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Certainly, the financial situation in Iraq is reassuring and the deficits that are talked about are hypothetical, and that financial sustainability is not threatened with the presence of reserves at the Central Bank of Iraq and the government estimated at $ 87 billion, as well as a surplus ranging between $ 13-12 billion and we in the last quarter From this year.
Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister d. The appearance of Mohammed Saleh said: “The deficits in the budget hypothetical, and that the financial situation of Iraq is reassuring and does not threaten financial sustainability and under control,” pointing out that “Iraq in the fourth quarter of the year and there is a surplus liquidity between 13-12 billion dollars.”
He added that “the public finances act according to priorities, and that the Ministry of Finance governs control of expenses, and recognizes the important thing that must be spent,” stressing that in the “2018 budget there was a surplus of 20 trillion dinars, and thus a large opening balance”
He pointed out that “the fiscal deficit that is being talked about is hypothetical and not realistic, as ministries provide many requirements are taken important and required and determines the importance of disbursement according to the financial situation,” pointing to the “rationalization of spending and this comes from the imperative to control liquidity.”
He explained that “when preparing the budget requests are very large, so the figures appear large, but at the same time not all requests are taken, but are adopted important things that do not strain the country and maintain financial sustainability.”
Saleh said: “The abundance of strategic crop production and cover local demand and the federal budget provided the amount of 10 trillion dinars were allocated to import from global markets, and will rotate these funds
Within the joints of the national economy to activate the joint."
He explained that “the reserve of the central bank along with the reserve of the government amounted to 87 billion dollars, and this is very positive gives a great resilience to the state in the most difficult circumstances.”
Saleh pointed to the “need to encourage the private sector to take its right role in the management of the economy, and provide tools to activate it in a way that serves all sectors, and praised the mobility witnessed in the housing sector and its impact on the movement of the local labor market,” pointing out that “the provision of funding for the private sector makes it able To activate a lot of sectors. “
In a press statement, MP Eng. Mohamed Sheaa Al-Sudani stressed the need to focus on legislating laws that support the non-rentier state and increase the activity of the economic side by activating the industrial, agricultural, commercial and tourism sectors. Not to rely on the rentier economy in light of fluctuating oil prices and the possibility of the emergence of alternative sources
For energy. “
Al-Sudani pointed out to the importance of activating the supervisory role of the audit and internal control departments, the bodies of the financial control bureau and the concerned departments in the ministries to prevent the risk of corruption spreading in many parts of the economy.
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