The regional government delegation stresses the need to reach a political agreement to resolve the differences between Baghdad and Erbil

09/01/2020 12:38

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Section : Iraq

Baghdad / Obelisk: The Kurdistan Regional Government delegation participating in preparing the drafting of draft federal financial budgets laws for the years 2021-2023, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, affirmed the necessity of reaching a political agreement between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve all differences and outstanding issues between the two sides.

A member of the delegation, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning in the region, Zagros Fattah, said in a statement that the region’s delegation met with the supreme committee concerned with preparing budgets for the years (2021-2023), indicating that the aim of the Kurdistan delegation’s participation in those meetings is to fix the technical matters required for the region in budgets. Financial for the coming years.

He explained that the responsibility for the region’s delegation is to meet with the relevant ministries and relevant departments in the federal government, and to estimate the revenues generated from sources of income, and on this basis, the different needs of the Iraqi governorates with the Kurdistan region will be determined.

He added that the delegation informed Iraqi officials of the need to conclude a political agreement between Erbil and Baghdad on issues (oil, port revenues, and taxes) in order to be able to determine the region’s dues in the budget in an orderly manner.

Fattah noted that the Kurdistan region’s share of investment budgets should be spent in the financial budgets for the coming years, provided that it is not, as in previous years, the proportion of investment budgets was calculated, but it was not actually spent.

Fattah revealed that at yesterday’s meeting, the price of one barrel in the 2021 budget was estimated at $ 43, and for the years 2022 and 2023 at 46 dollars per barrel of crude.

The deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hanin Qaddo, said on Saturday August 29, 2020, that there are a set of conditions set by the political blocs in Baghdad to support any agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Hanin Qaddo told Al-Masalla that the political forces support any agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, provided that the region adheres to the constitution, and the oil imports are delivered to Baghdad, as well as oil exports through the National Sumo Company.

The MP for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hassan Ali, has confirmed that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government will be in Baghdad in the middle of this week, explaining that it will participate in re-budgeting next year and will discuss the last agreement that took place between Baghdad and Erbil and will last for three months.

He added that the region’s delegation will discuss signing a permanent agreement and ensuring the region’s share of the 2021 budget, and will raise issues related to oil, electricity supply to Baghdad, border crossings and their management, and the final agreement on managing ports.


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