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Shafaq News/ The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, welcomed, on Tuesday, the approval of the tripartite budget for Iraq, while expressing his regret over the actions he described as incorrect that accompanied the process of discussing it in Parliament. He called for the implementation of the budget items in a fair manner, taking into account the status of the region as a constitutional entity within the Iraqi state.
President Nechirvan Barzani said in his statement, "We welcome the ratification of the Iraqi federal tripartite budget, and we hope that it will turn into a good road map for economic progress and political stability and pave a suitable ground for investment. We appeal to all the gentlemen who worked sincerely for the interests of citizens and equality among the people of Iraq." .
He added, "It is unfortunate that the discussions of the House of Representatives witnessed incorrect behavior towards the rights of the Kurdistan Region and the disputed areas on the part of some deputies," considering that "what happened is not consistent with the principles of the political agreement of the State Administration Alliance, and this approach and this method of dealing does not serve the political process." situation and the future of Iraq.
Barzani also stressed that "the general budget law should be implemented fairly, taking into account the status of the Kurdistan Region as a constitutional political entity, as well as the disputed areas and their rights and interests."
He pointed out that "there must be complete assurances that the financial dues and salaries of salary-bearers in the Kurdistan Region will not be hindered by obstacles and will not be neglected for political reasons."
And the President of the region continued by saying, "What we saw during the discussion of the general budget is a source of deep concern, and this fact proved once again that the division of the Kurdish parties harms the Kurdistan Region, and in addition to this."
He stressed, "We can, through the common political will and taking into account the public interest, take this as an opportunity to strengthen confidence between us, reorganize our home better, calm tensions and resolve differences in order to strengthen the strength of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region."
And the Iraqi parliament voted, at dawn on Monday, on the federal budget law for the years 2023, 2024, 2025, after discussions that lasted for five days.
The value of the current year budget is 197 trillion and 828 billion Iraqi dinars (about 152.2 billion dollars), with a total deficit of 63 trillion dinars (48.3 billion dollars), while the items of the 2023 and 2024 budgets have not been published.
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