Baghdad: Independent MP Bassem Al-Gharibawi confirmed on Wednesday that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani had held several meetings with various committees to address the obstacles in passing the oil and gas law. The law requires political consensus to resolve some of its provisions before it can be handed over to Parliament for voting.
Al-Gharibawi stated that in order for the oil and gas law to be passed unanimously in Parliament, there must first be consensus between political parties on its disputed paragraphs.
According to reports, the Prime Minister held several meetings to resolve the oil and gas law and bring together the different viewpoints, especially between Baghdad and Erbil. The aim was to overcome differences and hand over the law to the Parliament for voting. During the meetings, the focus was on resolving the issues related to the law.
According to him, any important laws that are intended to be passed in Parliament must have a political consensus, which means that the agreement between the political blocs will ultimately decide the matter. This applies to any law that is intended to be voted on and put into effect.