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The files between Baghdad and Erbil remain “unresolved” and the solutions to the financial problems are “temporary” in light of mutual meetings between the center and the region that carry within them many proposals to reach an agreement between the two parties, while the completion of the financial agreement between the two parties remains “late” despite the rapprochement between the Kurdish leaders and "State administration."
Today, Wednesday (December 6, 2023), the representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Gharib Ahmed, revealed the reasons for the delay in completing the financial agreement between Baghdad and Erbil.
Ahmed said in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "There are no political differences between Baghdad and Erbil and all problems have been solved through the state administration coalition."
He added, "The disagreement that prevents reaching an agreement between the two parties is over (a set of technical points) represented by non-oil resources," stressing that "this matter delays sending the Kurdistan region's share of the budget."
For his part, Al-Barti said regarding the outstanding issues with the Baghdad government that “political parties are creating crises.”
Member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Dilshad Shaaban, confirmed on (November 22, 2023) that most of the decisions taken by the Iraqi government and the Federal Court against the region come under political pressure to weaken it and create public opinion against it.
Shaaban explained to "Baghdad Today", "Most of the decisions come under political pressure, targeting the Kurdistan region, and pressure on the government headed by Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani for not reaching an agreement on the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Kurdistan."
He added, "Whenever we reach an agreement with the federal government, other parties come and try to create problems and take unilateral decisions to target Kurdistan," stressing that "these attempts are nothing but an attempt to weaken the Democratic Party, and most crises aim to weaken the region and create public opinion against it."
The regional government had reached an agreement with the Baghdad government to export the region's oil through the central government, and in return, 12.6 percent of the federal budget would be allocated to Iraqi Kurdistan.