The Council of Ministers held its regular meeting this morning 22 October 2018 chaired by Mr. Mutaz Mousa Abdallah Salim Prime Minister. The Council devoted its meeting to deliberating the macroeconomic situation, reform vision and the methodology of preparing the budget for the fiscal year 2019. This time is preceded by study and analysis of the macroeconomic situation and included ambitious goals that require the provision of resources and policies and an adult and the beginning of the shift from balancing items to the budget programs and seeks to stabilize the exchange rate and aims to achieve a stable economic growth and Stdam also aims to enable the private sector to lead economic activity and is committed to the unity of the budget within the framework of supporting decentralization is committed to economic policies and reforms supportive of production and productivity, the budget is committed to religious values and promotes the issue of financial transparency system
The budget directives are sectoral, aiming at achieving national unity, promoting the values of freedom and democracy, establishing peace and establishing constitutional structures, and in the economic development sector aiming at achieving the comprehensive agricultural renaissance, doubling the contribution of the manufacturing industry, developing the competitiveness of national products, The aim is to develop the civil service, reform the educational environment, provide health for all, reduce poverty and promote the use of information and communication technology
In general, the budget guidelines were to achieve four strategic objectives: economic and structural reform, improving people's pension, reducing poverty, rule of law, fighting corruption and reforming the civil service
The Council of Ministers approved the vision of reform and guidance of the budget of 2019 stressing the mandate of the Ministry of Finance on public funds and the need to curb inflation and set priorities in public spending and raise production and productivity to increase exports of the country, and prevent illegal levies and give priority to electrification of agricultural projects new energies and ease the burden of living for citizens and review Wages, pensions and interest in applied scientific research related to increasing production.