President of the Republic for the region’s delegation: The necessity of adopting serious dialogue and a common desire to find solutions in accordance with the constitution



Today, Monday, Iraqi President Barham Salih and the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation stressed the need to keep the budget and financial disputes away from political issues.

This came during Saleh’s reception of the delegation at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, in the presence of Deputy Speaker of Parliament Bashir Al-Haddad and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi presidency.

The meeting dealt with “the importance of strengthening efforts and dialogues to reach radical solutions to the outstanding issues between the Kurdistan region and the federal government, including the budget file, and the need to secure the rights and interests of citizens and not involve them in political issues.”

Saleh stressed, “The importance of adopting serious dialogue and a common desire to find solutions to the unresolved issues in accordance with the constitution and in a manner that fulfills the interests of all citizens.”

He pointed out “the importance of resolving the issue of the region’s employees’ salaries, in addition to other outstanding financial issues, in a way that preserves the rights of the Iraqi people, including citizens, employees and retirees, including the Kurdistan region.”

The region’s delegation had arrived in Baghdad on Sunday evening to engage in a new round of discussions between the parliamentary blocs on the Kurdistan Region’s share in the federal financial budget for the current year.

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