Jubouri for {morning}: are keen to approve the budget by consensus

BAGHDAD / Al-Sabah / Shaima Rashid revealed the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri on Monday for the establishment of 100 lawsuits against the Parliament, noting that the federal budget for 2018, did not meet the constitutional and legal requirements, while pointing to the aspiration of Iraq to support and support friendly countries through active participation in the file re Stressed the need to activate all factors of stability in Kirkuk.

He said Jubouri, in a press conference in response to a question for "morning": "Parliament is keen to pass the draft budget law in accordance with the consensus, but delayed because of the problems that accompanied and prevented the achievement of consensus," noting that "the budget bill will be on the agenda of future meetings and Guidance in a technical discussion with the Prime Minister, involving the presidency of the Council and the Finance Committee and representatives of the provinces.

Jubouri pointed out that "the direction of Parliament at the moment is to cancel the retirement of employees in the budget of 2018," pointing out that "the revised budget did not include any of the amendments demanded by the political blocs."

"Jubouri said that" Prime Minister Haider Abadi, showed flexibility in discussing amendments to the federal budget law, while revealed the establishment of 100 lawsuits against the House of Representatives during the current session. "

He pointed out that the share of the Kurdistan region of the federal budget has not been resolved so far, "calling for" the allocation of 20 percent to cover the benefits of oil-producing provinces, "
Jubouri said that" the budget delayed access to the House of Representatives 49 days from the constitutional date, "pointing That "the people of the liberated provinces are demanding the disbursement of loans and salaries accumulated, and the MPs of Kurdistan have made many observations on the budget of 2018."

In another context, al-Jubouri said that the article concerning the person who proved corruption and included the amnesty should have been included in the paragraphs of the amendment of the election law, indicating that the presidency of parliament will discuss the matter with the Legal Committee to address it.

The speaker thanked Kuwait for hosting the Iraq reconstruction conference, pointing out that "the House of Representatives has contributed through the heads of four committees at the Kuwait conference."

"The water crisis requires our attention and the water committee has discussions now on the issue," he said.

On the other hand, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, during his meeting with Belgian Ambassador to Iraq Hendrik van de Wild, discussed "bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing them to the benefit of both sides."

He also reviewed the latest security and political developments in Iraq and the region, Liberated by terrorism. "

"Iraq is looking forward to supporting and supporting the friendly countries through the active participation in the reconstruction file, which the Belgian government is expected to play a large role in, through investments and in all
fields," Jubouri said.

"Efforts are being made to restore normalcy in the liberated cities to ensure a speedy return of displaced families living in tragic conditions in the shelter camps," he said, stressing the importance of continued coordination of international efforts to combat terrorism, a threat to all without exception.
For his part, the Belgian ambassador stressed "his country’s keenness to support Iraq and at all levels."

On the other hand, during a meeting with Sheikh Anwar Al-Assi, the Amir of the Abeed tribe in Iraq, the Speaker discussed the situation in the country, the reality of the liberated provinces, , And the provision of services and livelihood requirements for them. The meeting also dealt with the reality of Kirkuk security and the importance of providing a safe environment for citizens.

He stressed the necessity of activating all factors of stability in Kirkuk, and the imposition of security and protection of symbols of society from the criminal elements, and attention to the liberated areas of the province in terms of service and improve their standard of living,

"adding that" the safe environment is likely to give the opportunity to symbols tribes and community leaders to participate in Promote permanent stability and raise the level of trust between citizens and the state and achieve harmony and harmony between the components of society.