The Kurdistan Regional Government expects an imminent agreement regarding its budget share


Kurdistan Region


The financial budget

2021-02-24 07:48

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Shafaq News / The Kurdistan Regional Government expected, on Wednesday, that it would reach an imminent agreement regarding its share in the federal financial budget for the current year.

“Discussions are continuing with Baghdad regarding the region’s share in the budget,” government spokesman Gutiar Adel said in a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting in Erbil.

He added, “We want to agree with Baghdad not to secure the salaries of employees only, but to provide job opportunities for youth and new graduates.”

Adel pointed out that “if the need arises, the KRG delegation will head to Baghdad again,” adding, “We expect to reach an agreement soon with Baghdad in this regard.”

He said, “The political parties must take into account that failure to reach an agreement will harm the whole of Iraq and not the Kurdistan Region alone.”

And on the draft financial budget for the Kurdistan Region, Adel said that “in the near future, we will finish preparing the draft budget.”

He added that “all ministries in the region have sent their data to the Council of Ministers, and I expect to complete the draft law within ten days to send it to the regional parliament for discussion and voting on it.”

“We consider preparing the budget as part of the reform project, and adding more transparency to the government’s revenues and expenditures,” Adel added.

Regarding the recent restrictions to fight Corona, which were issued by the Ministry of Interior yesterday, Tuesday, he said that “the recent decisions issued regarding confronting the Corona virus are not final measures. Rather, the committee will meet soon to assess the situation and issue other decisions in light of the epidemiological situation.”


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