Kurdistan Government reveals details of talks with Baghdad and hints at new negotiations

PoliticsKurdistan Regional GovernmentThe Negotiating Delegation With Baghdad

2022-11-30 14:08



Shafaq News / Kurdistan Regional Government spokesman Jotyar Adel revealed on Wednesday the details of the Kurdish delegation’s talks with the federal government and hinted at the possibility of the delegation’s return to Baghdad.

Adel said in a statement to the Shafaq News Agency, “We went as a government delegation to Baghdad and discussed many files, including the budget and the details related to it, and we handed over to the federal government all the expenses of the regional government.”

“The constitution and the ministerial curriculum were the basis for discussing issues such as the budget, oil, border crossings and financial control,” he added.

Adel continued, “Our meeting today was important with the delegation of the central government, where they discussed these four files and the measures that are implemented by the regional government or the central government,” explaining that “the meetings are continuing and the government delegation is ready to visit Baghdad again if necessary, and it is possible that there will be another relative to Baghdad to discuss the budget.”

The spokesman of the Kurdistan Government expected that “the budget will be ready within a month,” noting that “the failure to complete the budget was not related to the region only, but that the Iraqi government also has not yet completed the procedures.”

“I hope that these visits will yield results, that the region’s share will be fixed according to the constitutional requirements, and that other files will be resolved as well,” he said.

“There was a positive atmosphere in these meetings and we realized that the federal government wants to reach an agreement, but how to reach an agreement will be through negotiation and in the end we must reach a compromise according to the ministerial curriculum paper,” Adel concluded.

On Wednesday, the capital, Baghdad, hosted a meeting of the Supreme Committee of the governments of the center and the region to discuss several files with the aim of resolving outstanding problems between the two sides.

A statement by the Media and Information Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government and reported to Shafaq News Agency said that “during the meeting, they discussed the oil file, the budget, financial control and border crossings.”

The Ministry of Planning announced on Wednesday the agreement to form joint technical committees to consider outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

This came during a meeting of the Diwani Order Committee 22151 of 2022, which is tasked with resolving outstanding issues with the Kurdistan Region, which was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Planning, Muhammad Ali Tamim, in the presence of the delegation of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq headed by the Minister of Planning in the region, Dara Rashid Mahmoud.

Kurdistan Government reveals details of talks with Baghdad and hints at new negotiations (shafaq.com)

The Kurdistan region proves its share in the next year’s budget.. How much?

political| 08:26 – 11/30/2022

Special – Mawazine News
The Kurdistan Democratic Party confirmed, on Wednesday, that the region has confirmed its share in the next year’s budget.
The leader of the party, Mahdi al-Faili, said in an interview with Mawazine News, “The region’s delegation, which visited Baghdad, established a number of points, most notably the region’s share in the budget and setting a time period for approving the oil and gas law.”
He added, “It was agreed that the region’s share would be 14% with its commitment to deliver its oil imports to Baghdad,” adding that “it was also agreed to approve the oil and gas law for a period of time not exceeding 3 months only.” Ended 29 / H


Al-Sudani returns to Baghdad after the end of his official visit to Tehran

  • Time: 11/30/2022 20:24:21
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  {Politics: Al Furat News} Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani arrived this evening, Wednesday, in the capital, Baghdad, concluding his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which lasted for two days, and witnessed a number of meetings and discussions.

Al-Sudani arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Tuesday morning, and was given an official reception by Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi. 

The Prime Minister and the official delegation accompanying him held an extensive session of talks with the Iranian side, where the Iranian side in the talks was chaired by the Iranian President, during which a number of files were discussed, foremost of which was the file of security coordination, trade exchange, cooperation in the field of energy and investment, and the organization of tourism and religious visits. and to meet the challenges of climate change.

The Prime Minister and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also held a bilateral meeting, in which they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to enhance mutual cooperation in various fields and areas, in addition to discussing a number of files of common interest.

Al-Sudani also met, on the first day of the official visit to Iran, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Ali Khamenei. During the meeting, Al-Sudani expressed his thanks to the Islamic Republic for its support for Iraq and its support in the war on terrorism, and stressed the need to continue joint efforts to confront terrorism, extremism and drugs. 

Among the series of meetings that the Prime Minister held during the official visit, was a meeting with the Iranian First Vice President, Mr. Muhammad Mokhber, and his meeting with the President of the Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf.

The two meetings discussed ways to develop bilateral cooperation, emphasizing Iraq’s pivotal role in the region to bring points of view closer, referring to the importance of the relationship between the legislative authorities in Iraq and Iran, and strengthening cooperation in a comprehensive manner.

On the second day of the official visit to Iran, Al-Sudani met with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mr. Hussein Amir Abdollahian, and during the meeting they discussed ways to enhance economic and trade relations, within the framework of constructive cooperation and partnership between the two neighboring countries. 

Al-Sudani concluded his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, by visiting the holy city of Mashhad, and performing the Ziyarat ceremony of the shrine of Imam Ali bin Musa Al-Reza, peace be upon them both.


For the first time since 2003, Baghdad is sending Iraqi forces to the zero border line

November 29, 2022 

Baghdad / Obelisk: Iranian officials presented evidence to Iraq about the use of Iraqi lands against Iran, including the transfer of weapons by Kurdish groups into Iranian territory through smuggling, while Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad al-Sudani is visiting Tehran to discuss this file among many files.

According to sources, Iraq has begun to deploy military units along the border, which is about 200 kilometers long.

A spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, says, “Iraq is able to fully control its border file and prevent any threat from its lands to all countries in the region.”

Iranian sources denied, circulating news that Iran is preparing to launch a ground attack on Kurdistan, while the Iraqi Ministerial Council for National Security announced a plan to redeploy Iraqi forces on the borders with Turkey and Iran.

Writer and strategic researcher Raad Hashim says on Twitter that the issue of deploying Iraqi security forces (army or border forces) along the Iranian or Turkish borders is confusing and complex, and not easy to achieve, wondering: How will this happen, symbolically or realistically, on the ground?!

Political analyst Ali Mared Al-Asadi considered that the deployment of symbolic Iraqi forces belonging to Baghdad on the northern borders with Iran and Turkey will not solve the essence of the problem unless it is a sovereign and strategic decision that restores control of all border crossings of the region in addition to expelling terrorist organizations that exist in a safe and supportive environment from which they launch attacks. on neighboring countries.

And the former advisor at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Maan al-Jubouri, reveals that for the first time since 2003, the government is sending and strengthening Iraqi forces at the border on the zero line with Iran and Turkey.

لأول مرة منذ 2003 .. بغداد ترسل قوات عراقية على الخط الحدودي الصفري

The Kurdistan Democratic Party expects a soon resolution of the outstanding issues with Baghdad

PolicyKurdistan RegionBreakingKurdistan Democratic PartyNechirvan BarzaniFederal Government

2022-11-30 05:24Font

Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc confirmed today, Wednesday, that the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil has started a new phase after the formation of the government of Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, expecting to resolve many outstanding issues in the near future.

The representative of the bloc, Mariwan Qarni, told Shafaq News agency, “The relationship between the governments of Erbil and Baghdad is governed by the Iraqi constitution of 2005, but the federal government has not committed itself to implementing the financial rights of the Kurdistan Region since 2014, as a small part of its rights is sent, for various reasons.” . 

Qarni added, “But after the formation of the government of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and the political agreement signed by the coalition parties in (state administration), a new phase of the relationship between the two governments began,” stressing that “the Sudanese government agrees to resolve many outstanding issues between the two parties.”

A member of the Security and Defense Committee expected that “the Sudanese government will present a draft oil and gas law in the Iraqi parliament in agreement with the regional government, as well as include the financial rights of the Peshmerga forces in the 2023 budget, and not distinguish them from the federal forces, because both are part of the Iraqi defense system according to the constitution.”

Qarni pointed out that “Al-Sudani’s agenda includes issues of conflict between Erbil and Baghdad, such as the oil and gas law, the implementation of the Sinjar Agreement and the Federal Court,” adding, “If the Sudanese government is able to fulfill its promises to the Kurdistan Region within the time frame specified in its agenda, then there will be a bright future.” relationship between the two sides.

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, had discussed, during his recent visits to Baghdad, with Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, the Iraqi federal prime minister, and other political parties, the latest developments in the security and political situation in the country.


Iraq and Saudi Arabia will sign a memorandum of understanding in Baghdad soon, and a direct flight route will be restored

  • Time: 11/30/2022 14:36:52
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  {Politics: Al Furat News} Iraq and Saudi Arabia are preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding in the capital, Baghdad, soon.

A statement of the Ministry of Culture, which {Al Furat News} received a copy of, stated that “on the sidelines of the 22nd World Summit of the World Council for Travel and Tourism, which was held in Riyadh for the period from 27-30 of this month, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Fakak Al-Badrani met with the Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khatib, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries. 
The two ministers discussed “joint files in the fields of culture, tourism and antiquities, and the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries in a way that contributes to the revitalization of tourism and the exchange of archaeological experiences.”

During the meeting, Minister Al-Khatib expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s willingness and willingness to support and support Iraq in any of the projects it needs, announcing the Kingdom’s agreement to sign a memorandum of understanding, soon, in Baghdad to confirm Saudi support. 

For his part, Al-Khatib affirmed his country’s readiness to directly restart the Iraq-Saudi Arabia line, and there are other matters to be announced after the signing of the cooperation agreement.


urgentBaghdad and the region form joint technical committees to radically resolve outstanding issues

  • Time: 11/30/2022 15:03:49
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The Diwani Order Committee 22151 for the year 2022 headed by the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Planning, Muhammad Ali Tamim, in charge of resolving outstanding issues with the Kurdistan Region, held its first meeting in Baghdad, today, Wednesday, in the presence of a delegation of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq headed by the Minister of Planning in the region, Dr. Dara Rashid Mahmoud.
During the positive atmosphere, the outstanding issues between the two sides were raised, especially the oil and gas law, the budget, and other issues.
The two sides agreed that the outstanding issues be dealt with, in accordance with what was stipulated in the Iraqi constitution, and the ministerial platform of the government of the Prime Minister, Eng. Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, which was voted on by the House of Representatives.
The meeting resulted in the formation of joint technical committees to consider all the issues that the committee will discuss, provided that meetings and joint meetings will continue during the coming days, in order to reach radical solutions to all these issues.
It is worth noting that the committee formed under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Planning, includes in its membership the ministers of oil and finance, the heads of the Office of Financial Supervision and the Border Crossings Authority, the economic advisor to the Prime Minister, the head of the legal department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, in addition to the director of SOMO.


Al-Salhi Announces The Date Of Raising The Budget To The House Of Representatives And Voting On It

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Earth News / Member of Parliament, Rafik al-Salihi, set today, Wednesday, the date for submitting the budget to Parliament and voting on it.

Al-Salhi told Earth News, “The previous Al-Kazemi government failed to prepare a budget for the current year 2022, and therefore the next budget 2023 is important.”

And he indicated that “all governorates and ministries have raised their needs in terms of projects and others

As for the 2023 budget, it is an important budget, and the Al-Kazemi government failed in the year 2022 by not being able to prepare a budget for the previous year, and now the Ministry of Finance is proceeding with its preparation, which also includes fixing contracts,” noting that “next Tuesday, the budget will be submitted to the House of Representatives and begin to discuss, prepare and vote on it in the coming days.”


Parliamentary Finance expects the size of the 2023 budget and its deficit percentage

  • Time: 11/30/2022 09:38:31
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  {Economic: Al Furat News} The Parliamentary Finance Committee expected the size of the federal financial budget for the year 2023 and the percentage of deficit in it.

Committee member Jamal Cougar said, in a press statement, that: “The budget for next year 2023 ranges from 100 to 120 billion dollars, in light of oil prices in the current global markets.”
He explained that “after the decline in oil prices in global markets, the budget amounts will decrease as well,” expressing his belief that “the budget will be between 100 to 120 billion dollars.”
As for the expected deficit in the next budget 2023, Cougar indicated that “according to the Financial Management Law, no more than 7.5 billion dollars are allowed, given that it is 3% percent of the national product, and the national product is estimated at about 250 billion dollars.”
He pointed out, “And on the fifteenth of next December, we will enter the legislative season recess, so the budget should be sent before this date to Parliament, so that we can read it first, and then a second reading after three days, and the parliament enters into a legislative recess, and we as representatives In the Finance Committee, we will enter into our discussions.”
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani directed in two ministerial meetings during this month the need to expedite the completion of the 2023 budget bill and send it to the House of Representatives for approval.
He stressed “the importance of the budget being at the level of ambition, and that it puts in its priorities meeting the needs of citizens in terms of services, as well as taking it upon itself to effectively address the problem of electricity shortages, which greatly affected the life of citizens and the economic sectors in the country.”


urgentThe arrest of the former head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee {Haitham Al-Jubouri}

  • Time: 11/30/2022 12:23:32
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  {Local: Al-Furat News} The Supreme Commission for Combating Corruption revealed the implementation of the arrest warrant issued against the head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee for the previous session and the former advisor in the prime minister {Haitham Al-Jubouri}; Charged with money laundering and illegal gain.

Speaking about the details of the operation, the commission stated that it was able to implement the arrest warrant issued by the criminal investigation judge, who is specialized in examining the cases of the Supreme Commission for Combating Corruption, against the head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee for the previous session and the former advisor in the prime minister’s office. Due to charges related to the inflation of his money and its enrichment at the expense of public money.

And it indicated that the arrest warrant came as a result of the investigation and investigation of the accused’s money, which was conducted by the Prevention Department in the Federal Integrity Authority, about the values ​​​​of real estate and wheels, and the quantities of gold belonging to him, in addition to loans and his salary as an advisor to the former prime minister, which concluded that there was an inflation in his money estimated With (16,157,291,000) sixteen billion, one hundred and fifty-seven million, and two hundred and ninety-one thousand dinars.

It is noteworthy that Article (19/Second) of the amended Integrity and Illicit Gain Commission Law No. (30 of 2011) included the imposition of a prison sentence of no less than seven years and a fine equivalent to the value of the illegal gain for each taxpayer mentioned in Article (16/First). ) of the law fails to prove the legitimate reason for the large increase in his money, the money of his wife, or the money of his children, provided that the convicts are not released except after paying the amount of the fine and returning the value of the illegal gain.