Barzani, issued a statement on the reform plan in the Kurdistan Region

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The President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, on Thursday evening, a statement on the reform plan in the Kurdistan Region.

The statement said that "in the framework of the declaration of the program of reforms and tackle corruption, during the past three months, providing 93 case to the Integrity Commission and the prosecutor general, and are these institutions are now working on these files and began the process of investigation and legal proceedings, and has the assignment of part of these issues to the courts ".

Barzani text of the statement:

In the name of of Allah the Merciful

Perform repairs and the application of the foundations of good governance in the province of Kurdistan, an ongoing need and at the same time a national duty Mubarak, and must look to the provincial institutions away from the personal, political and partisan interests, as a national project supported.

I want here to greet and express my support for the plan for reform of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the World Bank, prepared with the assistance of the United Nations and support for the institutions involved, and the Ministry of Planning in the Government of Kurdistan and organizations and private institutions and local foreign province, which announced a road map to 30/05/2016.

Our thanks and appreciation as well as the World Bank and United Nations organizations and all other interested parties, which was to help and support for the development of this plan, the review and reform of the executive and financial structure of the ministries and government institutions, is one of the objectives of this reform program, which we declared on February 10 of this year, it was included by well in the reform plan for the Kurdistan Regional Government under the supervision of the World Bank.

This, along with the interest in the private sector and the banking system and not rely only on oil revenues, and create jobs, and ease the burden on the poor citizens of Kurdistan, it is a great blessing and targets referenced as part of a reform plan to the provincial government. Most important for us is the implementation of the plan, and for this purpose we have our full support for the success of the project, and continue to do so by the will of the seriousness, the application of the road map and must carefully at all of the Kurdistan Regional Government institutions, and support of all political parties and civil society organizations, the media and watching the road map, At the same time the government should publish the results of the plan phase transition to public opinion.

We have had over the past period a series of meetings with the Council of the Judiciary and the Integrity Commission and the prosecution and the Court of financial control, and we expressed our full support for the success of the project and reach its objectives, these institutions in the Kurdistan Region and in accordance with applicable laws are primarily responsible for the application of the legal rule, and the political will, we confirmed her support, the existence of the will and strong support from our side for better functioning properly, and removing barriers to work.

As part of a declaration of the program of reforms and tackle corruption, during the past three months, providing 93 case to the Integrity Commission and the prosecutor general, and are these institutions are now working on these files and began the process of investigation and legal proceedings, and has the assignment of part of these issues to the courts.

Issued the Kurdistan Regional Government, recently 40 decision, within the framework of the reform and transparency project, and reduce costs and increase revenue, and relate to the majority decisions transparent and regulate the oil sector, it is necessary to inform the people of Kurdistan on the reforms that we have undertaken in the Ministry of Natural Resources, dated 17. Results 4-2016 decision to No. 4 in Kurdistan, which requires that all institutions in the Kurdistan region that the necessary information and figures submitted to the Office of financial monitoring, find out oil revenues, and the task of transparency in it.

At the level of the Ministry of Peshmerga, in the history of 21.04.2016, the decision to No. 5 in Kurdistan has been the formation of a special committee, headed by President of the Presidium of the Kurdistan Region, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, to initiate reform in the ministry is continuing and steps, As for abuses on the territory of the state, and was in the history of 09.05.2016 decision No. 8 of the formation of a committee headed by the legal Adviser at the presidency of the Kurdistan region, has been taking measures and good steps in this area.

On the subject of drugs, investment, oil, banks, was to determine the necessary reform and the fight against corruption in these important sectors, measures, and the people of Kurdistan will see results in the near future.

It points out that it is necessary in this period the face of corruption entirely, and that is not limited to a particular area, and that includes all the organs and institutions of the region, as well as should not be confused with the project of reform and political differences, and that everyone should strive to this goal away from partisan interests.

Again reassure the people of Kurdistan that no one in this project is no immunity, and that includes all sectors and institutions, should not be any obstacle that prevents the state institutions of the implementation of the program and plans for reform and anti-corruption, and steps of an ongoing project and the need to coordinate and patience of all parties.

Massoud Barzani

09/06/2016