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Council of Ministers – Regular Updates

Council of Ministers – Regular Updates

The Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers meets regularly to discuss new policies and decisions. In this article, you will find a constantly updated list of summaries of the meetings and the links to their respective original sources.

 

  • 2019 11 13: During the meeting, Minister of Peshmerga Shoresh Ismael presented a detailed report on his ministry’s structure and expenditures, stressing the government’s important role in supporting the reform process for Peshmerga affairs. On the latest developments in Baghdad, Region Minister Khalid Salam Saaed highlighted the Federal Supreme Court’s recent amendment to the Iraqi Provincial Law. Following a successful intervention by the Kurdistan Parliament the amended law now allows displaced individuals to vote from outside their province of birth.

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  • 2019 11 06: Prime Minister Barzani expressed his support for the vital contribution of the Kurdistan Region’s hardworking teacher. The KRG agreed to employ all current contract-based public teachers on a permanent basis. The KRG were also presented with a comprehensive report by the Minister of Anfal and Martyrs Affairs, Abdullah Mahmood Mohammad, following which the KRG stated that the fulfilment of therights and entitlements of the victims will form part of the KRG’s ongoing discussions with Baghdad.

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  • 2019 10 30: In light of the ongoing protests, Prime Minister Barzani called for restraint by all sides, reiterating his hope that a peaceful resolution can be found. While welcoming the successful operation to remove Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi as a definitive step in the fight against ISIS, the Prime Minister warned that the terrorist organisation remains a threat. Regarding the instability in Syria, teh Cabinet approved a proposal by the Minister of Interior to establish a humanitarian emergency response fund.

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  • 2019 10 23: Underscoring the need for stability in Iraq, Prime Minister Barzani outlined how a strong partnership between the federal government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government would strengthen the country’s ability to protect its people. The Prime Minister also reaffirmed the Kurdistan Regional Government’s commitment to providing basic services and aid to the 1.1 million displaced people who are seeking refuge in the Kurdistan Region.

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  • 2019 10 09: Addressing the recent developments in Syria, Prime Minister Barzani affirmed that any military escalation in the country’s north-east would have severe consequences beyond the Syrian border. The Prime Minister called on all parties to engage in dialogue to de-escalate the situation and prevent the loss of innocent lives and further displacement of people toward vulnerable areas or the Kurdistan Region.

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  • 2019 10 02: The Cabinet reviewed mechanisms to manage public debt and obligations. Furthermore, ministers were tasked to explore jobs for top graduates, while also reaffirmirming legal obligations of confidentiality KRG employees owe to the government and the Kurdistani people.

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  • 2019 09 18: The ministers decided to fully implement legislation on intellectual property rights. In recognition of the importance of the Kurdistan Region’s agricultural workers, the KRG agreed that it would remove the debts of around 9,000 farmers. This falls in line with the government’s effort to develop and diversify the Region’s economy. In order to enhance security and facilitate trade, a committee responsible for the coordination of entry points was elected.

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  • 2019 09 11: The meeting approved an overhaul of the Kurdistan Region’s taxation system. The formation of a special committee to oversee preparations for the Iraqi national census in 2020 was discussed. A delegation was formed to meet with Iraqi federal representatives to ensure that the Kurdistan Region’s interests are represented in the 2020 Iraqi budget.

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  • 2019 07 30: Technical commitees to negotiate with Baghdad were formed. It was decided that all revenues will be administered by the Ministry of Finance and Economy. The Council of Ministers also began to review a new draft law regulating government pensions, salaries and allowances.

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  • 2019 07 22: The importance of digital government was reiterated. The new KRG portal (gov.krd) will serve as a single platform consolidating information from all government bodies. The Prime Minister empowered ministers to issue new regulations to speed up bureaucracy.

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