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President of the Republic Fuad Masum met on Saturday with a number of Kurdish deputies to discuss the draft federal budget law for the year 2018, while the President of the House of Representatives to hold a special session on the budget.
The Presidency said in a statement that the President of the Republic Fuad Masum received on Saturday, a number of heads of Kurdish blocs in the House of Representatives and its representatives in the membership of the Finance Committee parliamentary.
The meeting discussed the draft federal budget for the next year 2018 in front of the House of Representatives, while the focus was on the problems and difficulties resulting from the reduction of the share of Kurdistan in the budget.
During the meeting, Masoum stressed the importance of continuing efforts and contacts with the concerned parties to seek suitable solutions.
On the other hand, the Information Service of the House of Representatives that the Speaker of the Parliament Salim Jubouri, explained during the meeting today, the draft budget law was referred to the Legal Committee for consideration and receipt of observations on them.
And Jubouri, that will be held a series of meetings between the parliamentary blocs and the executive authority to discuss some paragraphs in the budget, noting the possibility of holding an extraordinary meeting in accordance with the modalities followed to present the draft budget law.
He announced Jubouri, according to the information service of the House of Representatives, the holding of an extraordinary session on Sunday, 3/12/2017 especially budget, calling on the parliamentary blocs to submit their proposals and observations on this matter.