Time: 11/25/2020 17:27:30 Read: 1,846 times
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government sent a strongly worded letter to Baghdad demanding the salaries of employees for the past four months.
A statement by the regional government, the Euphrates News received a copy of, stated that “this came during the region’s cabinet held its regular session headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his deputy, Qubad Talabani.”
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which falls today, Barzani affirmed that, at the beginning of the meeting, the Kurdistan Regional Government is adhering 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, on behalf of the Council of Ministers, once again offered his condolences on the death of the late Governor of Erbil, the late Firs Sofi, as well as all the families that lost their loved ones to the Corona epidemic.
The statement added that discussions were held about the latest developments regarding negotiations with the federal government regarding financial rights and dues for the 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.
Barzani said that the Kurdistan region 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 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, while stressing that the delay in sending part of the region’s share is a dangerous precedent and a violation of the legitimate rights of the people of the region.
According to the statement, the Council of Ministers decided to send an official letter in the name of the 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 despite the fact that no Related to the Financial Deficit Financing Act for the year 2020.
The Cabinet 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 should not be raised. Their salaries are in political disputes and that citizens do not fall victim collectively.
The Cabinet called on the United Nations and the international community to support efforts aimed at reaching a radical agreement between the center and the region, with the aim of guaranteeing the region’s financial and constitutional dues.
The Council of Ministers voted unanimously on a platform for determining the rights and privileges of the families of martyrs and Anfal.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Minister of Transport and Communications 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 the region.
The Council of Ministers also affirmed the distribution of powers within the framework of the government program for the ninth ministerial formation, which stresses administrative decentralization to the provinces.