The Minister of Agriculture told (Baghdad Today): The budget has reached its final stages, and the region and the dollar are obstacles[ltr][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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The Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Jabr Al-Alaywi, revealed that there are some "obstacles" with the Kurdistan Region regarding the budget for the current year 2023.
Al-Alaywi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that: "The draft budget law has reached the final stages, and we believe that it will be passed after the outstanding problems with the Kurdistan region are resolved."
He pointed out, "There are technical matters related to the exchange rate of the dollar after its change, and therefore the budget paragraphs were arranged according to the new exchange rate."
Al-Olaywi added, "The Council of Ministers hopes to solve the problems with the region in order to present the budget to the Council of Ministers for approval" and then send it to the House of Representatives.
On February 20, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani, announced that there had been great progress in completing the draft federal budget law and that it would soon be presented to the House of Representatives for a vote.
On the same day (February 20), the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Muhsin al-Mandalawi, announced that "the budget will reach the House of Representatives next week (current)," but it seems that this will not happen after the Parliament adjourned its session today to next Saturday.