Oil Minister of the Kurdistan Region: Time is short before you[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 9/11/2019 19:32 • 419 times read[/rtl]
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Oil Minister, Thamer Ghadhban, called on the Kurdistan region to deliver its crude oil production in accordance with the federal budget law of 2019 and commitment to do so before the 2020 budget.
"The relations between Baghdad and the region in general are good. It was agreed to resolve issues such as salaries, oil and gas by both sides and agreed that the constitution is the source for them," Ghadhban said in a press interview during his visit to Abu Dhabi to participate in the 24th International Energy Conference. I am confident that relations are good and both sides have the will to solve problems through dialogue. This serves the country and the people of Iraq and the people of Kurdistan. There was agreement to hold more dialogue to form a number of committees to work on oil and gas problems, then to participate in oil revenues. Security and areas that are being dragged Work in it. "
Ghadhban added that "there were many problems in the previous periods related to the resolution of issues: agreement on a common policy, the marketing of oil produced in the Kurdistan region, the role of SOMO, and the proceeds from the sale of oil in the Kurdistan region, we agreed on the need to prepare a list of bases, and identify some bases , Which can become a source of guidance for us and the participants in the dialogue. "
And between the `` federal budget law of 2019 is very clear, and has touched on duties and rights, we, in the federal government, we now pay the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region, and we pay the salaries of Peshmerga within the framework of the budget of the Ministry of Defense, while the law says explicitly that the government The Kurdistan Region delivered at least 250,000 barrels of oil to the federal government. Somo, which works with the federal government, sells that oil on world markets and its revenues go to the federal government's treasury.
He continued, "but it is unfortunate that this has not been applied so far, and this raised a range of objections, especially by members of the House of Representatives, whether from the Energy Committee or other committees, where they say that the Kurdistan Regional Government to abide by and respect the federal laws, approved by Parliament and approved Kurdish blocks and voted for them. "
He pointed out that "there is now correspondence between the two sides, and there will be meetings in the coming days I hope to solve these problems and respect, on both sides, the implementation of the federal budget law, because if this does not happen we will face serious difficulties in the general budget for the coming year, 2020."
"I think this is in the interest of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to progress well and not waste time. We are now in the month of September," he said. "Nine months have passed since this year, seven months after the approval of the budget law. There are discussions within the federal government regarding the draft budget law." So I think we should not waste time, talk and work together to consolidate the federal government bill, and agree on the foundations that guide us in the 2020 bill. ”
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