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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Regional Government is scheduled to start preparing the Eid Al-Adha holiday for new talks with the Federal Government to resolve the differences and outstanding issues between the two sides.
This came, according to what was announced by the head of the regional government, Masroor Barzani, in a telegram addressed to Muslims in Kurdistan and the world on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Barzani said, “It is sad that Eid al-Adha is upon us while we are in a difficult economic situation, which is a difficult situation outside our will and the will of the Kurdistan Regional Government . ”
“We have, with the beginning of the crisis, done everything we can to reduce the negative consequences of the crisis on the lives and lives of citizens, but it is regrettable that the financial crisis that has ravaged most of the countries of the world is greater than the financial capabilities available to the Kurdistan Regional Government . ”
Barzani added, “Despite all the difficulties, I sincerely hope that dear citizens will have full confidence in the region’s government, which has spared no effort in its endeavors to secure financial dues for those who receive salaries in the Kurdistan Region, hoping that our discussions with the federal government will lead after the Eid holiday, To a balanced agreement that guarantees the constitutional rights and entitlements of the people of the Kurdistan Region . ”
The previous Iraqi government headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi had cut last April the salaries of state employees in the Kurdistan Region after accusing the region of not committing to an agreement to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil per day to the company “Sumo” owned by Baghdad, which was denied by the government of Erbil .
Al-Kazemi’s government agreed more than two months ago to launch one month’s salaries for the region’s employees, and mortgaged it regularly on Baghdad and Erbil’s agreement on the oil file and the region’s share of the federal budget .
The government of the region had decided last June to deduct 21 percent of employee salaries for one month, due to the financial crisis that the region is suffering as a result of Baghdad cutting the salaries of the region’s employees and declining oil prices in global markets .
The government said it had taken this step to be able to distribute the available funds to all employees.