Positive" talks between the federal delegation and the officials of the region
13/3/2018 12:00 am
[rtl] BAGHDAD /
The governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Alak, on Monday that the delegation of the federal government, which is visiting Erbil, is currently working on coordination with the Kurdistan region to consolidate taxes, while confirmed the readiness of the bank's branch in the region to pay the salaries of employees, Haidar al-Abadi, while informed sources informed of the existence of positive atmosphere surrounded the talks of the Federal delegation with the officials in the region, Arbil awaits a visit of a second high federal delegation headed by Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Alallak to discuss the files and solve the problems between the center and the region.
He explained during a press conference held in Erbil on Monday that "the visit of the delegation of the federal government to Erbil aims to meet with the Minister of Finance of the Kurdistan region to coordinate on the collection of taxes and standardization and remove problems in this area," noting that "the delegation is working to activate the role of the bank Central in the Kurdistan region. "
He added that "the delegation will work to reach an agreement to activate the role of the Central Bank (on Tuesday), in order to facilitate banking operations in the Kurdistan region," pointing at the same time that "the central bank branch in the region ready to pay salaries of employees in the event of an order from Prime Minister Haider Abadi. "
The delegation, the Federal, yesterday evening Sunday, headed by the Governor of the Central Bank Ali al-Alak to Erbil to discuss financial files with the provincial government, was received by the delegation and the Minister of Finance of the region, Rebaz
The head of the Kurdistan Islamic Front in the parliament and the decision of the Finance Committee Ahmed Haj Rashid, said that "the government delegation currently in Erbil is a delegation of Mali and not a political headed by the Governor of the Central Bank to discuss matters related to banks and debt resulting from the region and others."
Rashid said in an interview for "morning": "The delegation visited the region to activate the issue of banks, especially the central bank branch in Erbil and banks compatible with the Central Bank, and there are reports talking about talks about the funds that have banks and used by the provincial government, Accounts and instruments with no balance with some banks clearing system. "
"These issues will be discussed regarding the debts of the region belonging to the branches of international and Iraqi banks," he said, expressing his optimism for this financial delegation to complete the discussion they had started earlier, and the results could be reached
Rashid said earlier that "the amount to be paid by the federal government to pay the salaries of employees of the Ministries of Education and Health, is two hundred billion dinars, a salary of one month for employees of the ministries."
For his part, said a member of the House of Representatives for the Kurdistan Alliance Zana Said, to the government delegation that arrived in Erbil is a technical delegation and not a political tasked with implementing the instructions of Prime Minister Haider Abadi to bring closer views between the two sides. Said said the "morning": "The delegation headed by the Secretary-General of the Central Bank Ali Alaq, which is the delegation of Mali aimed at coordination with the Ministry of Finance in the region and the central bank in the region of dues and how to pay salaries and agree on mechanisms of revenue of the region how to return to the center and quotas between
"The problems between Baghdad and the region need negotiations, which are important and strategic issues accumulated for years, it takes time to after the elections, but there are things that can be resolved before the elections," noting that "things that can solve the opening of airports the agreement on imports how divided between Baghdad and the region on the grounds that imports of border crossings should be calculated according to the border ports Authority Act and this can be agreed quickly, either oil revenues would need to be deeper study and to the enactment of the oil and gas law. " a second delegation
"A delegation from the federal government will visit Erbil to discuss the normalization of the situation between the Kurdistan region and the federal government," a source familiar with the Kurdistan government said. "The delegation of the federal government consists of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Prime Minister Iyad al-Waeli, Prime Minister Khaled Hamoud, Military Adviser to the Prime Minister, Souran Hidayat Othman, Minister of Decrees at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Jabbar Menloun, Director of Decrees in the Prime Minister's Office, , And That "the delegation will discuss with officials in the Kurdistan Regional Government outstanding issues, and ways to address the problems existing between the Kurdistan region and the
federal government ."
"The Kurdistan Regional Government did not create any problems for the Baghdad committees," Hilal said. "We did not create any problems, we did not hide anything from them, and we did not give them any information they asked."
On the visit of the delegation of Baghdad, headed by the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, the Kurdish official said that "these committees in their recent meetings dealt with the issues of taxes, customs and banks, we told them to prefer and discuss these topics also," and that "recently we had many meetings With the sub-committees of the Iraqi government, and sent their committees to the three provinces of Kurdistan (Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk) to discuss the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, which have financial dimensions, and have some notes on taxes and customs and banks of the Kurdistan region, so after a series of talks, The Iraqi Central Ali Alaq to visit the Kurdistan region. "
The Kurdish official said that "the invitation to visit Erbil is to discuss with the concerned and competent authorities of the federal and regional governments, because we informed them of our willingness to discuss the reasons that prevent the payment of salaries in the Kurdistan region, and their observations on the budget of the region, and if the imbalance on our part we are ready to solve them within the framework of the Constitution and laws The window, as we pointed to the existence of different laws dealing with the same issues issued by Baghdad and the Parliament of Kurdistan, and must be understood this situation in order to
He said: "I assure the citizens and employees in the Kurdistan region that we in the region did not create any problems for the committees of follow-up and scrutiny of Baghdad did not hide anything and did not enter any information requested, "This is why this high-level delegation headed by the Governor of the Central Bank and the membership of high-level advisers, concerned general managers and the head of the Iraqi Tax Authority." A phone call from another side, a spokesman for the Government of the Territory Sven Dzia revealed what happened in the last contact between the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi and head of the provincial government Barzani last week.
Dzii said in a press statement on Monday: "An important telephone conversation between Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Kurdistan Regional Government President, Nechirvan Barzani," noting that "the visit of the current delegation from Baghdad to Erbil, came to discuss the recent talks," the spokesman added, "The telephone conversation between the two sides took place on Thursday evening, during which many of the files discussed earlier in the meetings of Davos and Munich, such as salaries, airports, and a solution to all outstanding problems were discussed.
In the context, the MP from the Kurdistan Alliance Mohsen al-Saadoun, that the Kurdish blocs will attend the House of Representatives (Tuesday), adding that "the Kurdistan Alliance authorized the heads of the Kurdish blocs accept the budget or stay on the rejection," pointing out that "the Kurdish blocs are still protesting Adoption of the General Budget ".[/rtl]
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