Sunday, February 5

Baghdad and Erbil agree to form joint technical committees to consider outstanding issues

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

The ministry said in a statement that “Diwani Order Committee 22151 for the year 2022, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Planning, Muhammad Ali Tamim, and in charge of resolving outstanding issues with the Kurdistan region, held its first meeting today in Baghdad, in the presence of a delegation of the Kurdistan region headed by the Minister of Planning in the region, Dara Rashid Mahmoud,” noting that “during the meeting, which prevailed in a positive atmosphere, outstanding issues between the two sides were raised, especially the oil and gas law, the budget, and other issues.”

The statement added, “It was 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 Prime Minister Muhammad al-Sudani, which was voted on by the House of Representatives,” noting that “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 continue during the coming days, in order to reach radical solutions to all these issues.

The statement indicated, “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 company.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency