The Kurdish forces confirmed today, Monday, that the reform paper will positively affect our dialogues with Baghdad.
The deputy of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the reporter of the Finance Committee, Ahmed al-Saffar, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The last thing reached from the dialogues of the delegation of the region and Baghdad, is the agreement on the oil file and the ports file, where 250 thousand barrels per day will be delivered, in addition to 50 percent of imports. The ports, in exchange for the region’s share specified in the budget, which is 12.67, and this is what was agreed upon in the 2021 budget.
He added that "the government's strategy is to plan three budgets for the coming years. As for the 2021 budget, it will be binding and implemented, while the 2022 and 2023 budgets remain two plans and their drafts are ready for the government."
He continued, "When we reach the year 2022, it will be presented and amendments made to it, as the budget is speculative and contains estimates, such as changes in oil prices, the general situation and needs."
He pointed out that "the 2021 budget as an agreed project, which remains until it is approved by the House of Representatives, and if approved, it will be binding on both parties."