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Baghdad today - Sulaymaniyah
Member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Saleh Omar, confirmed today, Tuesday (November 28, 2023), that full compliance with the financial budget law by the Iraqi government ends the crisis in the salaries of employees in the region.
Omar said in an interview with “Baghdad Today” that “the commitment of federal government officials to the financial budget law ends the salary crisis, and it is not possible to continue with this monthly suffering due to the delay in sending financial sums.”
He added, "The region fully committed to the budget law and implemented all the instructions and conditions requested by Baghdad, but the latter disavowed its commitment to the law, and they are the ones bearing the salary crisis."
Yesterday, Monday (November 27, 2023), a delegation from the Kurdistan region headed to the capital, Baghdad, to discuss oil, salaries, and budget files.
The "Baghdad Today" correspondent said, "A delegation from the Kurdistan region, headed by Awat Janab, Minister of Finance, Chief of the Cabinet Office, Omid Sabah, Cabinet Secretary Amanj Rahim, Head of the Coordination and Follow-up Office, Abdul Hakim Khosrow, and Cabinet Advisor Khaled Hadi, headed this morning to the capital, Baghdad."
He added, "The delegation is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, to discuss the salaries of Kurdistan Region employees, amending the budget law and the process of oil exports in the Kurdistan Region."
Last Sunday, an informed source revealed the visit of a delegation from the regional government to the capital, Baghdad, tomorrow, Monday, while indicating that the delegation would meet Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.
The source told "Baghdad Today", "A delegation from the regional government will visit Baghdad tomorrow, Monday, to discuss many outstanding issues between the center and the region."
The source indicated that "the delegation will be headed by Finance Minister Awat Sheikh Janab and the membership of Prime Minister Omid Sabah," indicating that "it will meet with Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani and Finance Minister Taif Sami, as well as members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee."
He pointed out that "the visit aims to reach a new agreement regarding employee salaries, after the end of the three-month agreement under which Baghdad sends an amount of 700 billion dinars to finance salaries, in addition to the region's oil file and the budget."
The Kurdistan region is witnessing a wave of public anger, due to the salary crisis, which resulted in demonstrations in Sulaymaniyah and many cities in the region that lasted for months to demand rights and be linked directly to the center.
Last Sunday, a number of Kurdish employees decided to protest in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad to express their anger over the salary file, but some of them were unable to reach them, after they were prevented from crossing the control of Kirkuk Governorate and heading to the capital.