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- Section : Iraq
Baghdad / Obelisk: The Parliamentary Finance Committee, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, called on the Council of Ministers to adhere to the literal provisions of the Federal General Budget Law for the year 2021 regarding the mechanisms for disbursing the entitlements of the Kurdistan region, as there is no jurisprudence in the source of the text.
A statement by the committee said, “The budget law has drawn clear mechanisms that are not subject to interpretation or courtesy to deal with this issue, as it identified the obligations of the regional government and the federal government in this regard.”
The statement held “those violating the provisions mentioned in the budget law legal responsibility for any violation in this regard.”
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, announced that an agreement had been reached with the federal government, according to which the dues from the federal budget would be sent back to the region with a retroactive effect starting from January 2021.
Barzani said in a blog post, “I spoke with Federal Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi within the framework of the ongoing negotiations and commitment to making the relationship between Erbil and Baghdad more clear.”
Barzani continued, “I am pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached according to which the dues from the federal budget will be sent back to the Kurdistan Region, with a retroactive effect, starting from January 2021.”
According to the post, Barzani stated, “During our phone call, I thanked him for his leadership, and I thanked the federal government for its support for this important turning point, through which we together overcame this difficult and long-standing obstacle.”