67 Policy 2021/03/07 18:26
Baghdad today – Kurdistan
A member of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Finance Committee, Bahjat Ali, confirmed that the last message sent by the regional government yesterday, Saturday, will not be the last, while indicating that Kurdistan will continue negotiations with Baghdad until the last moment, to end the dispute over the budget law for 2021.
In an interview with (Baghdad Today), Bahjat Ali said, “The region will continue its negotiations with Baghdad until the last moment, in order to obtain the rights of our citizens,” noting that “the last message was a new commitment and commitment from Kurdistan.”
Ali added, “The decision is not in the region’s hands. We have made all our commitments and pledges, but the problem lies with the political blocs, and we cannot agree to the conditions of unconstitutional political forces, and it is not possible to deliver the entire oil, because there are financial and legal obligations and obligations before our people and our citizens.”
And a member of the Finance Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament expressed his hope that “the political blocs will respond to this message, and then a new delegation from the regional government will go to Baghdad again, before the budget is presented to vote in Parliament.”
Yesterday, Saturday, the spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Gutiar Adel, announced that his government submitted a proposal to the federal government and the Iraqi parliament to end the dispute over the budget law for the year 22021.
In a statement received (Baghdad Today), Adel said, “The government has delivered all data and statistics related to revenues and expenditures, both oil and non-oil, and the biometric registration of employees to Baghdad,” stressing that “commitment to the principle of transparency and willingness to provide any clarification to remove the problems that may hinder the agreement between the two sides.” “.
The statement added, “The approval of the Iraqi budget bill for 2021 in its final stages and after conducting many discussions with all concerned parties, the Kurdistan Regional Government affirms its commitment to all its duties and its belief in the principle of transparency as stated in the work program of the ninth government cabinet.”
And that “the Kurdistan Regional Government reviewed the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, through the book No. (7 – special), on 1-2-2021, on all the details related to the process, revenues and oil expenditures (based on the audit report of Deloitte International), in addition to Sending statistics related to non-oil revenues and border crossings and their revenues, depending on the annual financial statement of the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the region, not to mention sending tables of numbers and information for Kurdistan Region employees according to the biometric registration system.
He stressed that “the Kurdistan Regional Government always affirms its commitment to the principle of transparency to disclose oil and non-oil revenues to the public opinion and the federal government, and has so far responded accurately and in official letters to all inquiries and questions of the Iraqi ministries of finance and oil, as well as the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives.”
“At the same time, the region expresses once again its readiness to clarify any inquiries in this regard, in order to dispel all ambiguities and problems that may cast a shadow on the path of understanding and agreement between the two sides,” he concluded.
A deputy in the regional parliament commenting on yesterday’s message: We will continue negotiating with Baghdad until the last moment