Barzani: We have fulfilled all our constitutional duties, and Baghdad must secure our financial rights

Kurdistan Region

Masrour Barzani

Kurdistan Regional Government

2021 budget

2021-01-12 09:52

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Shafaq News / The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani confirmed that his government has done its best to reduce unnecessary expenditures.

While referring to the deletion and removal of names whose owners illegally benefited from the general budget, he called on the federal authorities to secure the rights and financial dues for the region.

A statement issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government Presidency stated to Shafaq News Agency; These statements came at a meeting of the Supreme Economic Council, today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, under the supervision of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani.

The statement added; The meeting discussed the general lines of the region’s budget project for the year 2021, and the ongoing reform process in the Kurdistan Region was also evaluated.

He indicated that the Minister of Finance and Economy, Awat Sheikh Janab, and Planning Dara Rashid, presented a report on the current financial situation and the ongoing preparations regarding the preparation of the 2021 draft budget.

The statement quoted the prime minister as saying; The regional government has made every effort to regulate revenues and reduce unnecessary expenditures, in addition to organizing the work of the cadres and deleting and removing names whose owners have illegally benefited from the general budget, in order to secure the financial rights and entitlements of those who receive salaries. Red tape regarding financial transactions.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare a financial budget that takes into account all options, and to make it transparent and realistic, and depends on the language of numbers, oil and non-oil revenues and actual expenditures, in addition to the financial deficit in light of the current financial situation in the Kurdistan Region, before referring the project to Parliament after That the cabinet vote on it would be another step in enhancing the transparency of public finances in the region, according to the statement.

The statement continued; The Prime Minister stressed the importance of solving the outstanding problems with the federal government, saying: The regional government has fulfilled all its constitutional duties, and therefore the federal authorities must secure the rights and financial dues for the region within the framework of the federal budget project for 2021.

The statement referred to the second axis of the meeting, as “the head of the Coordination and Follow-up Department, Abd al-Hakim Khusraw, presented a report in which he dealt with the steps of implementing the previous decisions of the Supreme Economic Council, as the results of today’s meeting on the general budget lines for the region are scheduled to be presented during the cabinet meeting tomorrow, Wednesday.” .


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