continued, "so this category associated trade and the interests of the major third-party political and is disruptive to the process of economic development. "
In turn, the leader of the Communist Party Jassim Hilfi in an interview to the (long-Presse) "We note that the more export of oil and increased proportions of budgets and financial resources of oil commensurate with her directly proportional to the impoverishment of the Iraqi people and pay it to the wars of hatred and division and dispersion rather than be The material is for Reconstruction and Development. "
He Hilfi that "since 2003 until now amounted oil imports 750 billion dollars, this amounts Lucan Iraq land free would have been rebuilt and make Iraq a modern sophisticated blessed his people well-being," adding, "but this money spent and distributed and spent on corruption and corrupt while living 25% of the Iraqi people below the poverty line. "
He stressed that "this problem is borne by the new political system based on ethnic quotas, and that provided an environment for terrorism and air fit to corrupt."
The IMF (International Monetary Fund; IMF), has reported in its annual report on Iraq in 2013, which was published on 24 July 2013, and seen by the (long-Presse), that Iraq is facing the challenges of fiscal policy great after 30 years of sanctions and war caused by the presence of a very large needs of the country at the social level and the development of infrastructure, and saw that Iraq needs to convert its oil wealth into assets based on the processes of reconstruction and development continuously.