Washington welcomes the decision of the Kurdistan export oil through pipelines nation
Washington welcomes the decision of the Kurdistan export oil through pipelines national
BAGHDAD / obelisk: The United States welcomed on Thursday the decision by the government of the Kurdistan region of Iraq on the start exporting 100 000 barrels per day from the beginning of next April and through the Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline.
The U.S. embassy said in a statement obtained by "obelisk", a copy of "The United States welcomed the decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government on start exporting 100,000 barrels of oil per day from the beginning of the month of April and through the Iraqi pipeline - Turkish According to the arrangements relating to the export of oil agreements with the central government in Iraq. and we also welcome the commitment made by the Kurdistan Regional Government in order to ensure the continuation of these exports in parallel with the ongoing talks aimed at reaching a framework agreement on the management of oil and gas sector."
The statement added: "The United States calls upon the Joint Commission of the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which includes experts from the Ministry of Petroleum in the central government and the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government, meeting the goals of future export and evaluated month by month depending on the technical capabilities and in the manner that is compatible with the constitution."
With regard to the discussions ongoing efforts to reach a framework agreement year, the United States, "notes the progress that has been achieved in recent months, including the general principles that would allow all Iraqis benefit fair and equitable manner than expected increases in oil production and export."
"We will continue to act as a neutral intermediary and provide facilities to the extent that you want the leaders of the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and consistent with long-term partnership with Iraq, as set out in the Strategic Framework Agreement."
A statement from the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government said Thursday that the province has agreed to export 100 thousand barrels of oil per day through a network of pipelines Iraq starting from the first of April, and that "as a goodwill gesture" with the continuation of negotiations with Baghdad.