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A member of the Natural Resources Committee in the Kurdistan Region Parliament, Jihad Hassan, called on Sunday for the federal government to send compensation amounts for stopping oil exports from Kurdistan.
Hassan told (Baghdad Today) that "the region cannot pay the salaries of its employees without the financial oil revenues, in addition to the sums sent from Baghdad as financial advances."
He added, "The region agreed to export oil through the Oil Marketing Company (SOMO), and it cannot bear the suspension of exports by Turkey, because there are controversial and judicial issues, and therefore Baghdad is obligated to send money until the budget law is approved."
It is noteworthy that the government spokesman, Basem Al-Awadi, announced last Thursday that "there is a great glimmer of hope" for the resumption of oil exports in the Kurdistan region "after the Eid al-Fitr holiday," noting that work is underway to resume oil exports as soon as possible.
He added, "We realize that the process of stopping oil exports harms the budget of the Kurdistan region," noting that the region "is part of Iraq and there are agreements for the coalition of managing the state," and "brotherhood that brings us together above the agreements," which calls for the development of "rational and balanced policies."
Regarding the 400 billion loan for the Kurdistan Region, he explained that "the Council of Ministers agreed in its session on (April 18, 2023) to send a payment of about 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Region in order to provide assistance with regard to the salaries of the region's employees, and the government will provide all facilities and assistance that enable The Kurdistan region and its citizens to continue their normal lives," even if the budget approval is delayed for more than that.