Parliament Finance: There is no justification for Baghdad to suspend the payment of Kurdistan dues

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Shafaq News / The Finance Committee of the Iraqi Parliament saw, on Thursday, that the federal government has no justification for suspending the payment of the dues of the Kurdistan Region, especially after Erbil provided the required data to Baghdad.

Committee member Ikhlas al-Dulaimi told Shafak News Agency, “The Kurdistan Regional Government submitted all the required data to the federal government at the request of the latter,” noting that “the region took the initiative to vote on the budget law, and also to implement it, and the federal government is waiting for a step towards the region to enhance confidence.” between the two sides.”

Al-Dulaimi added, “The head of the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau and the head of the Board of Supervision in the region, met and discussed the data in the oil and non-oil revenues,” noting that “the region is waiting for a position from the Federal to implement the agreement and spend Kurdistan’s share.”

A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, “there is no justification or legal justification for the federal government to suspend the payment of the region’s share and dues, but it is determined not to pay those dues.”

On (March 31, 2021), the Iraqi parliament voted on Article 11 of the general budget law relating to the share of the Kurdistan Region, after months of tug-of-war.

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