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Shafaq News / Bashir Al-Haddad, Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament announced, on Saturday, that the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation approved the parliamentary blocs proposal approved by the Finance Committee regarding the region’s share of the budget for the year 2021.
Al-Haddad said in a press conference held after the meeting of the Finance Committee with a government team of ministers, that the exchange rate was discussed and it was emphasized that the budget for this year should not be in debt, adding that the government and most of the members of the Finance Committee while keeping the exchange rate in its current position will be held A meeting with the governor of the Central Bank and a joint committee will be formed from the government and parliament to discuss how to maintain the price without affecting market conditions and that the exchange is not within the budget.
Al-Haddad indicated that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives will hold a meeting with the parliamentary blocs prior to the session to reach an agreement to pass the budget, expressing his hope that the vote on the draft law will take place in tomorrow’s session, Sunday.
Regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share of the budget, Al-Haddad, who is a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, said, “The article regarding the region’s share in the draft law was not the reason and the problem in not voting on the budget.”
He continued by saying that the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation agreed to the text that was agreed upon with the political blocs regarding the region’s share.
Al-Haddad emphasized that the Parliament’s Finance Committee approved this agreement, and it has become an established article in the budget and cannot be tampered with or withdrawn in any way because it has become a law article, stressing that the regional government delegation and the Kurdish representatives in Parliament are dealing with this text approved and signed by The committee will not be content to withdraw from this agreement.
And he went on to say that there are parties seeking to block the passage of the bill and that Iraq should remain without a budget this year.