Kurdistan Region's budget share is still a disputed issue between Baghdad and Erbil: Kurdish official
The Vice Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Kurdistan Region Parliament emphasized that the share of the budget of the Kurdistan Region from the 2023 general budget of the federal government is still one of the disputed issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

Hevidar Ahmed said in an interview with Baghdad Al-Youm news agency that the issue of the share of the budget of the Kurdistan region was still considered an obstacle to the solution of the Baghdad-Erbil disputes, "because the political and parliamentary parties make hurdles on a Baghdad-Erbil an agreement which will increase the share of the region's budget to at least 14%."

Ahmed added: "The current budget share of the Kurdistan Region is absolutely not appropriate to the needs of the region, because more than 900 billion dinars are needed to pay the salaries of the employees of the region, and in addition, the region has accumulated debts to merchants and banks and oil companies and needs to cover the costs related to the construction and implementation of strategic plans and projects to provide services for citizens."

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