KRG to discuss latest developments on public servants’ salaries

A KRG delegation visited Baghdad in late November to hold talks with Iraqi authorities regarding the outstanding budgetary and financial issues with Erbil.
KRG Council of Ministers meeting, Nov. 22, 2023. (Photo: KRG)
KRG Council of Ministers meeting, Nov. 22, 2023. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers is set to hold its regular meeting on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments regarding the Kurdistan Region public employees’ salaries.

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani is chairing the session in attendance of his Deputy Qubad Talabani in Erbil, according to a statement from KRG Media and Information Department.

The ministers will discuss the latest developments regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share in Iraq’s three-year budget as well as the monthly salaries of civil servants, the press release said.

A KRG delegation visited Baghdad in late November to hold talks with Iraqi authorities regarding the outstanding budgetary and financial issues with Erbil.

However, the Kurdish region’s share in the budget has been set as 12 percent; the semi-autonomous region has not received its share since the three-year budget’s approval in June. Instead, Baghdad has paid Erbil’s financial entitlements in loans until September.

The KRG has officially requested Baghdad to send additional funds to cover the remaining months of the year until the amendment of the budget law, Sabah said.

The 700 billion IQD ($538 million) is supposed to be transferred monthly to the Kurdistan Region per an agreement between the two governments.