Masrour Barzani: The regional government delegation is holding discussions in Baghdad to resolve the issue of the budget, salaries, and oil

Masrour Barzani: The regional government delegation is holding discussions in Baghdad to resolve the issue of the budget, salaries, and oil

2023-11-28 23:12

Masrour Barzani - The regional government delegation is holding discussions in Baghdad to resolve the issue of the budget - salaries and oilShafaq News/ Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, confirmed on Tuesday that the regional government delegation, which is visiting the capital, Baghdad, is in discussions to find a radical solution to the differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad, represented by the issue of the budget, salaries, and the resumption of Kurdistan oil exports through the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

This came in a speech he delivered on the sidelines of the inauguration of the “Van Steel” rebar factory in Erbil Governorate, which is considered the largest of its kind in the region and all of the rest of Iraq.

Masrour Barzani said in his speech, “We hope that the situation in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the region will be safe and stable, and that the differences between the regional government and the federal government will be radically resolved, in order for us to continue our government program in reconstruction and rehabilitation of economic infrastructure.”

He added, “The Kurdistan Region and Iraq in general were in a very difficult situation due to successive wars and conflicts, and due to the misuse of power, and its people were living amidst instability, fear, extreme poverty, and destruction.”

Masrour Barzani added, “Today it is time for us to take lessons from past experiences, and to help and support each other within the framework of serving our citizens and building our country, which needs many years of continuous work in order for us to reach the ranks of developed countries,” stressing that “this is the solution.” The only way to achieve peace, stability, and a radical solution to differences is that if there is a real intention to resolve them, then there are many ways in this field.”

He also pointed out that “the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in order to solve a group of problems with the federal government that is still pending, is currently in the capital, Baghdad, to find a positive and appropriate solution, especially for budget issues, and the delay in financing the salaries of the people of the Kurdistan Region.”

He explained, “Yesterday the members of the delegation had fruitful discussions, and today they will continue those discussions to secure salaries primarily so that the people of Kurdistan do not pay the tax for mistakes, which unfortunately those who receive those salaries were dealt with inappropriately, and also, on the other hand, to resolve the issue of oil, in which we need to Introducing an advanced federal oil and gas draft law based on the permanent constitution so that we can once again produce oil and resume its export, which will be a gain not only for Kurdistan but for all the Iraqi people.

He continued by saying, “We hope that we will reach a common understanding, and that we will do many better things,” adding, “I believe that what is before us and the commonalities between us are much greater than the differences and problems that exist, and we must all think about the highest interests of the people, that they live in luxury, and put them in the best interests of the people.” Introduction to our programs.

The Prime Minister of the Regional Government concluded by saying: “We hope, together with Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, the federal government he heads, and the ministers of the current formation, that we will work more in various fields and sectors, and that we will be able to take the country to a better and more advanced stage.”