11:46 - 2023-01-21
Today, Saturday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia’a Al-Sudani, confirmed his supervision of the completion of the budget law, while indicating that the government continues to support the Central Bank to restore the dollar exchange rate to the official rate.
The Prime Minister said, at the official memorial ceremony on the occasion of the martyrdom of Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim, "Today we remember the martyrdom, but with the taste of victory that was achieved over terrorism, and we remember the pure blood, but with the taste of security and stability that those sacrifices bestowed."
He added, "Today we are nearing the completion of the draft budget law, which is different from previous years, and it is the first time that the budget law revolves around the government program."
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He continued, "We have taken a number of bold decisions to support and stabilize the Iraqi dinar, and we warn those who try to exploit the crisis and play on people's needs."
He pointed out that "the exchange rate did not rise as a result of a government decision, but rather because there were those who took advantage of the temporary conditions and turmoil in the markets that are not yet familiar with dealing with the new banking mechanisms, which will preserve the funds, which is an important step on the path to economic reform."
And he added, "We affirm the priority of combating corruption, and our government continues to assign it to the judiciary and the competent authorities to pursue those wanted and work to recover the looted funds," adding, "We took into account, in all our steps, and in the budget's goals, that we should alleviate endemic poverty in some Iraqi environments and sectors."
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He pointed out that "the duty of the state is to plan, develop, address imbalances, create economic opportunities, prepare the ground for the work of the public and private sectors, and absorb and rehabilitate the youth segment," adding, "We have attached special importance to foreign relations and continue to communicate and exchange visits with brothers and friends, and mutual interest is present." always in all our conversations.
The Prime Minister stressed that "all the active forces need to move away from the contradictions and tensions that are no longer an appropriate means to correct the course of the political situation in Iraq," stressing: "We will not be against opposition opinions that aim to correct the imbalances in the body of the state. The opposition voice that bears national responsibility, does not less important than the backing vocal.
He concluded by saying, "We will continue to work, as long as there are courageous and serious leaders in it, and as long as our rational authority sponsors its path with its wisdom, and as long as our security forces, of all kinds, are capable and empowered, and mobilize their determination from the sacrifices of the martyrs."
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