Sat. AM-PM TNT News Articles (Iraq, Vietnam) 9-23-23




Deputy: Iraq’s openness will prompt an influx of Arab and international investments

Representative from the State of Law coalition, Jassem Al-Moussawi, confirmed today, Saturday, that the government has become more open to Arab and regional countries. 

Al-Moussawi said in an interview with the Maalouma Agency, “Openness to the countries of the world creates economic bases for the country because it will push the flow of Arab and international investments.”

He added, “The visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani to Washington supported the stability of the Iraqi economy and control of the file of exchange rates of the dollar against the dinar.”  

He pointed out that “Iraq is moving towards openness to all international countries to conclude balanced relations based on achieving common interests, preserving sovereignty, and non-interference in internal affairs.”   link

Baghdad Today” publishes a summary of the Prime Minister’s meetings in New York

Today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), Baghdad Al-Youm news agency publishes a summary of the meetings of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani on the sidelines of the work of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session held in New York .




Below is a summary of the meetings :

From Europe :

● German Chancellor 
● Spanish Prime Minister
● Bulgarian President
● Norwegian Prime Minister
● Dutch Prime Minister
● President of Cyprus
● British Deputy Prime Minister

From Asia :

● President of the Republic of South Korea 
● Malaysian Prime Minister 

From countries in the region :

● Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council
● Iranian President
● Kuwaiti Prime Minister
● Lebanese Prime Minister




As well as :

■ US Secretary of State
■ Secretary-General of the United Nations 
■ Secretary General of NATO
■ US President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East and North Africa McGurk
■ US Treasury Agent
■ Director of the United Nations Development Programme
■ Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

 Research centres, seminars and interviews 

▪︎ Dialogue session with the US Council on Foreign Relations
▪︎ A dialogue symposium held by Al-Monitor and Semaphore Americas
▪︎ A meeting with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the presence of businessmen, investors and representatives of major American companies
▪︎ Interview with Bloomberg Channel
▪︎ Interview with CNN
▪︎ Interview with the National newspaper
▪︎ Interview with the New York Times


• A meeting with the American company General Electric
• A meeting with the multinational technology group Honeywell
• Kuvinken, an American law firm

The Director of the Media Office of the Prime Minister, Rabie Nader, confirmed today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, over a period of six days, presented in the best possible way Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation .

Nader said in a blog post on the (x) Twitter platform previously, followed by “Baghdad Today,” that “an important and active Iraqi movement in New York included meetings and encounters with an unprecedented number of leaders and leaders of countries from different trends and continents, and the common link between all of them is the great desire for openness to Iraq and working there .”

He added, “Over the course of six days, the Prime Minister presented – in the best possible way – Iraq’s official speech, which is based on balance, building serious economic partnerships, and building bridges of cooperation .”

Nader continued: “What is striking is that most of those whom the Prime Minister met, including leaders and presidents, were very attentive and interactive with the priorities he adopted,” noting that “more than one head of state expressed a sincere desire to visit Iraq, in a clear manifestation of the (productive diplomacy) that It was adopted by this government, which is keen to stay away from formal relations that do not go beyond the stage of taking souvenir photos .”




He stressed that “in addition to presidents and leaders, there was clear interest from research centers and institutions, which were keen to hold seminars with the aim of listening to the convictions and policies pursued by the Prime Minister in politics, security, economics and foreign relations. ”  link

Moscow: We look forward to Al-Sudani’s visit to Russia during the next few weeks

Today, Saturday (September 23, 2023), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a meeting that took place between Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during which they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

The ministry stated, in a statement received by “Baghdad Today”, “Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met on Friday, September 22, 2023, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of his participation in the high-level week of meetings of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.” “United.” 

She added, “During the meeting, the prospects for joint cooperation and development of bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed,” noting that “Hussein confirmed that the Iraqi side is working to complete the necessary preparations for the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to the Russian capital, Moscow, during the next few weeks.”

He continued, “The discussions between the two sides during the visit will provide an appropriate opportunity to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two sides in the political and economic fields, indicating the possibility of holding a meeting of the joint Iraqi-Russian committee on the sidelines of this visit.”

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed, according to the statement, “his country’s keenness to develop bilateral relations between the two friendly countries.”   link

Source: Dinar Recaps

Prime Minister meets with New York Mayor, opens Nasdaq trading session | Vietnam News (9/23/23)

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on September 22 met with Mayor of New York Eric Adams, during which he affirmed Việt Nam attached importance to its cooperation with the US city, and would ensure interests for US and New York investors in the Southeast Asian country.




PM Chính, who has been in the US to attend the high-level week of the UN General Assembly’s 78th session, said that the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries would create new opportunities for more practical and extensive cooperation.

He expressed satisfaction with the strong and practical development steps in the collaboration between New York and Vietnamese agencies and localities, including in education and training as over 1,500 Vietnamese students are currently studying at universities in New York state.

The PM took this occasion to thank the city’s administration for caring for the Vietnamese community, adding that there remains ample room to boost bilateral cooperation, particularly in economics, trade, people-to-people exchanges, science and technology, and innovation.

Agreeing with the Prime Minister’s opinions, Adams asserted that New York City valued and was willing to further strengthen the friendship and effective and practical cooperation with Việt Nam, thus contributing more actively to the overall development of the two countries’ relations as well as its relationship with HCM City with which it had just signed the minutes on the establishment of friendship and cooperation, especially in the fields of innovation, environmental protection, and youth exchanges.

He confirmed that there would be measures to support HCM City, contributing to turning it into a strong financial centre in the region and the world.

On the same day, the Vietnamese Government leader rang the bell to open a trading session at the Nasdaq Stock Market, and met with its leading officials and representatives from several businesses introduced by Nasdaq.

He expressed his hope that Nasdaq would intensify collaboration with the State Securities Commission of Việt Nam and other relevant agencies on the basis of mutual benefit, for the practical benefits of the two countries’ people, helping to maintain peace, stability, cooperation and sustainable development in the region and the world.

Việt Nam would create the most favourable conditions for investors through the implementation of three strategic breakthroughs of perfecting institutions, mechanisms and policies, developing modern and comprehensive infrastructure, and training high-quality human resources; speeding up administrative reform; protecting the legal and legitimate rights and interests of investors, and helping them reduce costs, increase competitiveness, and operate effectively and sustainably.

At the meeting, PM Chính also answered questions from leaders of participating enterprises on policies to encourage the development of science and technology in finance, land use, and investment procedures, and encourage foreign businesses to facilitate Vietnamese firms’ participation in the supply chain.

Regarding policies on tourism development, he said that Việt Nam was paying attention to developing this field in association with the development of culture, and the application of new technologies.




Also on this occasion, Nasdaq and the State Securities Commission of Việt Nam signed a letter of intent to continue promoting an increasingly close, effective and sustainable relationship between the two sides.

UN Secretary-General describes Iraq as a bridge between the countries of the region

Baghdad – Iraq Today:

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, stressed Iraq’s pivotal role in adopting a policy of dialogue and bringing different points of view closer, describing it as a bridge for communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region, stressing his support for the federal government headed by Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani.

The Prime Minister’s Information Office said that Al-Sudani “met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the organization’s headquarters in New York, on the sidelines of the 78th meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.”

The statement added that “the meeting reviewed Iraq’s relations with the United Nations and its institutions in various fields, strengthening its efforts on many priority issues and files, and mechanisms for continuous coordination with UN institutions in implementing development and humanitarian programs and projects in a number of Iraqi cities.”

The Prime Minister praised, according to the statement, “the role of the United Nations and its institutions in supporting Iraq, and its efforts in promoting stability and societal peace,” noting “the visit of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Baghdad last March, which constituted a turning point towards upgrading the level of cooperation, and an occasion to stimulate UN action in Iraq.”

Al-Sudani stressed “constructive cooperation with the organization to implement the priorities of the government program, with regard to programs to combat poverty, and find remedies to confront drought and desertification and mitigate their effects.”

For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations affirmed his “support for the government’s efforts in implementing its development programs and plans,” pointing to “Iraq’s pivotal role, and its adoption of a policy of dialogue and convergence of different points of view, as a bridge of communication and rapprochement between the countries of the region.”




Guterres expressed “the support of the United Nations and its support for Iraq’s call for international cooperation to face the serious environmental challenges and the effects of drought and climate change in the region and the world.”

It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, gave a detailed speech earlier, at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he stressed Iraq’s keenness to build an independent and balanced foreign policy aimed at cooperation and based on bringing together views and commonalities.

Source: Dinar Recaps


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