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Mubasher: The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, held a meeting today, Sunday, with the Finance Committee to discuss the budget, while noting the importance of investing in high oil prices.
During the meeting, according to a statement of the Media Office of the Prime Minister, the federal budget for 2021 was discussed, and the joint cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities was continued with the aim of expediting its approval.
The statement emphasized that "the financial budget that the government sent its draft earlier aims at financial and economic reform and support for vital sectors, which would address a large part of the problems of the Iraqi economy that it has been suffering from for decades."
He pointed to "the importance of investing in the recent increase in oil prices in a way that contributes to reducing the burden on the citizen in the copy of the budget that is submitted to the vote in Parliament," stressing "the need to activate the mechanisms of automation and digital dealing, and also activate the role of the Federal Service Council, in the course of economic reform."
He noted "the necessity of adopting the principle of justice in distributing wealth among all regions of Iraq, in accordance with the principles of the constitution, and not involving political disputes in the file of the citizen's sustenance and the level of services provided to him."
And that "the country is currently facing many challenges, and we are working hard to reform the current situation and put the Iraqi economy on the right track, and it comes in implementation of the government program that the House of Representatives voted on and also included in the government white paper."
The statement continued, "It was agreed to intensify the holding of sessions between the executive and legislative authorities, to ensure the approval of a reform budget that preserves the rights of the citizen, and as soon as possible, and that the work of the legislative and executive authorities be complementary, and in the spirit of one team, seeking to advance the historical responsibility, to get the country out of the situation."
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