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Erbil’s cabinet discusses share in 2018 budget, delegation to Baghdad

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Kurdistan Region’s cabinet has held a meeting to discuss the region’s share of the 2018 state budget and the delegation’s members, who will be chosen to travel to Baghdad, Kurdish media reported Tuesday.
On Sunday, MP Kamil al-Zeidi said the parliament would keep Kurdistan's state budget allocations at 12%.
In a press statement, Zeidi said that the region's share of the state budget may even be decreased if the population statistics were less than before, noting that there is no coming back to the previous 17% share.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged on Saturday to revise 2018 state budget allocations for Kurdistan Region.
Abadi asserted that he will adjust the allocations to be satisfying to all Iraqi sides.
On Monday, MP Zafer al-Aani revealed that cutting Kurdistan Region’s share of the 2018 state budget from 17% to 12% is a political pressure, an unjustified decision and it comes at the expense of the region’s people. 
Last Modified: Tuesday، 14 November 2017 10:40 AM