Baghdad - INA
Minister of Planning Khaled Battal revealed that the general budget for next year was not included in the agenda of the cabinet session today, Tuesday.
"The price of oil was set at 42 dollars in the general budget for next year," Battal said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency (INA), to be published at a later time.
He added that "the salaries of employees and their allocations in the general budget for the next year amounted to 50 trillion dinars," likening the 2021 budget to the patient.
He pointed out that the Minister of Finance informed him to send the budget to the General Secretariat for the next year, and it is likely that discussion will be completed within the next four days.
He indicated that an agreement was reached with the International Monetary Fund regarding the investment aspect of the budget.