Policy 2019/08/10 18:05 160 Editor: nn
Baghdad today – Kurdistan
A source familiar with the Kurdistan region, on Saturday, the intention of a Kurdish delegation to visit the capital Baghdad, after the Eid al-Adha holiday, to complete the talks on the outstanding files between the Center and the region.
The source said, in an interview (Baghdad today), that “a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan region, including ministers of Peshmerga, finance and planning and a number of advisors, will visit the capital Baghdad immediately after the Eid al-Adha holiday,” noting that “the delegation will discuss five files to complete what the government delegation discussed Federal during his recent visit to Erbil. “
According to the source, who asked not to be named, the files to be discussed by the delegation in Baghdad are:
– Deliver 250,000 barrels of oil to Baghdad daily and put it in the accounts of SOMO.
– Increase the region’s share of the amounts allocated to salaries.
– The region’s share of the budget for 2020.
– The future of Kirkuk, especially with the approval of the election law.
– Restructuring the joint operations room between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army.
The Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has responded, on Friday (August 9, 2019), to accuse him of “preference” Kurdistan region over the rest of the provinces, while stressing the application of the budget law in all its sections.
In a joint press interview with a number of media, Abdul Mahdi denied accusing him of favoring the region over the rest of the country, saying: “All Iraqi provinces have equal rights, and we want all Iraqis to live well,” noting that “defending the rights of all our people.” It is the basis of the past and the present. “
The Prime Minister, that “the accountability of the Kurdistan region on oil revenues, is not through the salaries of employees,” stressing “apply the budget law in all its sections, which says if the region does not pay 250 thousand barrels of oil must be cut from this share.”
He continued, “The problem of exporting the Kurdistan region of more than 250 thousand barrels of oil must be resolved, and the budget did not address such a situation, and we need to discuss and dialogue with the region.”
A delegation from the federal government, which includes Finance Minister Fuad Hussein, Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Authority Faleh al-Fayyad, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban, and Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Abu Jihad al-Hashemi, visited Erbil last week, and met with the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss the solution of outstanding problems. between two sides.