The Kurdistan Regional Government is “optimistic” to reach a final agreement with Baghdad


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2020-09-18 06:45

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Shafaq News / On Friday, the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani expressed his optimism that a final agreement would be reached to resolve differences and issues between Erbil and Baghdad.

Barzani said in a tweet on social networking platforms “Twitter” that “despite the many obstacles, we have a strong negotiating team that represents all parties to the regional government, which is united in its goal.”

He added that he was “optimistic about reaching a final agreement with the federal government” in Baghdad.

The provincial government delegation had previously made several visits to the capital, Baghdad, after the previous federal government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi stopped financing the salaries of employees and workers in the public sector in Kurdistan .

The differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad are based on the region’s share of the financial budgets, the entitlements of the Peshmerga forces, the export of oil, and the disputed areas covered by Article 140 of the permanent Iraqi constitution .

On several occasions and several times, the Kurdistan Regional Government has shown its willingness to deliver 250 thousand barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for the Iraqi government funding of employees’ salaries by 450 billion Iraqi dinars per month.

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