Under its supervision, for the first time since 1990, Baghdad has paid the salaries of Kurdistan employees for two consecutive months[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Today, Wednesday (August 16, 2023), the federal government stipulated that it supervise the distribution of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region in return for sending the funds for salaries for two consecutive months.
A high-ranking official source in the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the Kurdistan government told "Baghdad Today" that "the data on the ground through contacts with officials in the capital, Baghdad, indicate that the federal government will send the salaries of Kurdistan employees for the months of July and August during the next week." .
The source revealed, "a condition for the federal government to distribute salaries to employees directly, without any delay, and under the supervision of a committee or person approved by the federal government, and this is happening for the first time since 1990."
On the second of August, the federal government sent an amount of 598 billion dinars to the Kurdistan region, the value of the salaries of the region's employees for the month of June, while the salaries of the month of July were not sent.
On Monday, the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, announced that "during the coming days, the delegation of the Kurdistan government will return to Baghdad again, to reach an agreement on sending the region's share of the budget."
At the same time, he pointed out that there are other pressures exerted on the Kurdistan region to "give up some of its constitutional rights," stressing by saying, "I confirm that we will not give up our constitutional rights, and we will continue to defend all our rights," he said.
Last Saturday, the former Parliamentary Finance Committee rapporteur and member of the Democratic Party, Ahmed Al-Saffar, revealed a new problem between Baghdad and Erbil related to the issue of non-oil revenues, as Erbil wants to hand over 50% of it, while Baghdad wants to obtain all the revenues.
The salary file of the region's employees is considered one of the most prominent outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, and despite the signing of a series of agreements between the two sides, most notably the oil agreement that requires the export of Kurdistan's oil through Baghdad, negotiations and dialogues did not stop between them regarding salaries.