The decision to recognize Halabja as a province is a token of appreciation for the victims, Iraqi PM Mohammed Shia al-Sudani announced on Wednesday (March 15) at the 7th International Sulaimani Forum.
Sudani said Iraq and the Kurdistan Region have reached an agreement regarding 2023 budget law and that “the strength of the Kurdistan Region is the strength of Iraq.”
The 2023 budget law project will help in resolving all outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, he added.
Sudani stated a government program has been drafted to promote and develop Iraq and a three-year draft budget law has been prepared.
The Iraqi PM also spoke about the decision to formally recognize Halabja as a province, stating the decision was made two days ago. He added the government would continue to serve Halabja along with other provinces in Iraq.