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A high level Kurdish delegation led by Kurdistan PM Nechirvan Barzani will visit Baghdad on Sunday to meet with their Iraqi counterparts in the latest round of negotiations between the federal government and Erbil. A Kurdish official told Rudaw that the focus of the meetings will be Kurdistan Region’s budget that has been blocked by Baghdad for almost a year. The Kurdish delegation will be meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, President Fuad Masum and Parliamentary speaker Salim al-Jibouri. Deputy PM Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan’s Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami and Finance Minister Rebaz Hamlan will be part of the delegation...!
Parliamentary source told Iraqi News “The parliament has lifted its regular session of today until next Sunday.”
...PARLIAMENT HELD IT'S SESSION TODAY...ALL TOP KURD DELEGATES ARE IN BAGHDAD SUNDAY...ABADI, MASSUM, JABOURI WILL BE MEETING WITH THEM...IT TAKES MASSUMS SIGNATURE TO INITIATE THE FEDERAL BUDGET...THEY ARE ALL IN ONE ROOM SUNDAY!
“A first reading was done on Thursday of the first draft of Iraq’s 2015 budget, but it ended without any agreement,” said Ahmad Rashid, head of the Iraqi parliamentary finance committee."
THE THING IS...AFTER A FIRST READING THE BUDGET IS SENT BACK FOR CHANGES AND USUALLY IS A 2 WEEK PERIOD...ALTHOUGH REPORTS SAY IT WAS IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS...IMO IT WAS IN PARLIAMENT AND WAS SO AGAIN TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A SECOND READING...MY REASONING IS...NO WAY THE TOP KURD DELEGATION IS MEETING WITH ABADI, JABOURI, AND MASSUM ON SUNDAY UNLESS THEY ARE READY TO FINALIZE THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS...