Kurdistan Region President meets Pavel Talabani to resolve the “Democratic and Union” dispute

Negervan Barzani

Pavel Talabani

2020-07-26 17:09

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Twilight News has learned, on Sunday evening, that the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, and the joint head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pavel Talabani, are holding intensive meetings in Erbil to find a solution to the disputes before the Kurdistan Parliament meeting on Monday.

Informed sources told Shafaq News. That the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, after the tension in the relationship between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Intensifying his efforts to moisten the atmosphere and solve problems.

She added that Barzani – who is also the Vice-President of the Democratic Party – held with Pavel Talabani two meetings and two rounds this evening, where they are seeking to reach an understanding that guarantees the participation of all parties in the parliament session tomorrow, especially the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

The office of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, had stated, earlier today, Sunday, during a statement that a phone call took place between the latter and the joint head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Pavel Talabani, to discuss solving the problem of the parliament session.

He pointed out that Talabani asked to postpone the session for 24 hours without any conditions in order to allow the leadership of his party and the Kurdistan Democratic to reach a specific understanding.

The statement added that this request was considered a solution and the session was postponed for 24 hours in a dialogue between the Presidency of the Parliament of Kurdistan and the leaderships of the two parties without any conditions.

The Kurdistan Regional Parliament failed on Sunday morning to hold a regular session because of the continuing differences between the parliamentary blocs.

And on the 20th of July, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan decided to suspend its presence in the regional parliament’s sessions, following its disagreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the two largest parties in the region.

A source from inside the National Union told Shafaq News that the party’s leadership council was at the forefront of its decision to hold a meeting with the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

The National Union, elected in February this year, Pavel Talabani, and Lahore Sheikh Genki, co-presidents, and there was no official meeting at the leadership level with the KDP throughout that period.

The new leadership of the National Union accuses the Kurdistan Democratic Party of not recognizing it.

The Kurdistani Democrat has a majority in the Parliament of the Region, and he also has the Presidency of the Territory and its government.


Al-Kazemi’s office announces the activation of sudden control of the roads… and only major control at the entrance to each governorate

07/26/2020 21:23

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kazemi, Sunday, July 26, 2020, directed the formation of a committee to review external security controls.

The committee will assume the task of reviewing the external control, contenting itself with a major control at the entrance to each governorate and being fully equipped, in addition to the participation of all the security services in it and converting them to road stations and activating surprise control and patrols at different times.

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Parliamentary Finance: Parliament will receive the 2021 budget in October … and this is the fate of 2020

Time: 7/26/2020 22:00:25

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Mahasin Hamdoun, revealed the handing over of the 2020 budget to the House of Representatives next October.

Hamdoun assured {for Al-Furat News} about “starting work in the budget of 2021 and the Ministry of Finance developing a strategy for it,” noting that “it will be delivered to the parliament in October, which will be studied and approved early.”

She said that “voting on the budget of 2021 early to avoid deficits and confusion in the work of the government and ministries”, pointing out that “there is no budget for 2020”.

“The salaries of the employees were released today because of the liquidity of the internal borrowing money, which was set at 15 million trillion dollars, in addition to the high oil prices that will help provide cash liquidity for the next 3 months,” she added.

Al-Rafidain and Al-Rasheed bank announced earlier today that employees will be released in all ministries and government institutions for the current month of July.

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The central bank deducts transfers of up to 9 trillion dinars to secure salaries … and it warns against borrowing

Time: 7/26/2020 08:40:18

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Director General of the Central Bank Accounting Department, Ihsan Shumran Al-Yasiri, revealed that the bank has deducted transfers of up to 9 trillion dinars to secure the salaries of the months of June and July, in order to bridge the difference between the oil resources and the amounts of salaries.

Al-Yasiri said in a press statement, “It is natural for the government to commit to providing pensions for those who have an obligation to it; employees, retirees, and those covered by social welfare and others, because the state views the matter with a view of legal, moral and technical commitment.”

He emphasized that “the central bank has contributed to solving the government’s financial bottlenecks on more than one occasion, especially since 2014 and until now,” stressing that “the central bank is not expected to fail the government with the powers it provided to financial facilitation.”

And between “the decline in oil prices leads to internal and external borrowing, and internal borrowing creates pressure on the central bank reserves, because the dinar that the government borrows will transfer indirectly to a demand on the dollar, which means the value of the bank’s currency.” The public was affected in general. ”

Al-Yasiri continued, “The Central Bank initiative to enhance banks’ liquidity to support development and operate the real sector is still continuing. This initiative has revived the economy and contributed to operating projects and operating the unemployed, and whenever there is a new expansion in the initiatives,”

He acknowledged, “The banking system suffers from the problem of non-performing loans that affected the liquidity of banks and their need to tighten the choice of customers,” noting that “the central bank has established a system of credit inquiries that prohibits the granting of loans to borrowers who have not fulfilled their obligations with their customers, including those who do not meet their obligations.”

Ammar Al-Masoudi


Union and Democrat hold a meeting this evening to discuss relations with Baghdad

Baghdad News:

A Kurdish source revealed, on Monday, an upcoming meeting between the leaders of the first line of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party to discuss the developments of relations between Baghdad and Erbil this evening.

The source told “Al-Ikhbaria” that “… the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party are scheduled to hold a meeting today, Sunday, in the city of Arbil.”

He added, “The meeting will discuss relations with Baghdad, as well as the inability to reach an agreement regarding the salaries of the region’s employees.”


Initiate the payment of salaries for the month of July in Iraq







2020-07-26 07:55

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Shafaq News / The Rafidain Bank announced that it will begin distributing the salaries of the   ministries and institutions of the endemic country their salaries to the bank for the month of July   through electronic payment tools.

The media office of the bank said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that the salaries of employees of state ministries and institutions from those whose bonds have been paid, financing their salaries, and financial allocation with the bank have been distributed.

The statement indicated that employees can receive their salaries from anywhere they are.

Member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee Jamal Kujer told Shafaq News earlier in the day that high oil prices and domestic and foreign borrowing secured employee salaries for the month of July .

The Iraqi government is struggling to secure employee salaries and other operating expenses due to the collapse in oil prices due to the Corona pandemic, which has paralyzed large sectors of the world economy. The country relies on revenue from the sale of crude to finance 95 percent of the country’s expenditures .

The government had submitted the bill, which includes external borrowing worth $ 5 billion, and an internal amount of 15 trillion dinars to cover the country’s fiscal deficit, which was approved by Parliament.