KRG delegation to visit Baghdad next week 11/20/2015
KRG delegation to visit Baghdad next week
11/20/2015 0 Comments
Iraqi deputy parliament speaker Aram Sheikh Mohammed has announced that a Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegation is to visit Baghdad next week in an attempt to resolve longstanding issues with the central government.
In a statement Mohammed said, “Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi has told me that a KRG delegation will visit Baghdad at the beginning of the coming week. The purpose of the visit is to discuss longstanding issues that persist between both governments.”
Mohammed also stated that since the beginning of the current crisis in the Kurdistan Region, there has been no meeting between Erbil and Baghdad, BasNews reported.
Leading the agenda will be the war against Islamic State, but the Erbil delegation will also be hoping to make headway in negotiations over the 2016 federal budget.
A draft of the budget is soon to be put before parliament in Baghdad, and the KRG has time and again expressed a desire to resolve the oil and budget impasse that has complicated relations between the two governments since early 2014.
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