A call from Erbil to the international community: We want a final agreement with Baghdad


2020.11.25 – 17:07

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Baghdad – People  

The Council of Ministers of Kurdistan said, on Wednesday, that the federal government’s delay in sending part of the region’s share is a dangerous precedent and a violation of the rights of citizens, while calling on the United Nations and the international community to support efforts to reach a radical agreement between Erbil and Baghdad.  

According to a council statement, “People” received a copy of it (November 25, 2020), that “the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region held its regular session headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani.”  

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which falls today, Barzani stressed that “the Kurdistan Regional Government is committed to its position in protecting women’s rights, combating violence against them, combating all negative social phenomena, and emphasizing social equality between the sexes.”  

Barzani offered his condolences on the death of the governor of Erbil, Firsat Sofi, as well as all the families who lost their loved ones due to the Corona epidemic.  

The meeting discussed “the latest developments regarding negotiations with the federal government regarding financial rights and dues for the Kurdistan region, especially after the passage of the fiscal deficit financing law for the year 2020 by the Iraqi parliament and in the absence of Kurdish blocs.”  

The Prime Minister of the region stressed that “his government has done everything in its power, and has fulfilled all its obligations to reach a comprehensive agreement with the federal government, and is still continuing in the talks.”  

He pointed out that “the Kurdistan Regional Government is the official party concerned with negotiating with the federal government to solve the problems, and it will not compromise on the constitutional and financial rights of the people of the Kurdistan region, and he stressed that the delay in sending part of the Kurdistan region’s share is a dangerous precedent and a violation of the legitimate rights of the people of the region.”  

The Council of Ministers decided to “send an official letter in the name of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the Federal Council of Ministers requesting it to send part of the region’s share for months (5-6-7-10) because it is legitimate rights for the Kurdistan region, while the federal government did not send it even though there is no connection. It has a law on financing the fiscal deficit for the year 2020. ”  

The Council of Ministers of the region appreciated “the position of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes Plasschaert, who stressed during her testimony to the UN Security Council that the employees of the Kurdistan region are not only employees of the region, but rather are Iraqi citizens, and the issue of their salaries should not be thrown into political conflicts and that citizens should not fall.” A collective victim. ”  

The Council of Ministers of the region called for “the United Nations and the international community to support efforts aimed at reaching a radical agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government with the aim of guaranteeing the region’s financial and constitutional dues.”  

And the region’s cabinet unanimously voted on a platform for determining the rights and privileges of the families of the martyrs and the Anfal.  

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Minister of Transport and Communications in the region, Anu Jawhar touched on “the problems related to the ownership of Christian lands in some regions of the Kurdistan region, and in light of this the Council of Ministers decided to form a committee to follow up the issue to settle these problems in a manner that takes into account and guarantees the rights of all components fairly, and puts an end to the violations in Kurdistan Region.  

The council also emphasized “the distribution of powers within the framework of the government program for the ninth ministerial formation, which emphasizes administrative decentralization to the provinces.”  

 https://www.nasnews.com/view.php?cat=46020

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