Erbil-Baghdad negotiation delegation to hold meeting
In line with efforts to reach an agreement on the budget share of the Kurdistan region in the 2023budget law, the negotiation committee of the Kurdistan region and Baghdad are going to hold a meeting in the next few days.

According to Xendan, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi Federal Government have differences and diverse approaches over the special issues of budget share, oil and gas law, implementation of Article 140, and the issue of border areas, and so far the talks have not reached a conclusion.

Regarding this issue, Ahmad Harki, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told Al-Medi news base that: "perhaps a meeting between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad will be held again this week and the issues raised will be discussed. It is expected to reach an agreement. It is expected that several consecutive meetings could be held in this regard.

He further added that this stage the Kurdistan Region is more careful and focused on the budget law, but the issues of oil and gas have a political process, and the government administration coalition has discussed these issues at the beginning of the formation of the government and is trying to approve them.

Jamal Kocher, a member of the finance commission in the Iraqi parliament, told Xendan that although the budget law was supposed to be sent to the parliament before the end of 2022, due to oil price fluctuations, differences between the factions and the fate of assets between the region and Baghdad and the preparation of the draft budget law was delayed which will affect the process of sending the budget and services.

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