Parliament’s financial committee confirmed that any cuts in 2019 budget wouldn’t include salaries and pensions, MP Hoshear Abdullah member of the committee said.
‘The committee made proposals to Finance Ministry and the budget commission to transform 2019 budget from state’s institutions budget to the people’s one’ he said.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to increase electricity production and stability during the coming summer and to fulfill the ministry's commitments to improve the electrical system.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received on Wednesday the chief executive of the British Petroleum Group, Bob Dudley, who expressed the company's desire to work in Iraq and his admiration for plans to stabilize and develop the economy.
Iraq's representative to the United Nations Mohammad Bahr al-Ulum said the government's success in providing salaries for all employees in 2019, including Peshmerga fighters.
Kuwait's ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi, reiterated Wednesday his country's full support for Iraq.