The Kurdistan government holds a meeting to discuss the recent agreement with Baghdad and the distribution of salaries for employees

Policy 2020/08/17 10:36 1143 Editor: ht    

Baghdad today – Kurdistan

An informed source said, Monday, (August 17, 2020), that the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region will meet today to discuss the latest agreement concluded with the federal government in Baghdad.

The source said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The meeting will be attended by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani and his deputy, Qubad Talabani, to discuss a number of issues.”

He added that “the meeting will be devoted to discussing the recent agreement concluded with the federal government and other important topics, as well as the mechanism and timing for the distribution of salaries for employees in the region.”

He pointed out that “the council will decide to form a government delegation to visit Baghdad and complete the technical talks on the recent agreement concluded between the two parties.”

The (Baghdad Today) news agency obtained yesterday, Sunday, the text of the agreement proposed by the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to solve the outstanding issues with the Kurdistan region.

The agreement included 7 basic points interspersed with a number of special paragraphs, managing the customs file, paying the debts owed by the Kurdistan region for the benefit of the (tbi) bank, and auditing the accounts for the region and Baghdad through a joint committee that undertakes the tasks of auditing the accounts from 2014 until 2020, and the region has no objection to it. Providing integrated information about the region’s debts, Kurdistan region’s readiness to sign an energy and electricity agreement according to the legal and technical contexts.

The agreement also included: These arrangements will remain in effect until the federal budget is approved.


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