23 January 2018
agreement was to avoid escalation and work to adopt the letter of calm under the roof of the Constitution
A source close to the Iraqi government that the negotiations between the two sides focused on the subject of the share of the province of the federal budget , as well as the launch of salaries of staff of the region, and opening ports and airports, pointing to the “new Arab” to the existence of flexibility by the two sides to resolve outstanding issues.
He pointed to the Kurdish party’s proposals, which are being studied by government committees, indicating that the agreement was to avoid escalation and work to adopt the letter of calm under the Constitution.
The Iraqi Kurdish MP, “Kurdish Democratic Party,” Ashwaq dry, that the Kurdish political forces presented nine proposals to the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, to resolve the differences, especially regarding the budget of 2018.
And showed that the Kurds stipulated to offer Abbadi a pledge not to appeal the budget paragraphs on the rights of oil-producing areas, including areas in Iraqi Kurdistan, noting that the Kurdish blocs working to discuss their demands on the budget with Abadi.
Meanwhile, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, Nigervan Barzani, arrived in Switzerland to participate in the economic forum “Davos,” according to a statement of the regional government in which he said that Barzani and his delegation will participate in the forum, which will be attended by US President Donald Trump, presidents and kings and officials from different countries.
Kurdish political sources suggested that Barzani would put the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil during his meetings with senior officials there, stressing to the “new Arab” that the Iraqi Kurdistan government opened the doors of dialogue with Baghdad, but at the same time counting on the support of the international community to lift the embargo and get its share of the budget in case Negotiations with Baghdad have reached an impasse.
The Minister of Health in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Rikut Hama Rashid, earlier in the day that a Kurdish delegation under his chair will visit Baghdad next week to meet with Iraqi Health Minister Adela Hamoud on the region’s share of medicine.
He stressed that the year 2018 will be better for the region in terms of drug allocations, indicating during a press conference that the region needs to 100 billion Iraqi dinars (equivalent to 80 million dollars) during this year.
He added that “our relationship is serious with the Federal Ministry of Health, and I will visit Baghdad next week to discuss the share of the region,” noting that the Ministry of Health in Baghdad allocated 6 billion dinars ($ 4.8 million) per month to buy medicine for the region.