KRG delegation in Baghdad for talks on 2021 federal budget

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday arrived in Baghdad for talks with the Iraqi parliament’s committee of finance.

The delegation led by minister of finance and economy Awat Sheikh Janab will discuss the Region’s share of the federal budget for 2021 during its meeting with members of the committee of finance in the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

The KRG delegation includes minister of planning Dara Rashid, minister of state Khalid Shwani and head of Kurdistan Region presidency’s diwan Omed Sabah.

KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani who led a high-level delegation to Baghdad said in December that Erbil and Baghdad had reached an agreement over the 2021 federal budget bill, approved by the Iraqi Council of Ministers in the same month.

The draft budget law commits the Kurdistan Region to export 250,000 bpd through Baghdad in exchange for the Region’s share of the federal budget, which is set at 12.67%.

Talabani also said in December that the KRG would export 250,000 bpd through Baghdad once the federal budget was adopted by the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

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