Hadi Al Ameri
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Shafaq News / The negotiating delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani met in Baghdad, on Monday, with the head of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri.
The delegation of the region had arrived in Baghdad on Sunday evening to engage in a new round of talks with the parliamentary blocs regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share in the federal financial budget for the current year.
A statement issued by the regional government, received by Shafaq News, stated that the two sides discussed the latest political developments in Iraq, and the importance of reaching radical solutions to the outstanding problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government was emphasized.
The meeting shed light on the draft federal budget law for the year 2021, as well as stressing the need for the draft law to comply with the constitution and laws in force in a manner that guarantees everyone’s rights, according to the statement.
Last December, Baghdad and Erbil reached an agreement on the financial budget, stipulating that the region hand over 250 thousand barrels of oil per day, and half of the revenues from border crossings and others to the federal government, in exchange for a share in the budget of 12.6 percent.
The agreement was included in the draft budget, but political blocs in Parliament reject the agreement, which hinders its passage in Parliament.