November 05, 2020 22:00
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Section : Iraq
Baghdad / Al-Masalla: The spokesperson for the Vice President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Samir Hawrami, confirmed, Thursday, November 5, 2020, the continuation of dialogues between the region and the federal government in Baghdad regarding Kurdistan’s dues, and the money it owed from oil revenues and border crossings to the federal government in the first official response to statements Finance Minister Ali Allawi last Wednesday.
Samir Hawrami said, in an interview followed by the obelisk, that the Kurdistan region is open and continuous dialogue with Baghdad and is ready to reach an agreement regarding the delivery of oil and the revenues of the outlets, provided that a comprehensive agreement is reached that guarantees the full salaries and allocations for employees.
He added that the Kurdistan region has not refrained from delivering oil or the revenues of the outlets, and dialogues and technical delegations are still reaching each other, indicating that the 2021 budget agreement will determine the percentage that the region delivers in return for the sums that Baghdad sends and Kurdistan’s share of the budget.
He pointed out that the region applied the full details of the temporary agreement, which stipulated sending 320 billion dinars per month allocated to the salaries of employees, indicating that the sums sent from Baghdad are not sufficient to pay half the salaries of employees, and the region now needs up to 890 billion dinars, and in light of the low oil prices, it cannot Commitment to distribute salaries without assistance from the federal government.
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