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Tishwash: Determining the date for voting on the 2021 budget … The Finance Committee clarifies the allocations for Resolution 315

The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, on Friday, that the vote on the budget will take place within a week or two.

A member of the committee, MP Ahmad Hama, said, according to official media, that “the committee conducted a detailed and analytical reading of the materials in the budget, and all ministries, bodies and governors will agree to study the data and allocations.”

Hama added that “the Finance Committee has reached the end to raise the budget law to the House of Representatives for a vote,” noting that “the budget will be voted on within the committee during the two weeks or next week.”

He continued that “the committee is currently studying all the articles in the budget from Article 1 to Article 58”, indicating that “the committee has studied the issue of the provincial budget, and since the Provincial Council does not exist in the law, alternatives have been put in place for the approval of provincial projects.” So far, you agree or vote on these alternatives, and the topic is in the process of discussion and modification. ”

He pointed out that “the committee did not discuss the issue of contracts, but it studied it and needs allocations. It has hosted the Minister of Finance to discuss with him the possibility of the Finance Ministry to provide allocations for Resolution (315) on contracts, and the committee is awaiting the Ministry of Finance’s response on this topic  link

Tishwash:  Kurdistan reveals the details of its delegation’s visit to Baghdad within days

A political source revealed, on Friday, (January 22, 2021), that a delegation from the Kurdistan government will visit Baghdad soon to meet with parliamentary blocs and committees, while the Kurdistan government announced the details of the visit.

A source close to the prime minister told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, “The meetings of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s delegation to Baghdad within days will be with the political blocs and parliamentary committees,” indicating that “there is no disagreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government about the 2021 budget, on the contrary. Prior agreement on this issue and the region clearly announced its acceptance of the draft budget prepared by the federal government. ”

Regarding the details of the visit, the Minister of Federal Government Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Khaled Shawani, confirmed to the newspaper that “the proportion of the Kurdistan region in the federal budget for 2021 was previously agreed upon with the federal government and is guaranteed in the draft budget law presented before the House of Representatives,”

Pointing out that “a delegation The regional government, who will visit Baghdad next week, will meet the Parliamentary Finance Committee and other committees related to the budget in addition to parliamentary blocs and representatives, to explain to them facts about the financial situation in the draft budget law and the financial relationship between Baghdad and Erbil.

It is noteworthy that the Minister of Planning in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dara Rashid, announced yesterday, Thursday, that two high-level delegations from the region, one governmental and the other political, will visit the capital Baghdad next week to discuss the region’s share in the federal budget for the current year   link