Tag Archives | Arab League Summit

Maliki Proposes Allawi for Top Arab League Post

Iraq’s State of Law Coalition, led by Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, has reportedly proposed the head of the rival Iraqiya bloc, Iyad Allawi, to run for the position of  Secretary General of the Arab League following Amr Moussa’s resignation. Moussa will stand down in order to run for the presidency of Egypt. The Iraqiya […]

Arab League Summit in Baghdad Postponed

Iraq has agreed to postpone an Arab League summit scheduled for March 29 in Baghdad, a government official said on Thursday, according to a report from Reuters. The move reportedly came following a request from Arab foreign ministers because of turmoil in some countries in the region. “It has been agreed to postpone holding the […]

Arab League Summit in Baghdad Going Ahead

Iraq will host its first Arab League Summit in two decades on March 29 despite ongoing unrest in the Middle East, a foreign ministry official said. The summit is seen as crucial for Iraq’s reintegration into the Arab world and comes at a critical time in the region following popular protests that have unseated Tunisia […]

Govt Demands $175m for Baghdad Summit

The Iraqi government has officially demanded that parliament allocate 206 billion Iraqi Dinars (IQD) [$175m] from the 2011 public budget for the Arab Summit in the Baghdad in March Shuwan Mohammed Taha, a Kurdish member to the Iraqi parliament, told AKnews that since the budget for hosting the summit is high, the presidency of the […]

Arab League Confirms Iraq Hosts Next Summit

The Undersecretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed bin Helli, has confirmed that Iraq will host the next Arab League summit — the country’s first in 20 years. Associated Press reports that Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, will travel to Baghdad on Saturday to discuss preparations for the meeting. Bin Helli told reporters on Wednesday […]

Iraq Urges Creation of “Exclusive” Arab Trade Organization

An adviser to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Thursday that in the coming Arab League Summit in Baghdad, Iraq will push for the creation of an “exclusive” Arab trade organization, similar to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The organization is to boost trade and economic cooperation among the oil producing, industrial and […]

Investors unimpressed with hotels’ good news

On August 11, the Iraqi paper Addustour (Constitution) reported that the government would be providing six hotels with a total of US$ 300 milion to upgrade their facilities in preparation for the Arab League summit, which is scheduled to be held in Baghdad next March. The six—the ISX-listed Palestine (HPAL), Babylon (HBAY), Baghdad (HBAG), Mansour […]