Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a special meeting of the cabinet to discuss the Kurdistan Region’s 2021 draft budget bill.
He highlighted the need for the bill to accurately reflect the Kurdistan Region’s economic situation and include sustainable goals to support the region’s growth. Relevant Ministries were tasked with providing recommendations for the draft budget bill to explore all opportunities.
The Prime Minister also led a discussion on the implementation of the 2021 Iraqi federal budget bill. The Kurdistan Region has yet to receive its share of the budget despite the regional government’s efforts to fulfill its obligations for the country’s economic recovery as outlined in the bill.
The Kurdistan Regional Government will continue to hold talks with the Federal Government of Iraq on these issues and will send a delegation to Baghdad to maintain an ongoing dialogue on the implementation of the bill.