Welcome to form a committee by the United Nations to follow the law of oil and gas
On: Wednesday 15/8/2012 8:52
Baghdad / Ahmed Abed Rabbo
Praised the parliamentary elites and educated among the United Nations initiative which requires formation of a committee to follow up the oil and gas law, which is still stalled in the House of Representatives. As announced Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler the formation of a team of United Nations to follow the law, pointing out that one of the priorities of the international organization.
Most oil experts on the importance of the speedy enactment of a law of oil and gas as it works to develop policies, oil on track and reduces and eliminates the differences in the wealth-sharing, as well as the specified powers.
He welcomed the Hamza oil expert jeweler the United Nations initiative to form a committee to follow up the oil and gas law, pointing out that the passing of the bill will solve the dispute happening between the center and on the management of the region's oil wealth. The Jeweler's (long): The Secretariat of the United Nations discussed the issue with some officials dispute happening to arrive at similar points of view through interpretation of the Constitution, pointing out that the problem of interpreting the constitution is the difference between the central government and the province.
For his part, endorsed the decision of the Commission on oil and energy in the House of Representatives Qasim Muhammad Qasim, the United Nations initiative to form a committee to follow up the oil and gas law because it would press the parliamentary blocs to agree on a draft law for submission to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives for a vote.
Kassem said: There is a divergence of views and the differences in the visions of the parliamentary blocs with respect to the agreement to provide a draft law of oil and gas to the House of Representatives for a vote. The reason for this disparity and difference to the political strife which inflames the Iraqi arena.
He added, has been holding an expanded meeting between the committees of Energy, Oil and legal Alniabaten order of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives of the agreement on the provision of oil and gas law for a vote, but left the meeting without the consent of the two Committees to provide one of the drafts, and as a result was the formation of a joint sub-committee of the two task is to study drafts and stand clauses other than the political blocs. He pointed out that the United Nations decided to form a committee by them to follow the law of oil and gas and to find solutions to the points of disagreement in order to speed up for adoption, confirming that it is a good initiative will help by clicking on the parliamentary blocs to agree on the provision of a draft law to speed up for adoption because it is one of the important laws that determine the fate of the people of natural resources (oil and gas). He said the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler said the Iraqi parliament approved a law on drilling for oil and gas is one of the priorities of the international organization that formed a team to follow up this file. He said: We want to start a discussion about revenue sharing and then move to the oil and gas law. This law is an important starting point to address major problems such as the relationship between Arabs and Kurds and the issue of federalism. I can say that the key. This will allow the availability of base to address these problems. He added: We will direct the formation of al-Fitr festival team to follow up the adoption of the law of oil and gas because of the importance of this law on the Iraqi economy and the overall life in Iraq, because the bulk of Iraq's budget depends on the oil sector. Kubler and stressed the need for consensus between the political blocs in the process of sharing oil wealth, to contribute to the revitalization of the Iraqi economy.
Diplomats and analysts that the dispute between the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq and the central government in Baghdad around the city of Kirkuk and the division of powers and oil revenues is one of the biggest risks to the stability of the country in the long run.
The Iraqi cabinet approved a draft law of oil and gas in 2007 but faced a Kurdish objection, observers believe it represents the differences between Arbil and Baghdad on oil revenue sharing and control of some fields in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan region.
The law will determine the party that controls the vast oil reserves, Iraq's fourth-largest reserves in the world and also aims to attract foreign investors.
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