UN and international delegation to visit Arbil today to discuss the economic crisis and reforms

Author: AR, HH
Editor: AR, HH

7.3.2016 10:50

Long-Presse / Baghdad
The UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), said Monday that a delegation internationalist featuring its president and ambassadors of foreign countries and the World Bank Country Director in Iraq, will visit the Kurdistan region today, to discuss the economic crisis and reforms, while confirming that the delegation will meet with the region's president, Massoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.

The mission said in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, "a delegation of ambassadors and representatives of the countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, Ambassador Head of the EU mission and World Bank Country Director in Iraq, in addition to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, will visit the region Kurdistan on Monday (the seventh of March 2016). "

The mission added that "the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, the province will receive the delegation will also hold delegation meetings with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani," noting that "the visit will focus on the discussion of the economic, financial and social situation in the region, including the reforms made by the government of the Kurdistan region, as well as the potential importance of political unity and support from the international community. "

The mission pointed out, "the possibility also to address other issues related to political and security developments those relating to the fight against the organization and especially (Daash)."

The Kurdistan Regional Government, facing a severe financial crisis, as a result of the repercussions of the decline in world oil prices, and the war against (Daash), which led to Shell economic life in the region, and delayed its staff salaries for more than four months (since September last 2015), with its large deductions ranging from 15 to 75 percent of the January 2016 salary, which is spending it in the past few days.

The Baghdad and Erbil have reached the end of the year deal last 2014, it stipulates that delivers the Territory and the federal government (oil marketing company SOMO), 550 thousand barrels of oil than those produced from the fields as well as Kirkuk, the Federal Government to take over their share of the general budget of the exchange, but the agreement did not It stands for long as soon collapsed as a result of "lack of commitment of both sides to implement it," according to released from mutual accusations, although in the current 2016 budget law, which included the renewal of that commitment.

It is said that the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is a political mission was established in 2003 by resolution No. 1500, issued by the UN Security Council and at the request of the Iraqi government, the mission has been present in the field since then expanded its role significantly in 2007 with the adoption of Resolution 1770, the security Council extended the mission's mandate until July 31, 2016 through resolution 2233 which was adopted on July 29, 2015.