Showed Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rose Nuri Shaways, on Monday, optimism about the future of Iraq in the field of natural resources, and among that Iraq is among the largest energy producing countries in the world with imports up to 93% of the annual budget, called for negotiations between the province Kurdistan and the center and the rest of the provinces in the field of oil and speed up the enactment of laws related to this area.
He said Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Rose Nuri Shaways, in a speech on the sidelines of the opening of the Third International Conference on Energy in Erbil and attended (range Press), “optimistic about the future of Iraq in the wealth of nature, especially with what we possess of oil and gas reserves where Iraq is considered among the major energy producing countries in the world. “
He Shaways “because oil imports constitute 93% of the annual budget for Iraq it is necessary to pay more attention to this area and we are trying by all means to develop it in the interest of the Iraqi people.”
He Shaways “must also address all the problems that hinder the development of the oil sector in Iraq through the Constitution and dialogue and negotiation, especially between the Kurdistan region and the rest of the center and the provinces it is necessary to pass laws related to this area.”
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani confirmed on Monday that the Kurdish people and Kurdistan, “made their decision to export oil to Turkey will not back off him,” and with the exception that all the deals that were signed “legal”, pointed out that the head of the former regime of Saddam Hussein “used the wealth of Iraq to suppress the Kurds, but Kurdistan is now safe and stable. “
The Kurdistan Alliance announced today, Monday, (December 2, 2013), that the Kurdistan region will not back down from his constitutional right to export oil through its territory to any country, and as he emphasized that export oil to Turkey came as stipulated by the Constitution, pointed out that the Vice Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani is not able to change the terms of the Constitution.
The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani, on Sunday, (the first of December 2013), during a joint press conference with Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz was held in the office of al-Shahristani, the agreement with Turkey not to export Iraqi oil through its territory, only after government approval Iraq, and pointed to the existence of a preliminary agreement between the two parties to connect piping southern Iraqi pipelines export North passing through Turkish territory, while detecting and Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz in the formation of a tripartite committee comprising the Iraqi government and the Turkish and the Kurdistan Regional Government to resolve outstanding problems on the export of oil.
The Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz arrived on a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday, (the first of December 2013), to meet some Iraqi officials prior to his participation in the Energy Forum, in Erbil.
Officials in response, on Saturday, (November 30, 2013), that the Iraqi authorities prevented the landing of Turkish special in the Kurdistan region, and as pointed out that the decision comes with the proximity of an energy conference in Erbil in the presence of personalities Turkish, pointed criticism from local officials for the decision , who called it “pathetic moves by Baghdad.”
The recent decision to prevent private Turkish aircraft on the eve of an energy conference lasts for four days in Erbil, is supposed to be attended by Turkish Energy Minister.
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