Kurdish political delegation to Baghdad soon to follow up the implementation of the agreement between the two sides

Wed Jan 14 2015 05:21 | (Voice of Iraq)


parliamentary official: Region issued 150 thousand barrels of oil a day outside the Convention

Erbil: Dilshad Abdullah Kurdish source said, yesterday, that the political delegation from the Kurdistan region will travel to Baghdad to monitor implementation of the agreement reached by the two sides late last year.

The source indicated that the delegation will discuss the second phase of the Convention, which include resolving other outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

parliamentary official: Region issued 150 thousand barrels of oil a day outside the Convention

Erbil: Dilshad Abdullah Kurdish source said, yesterday, that the political delegation from the Kurdistan region will travel to Baghdad to monitor implementation of the agreement reached by the two sides late last year.

The source indicated that the delegation will discuss the second phase of the Convention, which include resolving other outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

She longings dry, Kurdish MP in the Iraqi Council of Representatives in an interview «Middle East», that «there is a strategy You must be discussed by both sides, as legislation oil and gas law and the rights and privileges of the Peshmerga forces, which must initiate the law, as well as there are funds for the region with the federal government and the recent funds with the territory, so it should form committees to liquidate in order to regulate the relationship between Erbil and Baghdad are unconstitutional and the law ».

She MP, that «the recent agreement between Erbil and Baghdad have been installed in Iraq’s draft general budget for 2015 and when Parliament approves the budget then we say that the Convention applied to 100 per cent».

And the reasons for political delegation from the region went to Baghdad, dry longings: «there said unhealthy political environment in Iraq, and political conflicts going on, it is supposed to play a law role in the Iraqi parliament, but because the other parties not bound by the Constitution, the delegation must be politically to reach political consensus ».

According to sources «Middle East» the Kurdish delegation will include representatives of the joint Kurdish parties in the government of the region and will travel to Baghdad soon, indicating that the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ruz Nuri Shaways will lead the delegation, which also includes the leader of the Patriotic Union of Saadi Ahmed beer.

The two sides reached late last year, a tentative agreement to resolve their outstanding problems and the normalization of relations which saw significant tension since the beginning of last year.

Under the agreement, issued the Kurdistan region through the state-owned company «Sumo» Through Onabebh 250 thousand barrels of oil from wells in addition to the export of 300 thousand barrels of Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, in contrast, is committed to Baghdad, sending the region’s share of the federal budget amounting to 17 per cent.

in the same context, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Parliament announced yesterday that the province exported 150 thousand barrels per day of oil outside the quantity that has been agreed upon with Baghdad, amounting to 250 thousand barrels per day.

He said Dilshad Shaaban, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, «Middle East»: «Before we get to deal with Baghdad, was the region issued daily 350-400 thousand barrels of oil, but now Under the agreement, the region exported 250 thousand barrels of oil per day by Company (SOMO) and between 100 and 150 thousand barrels independently. »

He added that «the two sides did not reach any agreement on what issued by the region outside of the agreement, but Baghdad know that Kurdistan sell this oil independently because the region had not received them any money since 2014.

It is understood that the region is suffering from a financial crisis due to the presence of two million displaced Iraqis as well that the region bears the benefits of financial companies, according to the year the current 2015 budget, which sells this amount of oil now to provide its employees’ salaries for the months of November (November) and December (December) from last year, which did not happen until now ».

On the other hand, connects the region preparations for the establishment of imports of oil and gas in the Kurdistan Fund, which is a step in the organization of oil policy in the region.

The MP said the high-Mustafa, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the Parliament of the region, «Middle East», that «the beginning of the establishment of cabin eighth of the Government of the Territory, was introduced this law, which was scheduled to ratify it at the end of last year, but differences on the two articles of the articles led to delay ratification and today (yesterday) we finished this subject, and we have presented to the Presidency of the parliament for a vote ».

Mustafa pointed out that the law contributes to consolidate and regulate imports of oil and gas in the Kurdistan region and will be the imports after the ratification of the law under the supervision and control of the parliament, while the Fund is to provide a monthly report to parliament around. » Middle East


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