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Barzani praises 2019 budget, asserts support to Abd al-Mahdi

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Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday praised parliament's vote on the country's budget for 2019 fiscal year (FY) considering it "the best" for the semi-autonomous region," comparing to the budgets approved in the past years.

The Iraqi parliament approved last week the new budget amounts at 133 trillion dinars, with financial revenues amounts at over 105 trillion dinars from the export of crude oil.

Barzani thanked Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, saying that the latter took into account the rights of Kurds in the meetings that preceded the adoption of the budget.

Erbil will continue support to Abd al-Mahdi, Barzani said, noting that the KRG has recognized "seriousness" of Abd al-Mahdi who maintains good relations with the Kurds.

The KRG wants to seize any opportunity that would put an end to the conflict with Baghdad in various issues based on the Constitution, Barzani said, adding that Erbil and Baghdad have "excellent coordination" on terrorism, which is better than ever before.

Despite the defeat of ISIS, the KRG is still afraid of the terrorist organization's re-emergence in many areas, especially Nineveh and Anbar, Barzani said, adding that "ISIS is not over yet."
Last Modified: Sunday، 27 January 2019 09:42 PM
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