Author: Ahad6 On 2/2/2021 – 2:10 PM 61
The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, stressed that the budget must be approved in a way that guarantees the interests of the Iraqis.
A presidential statement stated that President Barham Salih met with the Chairman of the Finance Committee, MP Haitham al-Jubouri, and the members of the committee, where they discussed the economic challenges facing the country, in addition to the issue of the financial budget, and the importance of passing it in a way that guarantees citizens’ rights.
During the meeting, according to the statement, it was emphasized the importance of overcoming issues facing the approval of the budget, and taking into account ensuring that the interests of citizens are not disrupted, in addition to ensuring the rights of all governorates according to their needs and conditions, allocations of the petro-dollar fund, redress for victims of terrorism, displaced persons and low-income classes, and the provision of financial support. Necessary for the security services from the army, the popular mobilization, the police and the peshmerga, for the great role they play in confronting terrorism and protecting the security of citizens.
The efforts made by the Parliamentary Finance Committee and members of Parliament in the discussions on the budget in order to pass it in a way that guarantees the rights of all citizens and all governorates were commended.
The President of the Republic affirmed that these considerations must be present in the budget and a path to debate about it, and the need to exclude political issues in it, and to focus on the need to reach just and legal solutions that preserve the rights of the Iraqi people, employees and retirees throughout the country, including the Kurdistan region.
Regarding the outstanding issues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barham Salih stressed the importance of reaching radical and serious solutions within the framework of the constitution, accompanied by a real reform process on the ground as a fundamental pillar for finding a final solution to the suffering and problems of all citizens in the country and the Kurdistan region.
He stressed that achieving economic and security stability and providing decent living conditions for citizens is closely linked with continuing work to combat corruption, close its outlets, recover smuggled money, and hold the corrupt accountable.