The first Kurdish comment on the formation of the Eight Committee to resolve the differences between Erbil and Baghdad

Editing date: 11/24/2020 14:55 • 47 times read


The deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Iraqi parliament, Diyar Barwari, welcomed on Tuesday the formation of a committee of representatives to hold dialogues with Erbil and Baghdad.

Berwari said, “We support resolving any disagreement and disagreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, through dialogues and constitutional and legal frameworks,” adding that “the intervention of any party or person to solve such issues is a welcome matter, and the formation of the parliament such a committee is very welcome.” emphasis”.

He stated, “We will support the work of the committee in order to achieve its goals and reach a mechanism that resolves all oil and financial disputes in accordance with the constitution and the 2021 budget law.”

The deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party added, “The dispute between Baghdad and Erbil is not between the two governments. Rather, there are political parties that put pressure on the federal government, as they want to use this file as a start to an election campaign to win votes.”

According to the directive issued by Al-Halbousi, the committee is tasked with conducting dialogues with Baghdad and Erbil “to find appropriate solutions, consistent with the constitution and the law, and achieve justice in the distribution of wealth among the people and include them in legal texts in the draft of the general federal budget law for 2021.”

The Iraqi parliament had approved a bill to finance the fiscal deficit (borrowing) without including the salaries of the region’s employees in it, which prompted the Kurdish representatives to withdraw from the session, and this also sparked angry reactions in Kurdistan.

And Baghdad proceeded to cut the salaries of the region’s employees last April, after the government then led by Adel Abdul Mahdi said that Erbil had not fulfilled its budgetary obligations to deliver 250 thousand barrels of oil to the federal government, which the regional government denied.

Over the past few months, the two sides have been engaged in intensive discussions to reach an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues.

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