353 Policy 2021/03/09 20:51
Baghdad today – Baghdad
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Sherwan Mirza, expected, on Monday, to resolve the dispute that is still pending between the federal government and the Kurdistan region regarding Article 11 in the draft budget law for the year 2021, prior to the convening of the parliament session next Monday.
In an interview with (Baghdad Today), Sherwan Mirza said, “The dispute over the articles and paragraphs of Article 11 in the draft budget law 2021 concerning the share of the Kurdistan region is still going on with Baghdad, and we hope that it will be resolved before the session that was scheduled for next Monday, to present 2021 Budget Bill.
Mirza added, “Things are complicated so far and there is no breakthrough for the problem, but we hope that the two sides will reach an agreement before the session is held,” stressing that “the parliament will proceed to pass the budget bill in its current form.”
A member of the Finance Committee in Parliament stated that “the political blocs at the present time are trying to reach an agreement with the Kurdish political forces in order to pass the bill without boycotting the Kurds or any other problem that may occur and hinder the voting session.”
On Monday, the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, instructed to include the voting clause on the 2021 draft budget on the parliament’s agenda in next week’s session.
A brief statement stated that “the Speaker of Parliament directed the inclusion of the budget bill next Monday, based on a request submitted by Representative Youssef Al-Kalabi and signed by 150 deputies.”
The deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Hassan Ali, had confirmed (Saturday, March 6, 2021) that no change had occurred in the negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the budget, due to the failure of the political blocs, particularly the Shiite ones, to respond to the region’s recent demands and their insistence on delivering oil Entire to Baghdad.
Ali said in an interview with (Baghdad Today): “We expect in the end, despite all the obstacles, that the budget will be voted on and that the region’s share be fixed, unlike what happened in the borrowing law, because the political mood has differed greatly, and there is a desire on both sides to reach common solutions. “.
Parliamentary Finance expects the dispute between Baghdad and Erbil to be resolved on this date