[size=36]The Kurdistan government discusses its obligations and rights in the federal budget[/size]
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The Kurdistan Regional Council of Ministers held its weekly meeting, headed by Masrour Barzani, on Wednesday. During which he discussed a number of topics, including the work of the joint team of the federal and regional financial audit bureaus, which prepares its joint report on the region's obligations and entitlements in accordance with the budget law.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, the regional government said that at the beginning of the meeting's agenda, the Prime Minister presented a summary of his visit to the United Arab Emirates, referring to his meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. And a number of senior Emirati officials, in which the importance of expanding the horizons of relations between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with the UAE was emphasized, especially in the economic, investment and human development fields to serve development and construction efforts.
The Prime Minister touched on other files that took place during the talks with senior Emirati officials, including the political process in Iraq, overall developments in the Middle East, and the importance of supporting efforts and efforts to consolidate the pillars of peace and stability in the region and build a better future of coexistence.
Subsequently, the head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Sven Dizayi, shed light on the conditions of the migrants of the Kurdistan Region abroad in general, especially the recent disaster that resulted in the death and loss of a group of citizens of the Kurdistan Region as a result of the capsizing of three boats late last year, some of whom are still missing .
The head of the Foreign Relations Department referred to the efforts made by the Kurdistan Regional Government to return the bodies, as well as to return the survivors and search for the missing in cooperation with the Greek Consulate General in Erbil and the Greek Embassy in Baghdad, as well as the department's continued communication with the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) and the Union Office European in Erbil.
In this regard, a delegation from the Department of Foreign Relations visited Greece, and met with the official in the migrant file in Greece, and on the basis of those efforts, and under the direction of the Prime Minister, the bodies of nine migrants were handed over to their families, and the delegation of the territorial government will also conduct another visit to Greece to deliver DNA samples The DNA of the families of 29 victims, in addition to discussing the case of 11-year-old Rewar Rebwar and returning him to Erbil.
The Council of Ministers commended the efforts of the Department of Foreign Relations and the Ministries of Interior and Health, and directed the same authorities to continue their efforts in this regard. It also instructed the Ministry of Interior to continue to follow up and investigate individuals and companies that trade in human beings and endanger the safety of the citizens of the region, while taking legal measures against them. At the same time, the Council of Ministers called on Greece to continue searching for the missing, and expressed the regional government's readiness to take any necessary measures in this regard.
In the third paragraph of the meeting’s agenda, Health Minister Saman Barzanji reviewed a report on the outbreak of the mutated Omicron from the Corona virus in the region, the level of ministries’ commitment to receiving vaccinations by employees and workers in the government sector, and the necessary preparations to protect teachers, educational cadres, students and students after the resumption of the educational process. The Cabinet praised the Ministry of Health, doctors, health staff and ministry employees who succeeded, with the support of the international partnership and the World Health Organization, in combating the epidemic during the peak of its spread. It also stressed the importance of continuing vaccination campaigns and adhering to preventive measures by citizens with the aim of containing the epidemic and protecting public health.
In the fourth and final paragraph of the meeting’s agenda, Minister of Finance and Economy Awat Sheikh Janab highlighted the progress made in the work of the joint team of the Federal and Regional Financial Supervision Bureaus, which in the meantime is preparing its joint report on the region’s obligations and entitlements in accordance with the budget law.
After that, Cabinet Secretary Amanj Rahim reviewed a detailed report on the obligations of the Kurdistan Region in light of Article 11 of the Federal General Budget Law for the year 2021. Balances of the Commercial Bank of Iraq by the region’s banks, follow-up of non-oil revenues in the region, and preparation of the unified trial balance in the region’s departments for all months of 2021, and it includes all the region’s revenues and expenses, in addition to presenting the biometric project for the registration of salary recipients, as the Cabinet Secretary indicated the importance of submitting Information and schedules for the joint team of the Financial Supervisory Bureaus in a clear and transparent manner, so that there is no excuse for the federal government not to disburse the financial dues to the region according to the budget law.
The Council of Ministers confirmed the implementation of the region's obligations in the budget law, and directed the ministries in coordination with the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Office of Financial Supervision. The joint team of both offices is scheduled to start its work on the 6th of this month. Ended 29 / p. 87