470 Policy 09/05/2020 19:42 ht
Baghdad today – Kurdistan
Member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hassan Ali, revealed, on Saturday, September 05, 2020, the term of the financial agreement between the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Ali said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the financial agreement between Baghdad and Erbil is in effect until the end of this year,” indicating that “Baghdad will continue to send an amount of 320 billion dinars to the region allocated for the salaries of employees until the end of this year, after which the region’s share will be approved according to For next year’s budget agreement. ”
He added that “there is a prominent Kurdish delegation headed by Qubad Talabani, who will arrive in Baghdad at a later time for an understanding with the federal government.”
And Ali pointed out that “the Federal Ministry of Finance will send in the coming days the sums allocated to the salaries of employees and place them in the account of the Central Bank, Erbil branch,” noting that “the regional government is required to distribute salaries completely without deduction, and this is what it promised in light of the improvement in financial conditions.”
Earlier, Samir Hawrami, a spokesman for the Vice President of the Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, confirmed, today, Saturday, that the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation will visit Baghdad to complete the round of talks.
Hawrami said in a statement received (Baghdad today), “The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by Vice President of the Regional Government Qubad Talabani will visit Baghdad soon to complete the talks with the federal government.”
And (Baghdad Today), last month, published a document with the text of the agreement proposed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to resolve the outstanding issues with the Kurdistan region.
The agreement included 7 basic points interspersed with a number of paragraphs related to managing the customs file, paying the debts owed by the Kurdistan region for the benefit of the (tbi) bank, and auditing the accounts of 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.
And the deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hanin Qaddo, revealed, last month, 5 conditions that the political blocs in Baghdad will set to support any agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Hanin Qaddo said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil are very complex, but they will be resolved if the oil and gas bill is resolved, which will solve all these obstacles and satisfy both parties.”
“The political forces are ready to support any agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, provided that the region adheres to the constitution, and delivers oil imports to Baghdad, as well as exporting oil through the National Sumo Company, in order for the government to bear the payment of expenses and financial dues.”
The deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance in Parliament stated that “Kurdistan is also required to hand over imports of border crossings, taxes and airports,” stressing that “commitment to these conditions will enable us to reach a good agreement between the two parties, and Baghdad may work to increase the region’s share in the draft budget law if it is committed.” By agreement. ”