The Iraqi government reveals that 3 disputes with Kurdistan that have been going on since 2003 will soon end
Baghdad today – Ahmed Mulla Talal, a spokesman for the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said that the government is very optimistic given the bilateral emphasis on continuing dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil.
Ahmed Mulla Talal said, in a televised interview (Baghdad Today), that “Al-Kazemi held important meetings with the President of the Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani.”
Mulla Talal added, “Al-Kazemi inspected the port of Ibrahim Al-Khalil, and there is an agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve all pending issues, and for the constitution to be the rule, and a phased agreement was obtained from 3 months until the end of 2020, and we intend to conclude a new agreement to be implemented under the 2021 budget.”
He continued, “Al-Kazemi will meet tomorrow with the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, and a meeting will be held to deal with the outstanding issues,” pointing out that “Nechirvan Barzani was following up on common issues during his presidency of the regional government and now he is his head and has great experience and he was a few days ago in Baghdad and the topic will be followed up after.” An iftar banquet will be held tomorrow morning, to which the Iraqi government delegation was invited. ”
“The Iraqi government is very optimistic in light of the bilateral emphasis on continuing the dialogue, and it is possible to reach consensus formulas regarding the federal government’s authority over border crossings and disputed areas, and the oil and gas law,” the Prime Minister’s spokesman affirmed.
He pointed out that “the Iraqi government is responsible for securing the salaries of the region’s employees, but in return, his government must abide by the terms of the interim agreement until the end of the year in preparation for concluding an agreement regarding the 2021 budget.”
Al-Kazemi held two meetings today with the President of the Democratic Party and the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The first meeting witnessed, according to an official statement, the overall situation on the national scene, the most prominent challenges in the country, the unification of positions at the national level, as well as the file for holding early elections.
During the meeting, Al-Kazemi stressed Iraq’s actual need for reform, and for national action to be priority to cross the country over the current challenges.
He pointed out that “the high-level coordination between the armed forces of various kinds and the Peshmerga, helped in making victory over the terrorist ISIS gangs, and it is the one who will protect the land and secure the opportunity for prosperity and development for the country.”
The Prime Minister also indicated the importance of integration in the positions between the federal government and the regional government, and stressed that the Kurdistan region is an integral and essential part of Iraq, and dialogue and the constitution are the tent that secures a secure future for a unified and stable Iraq.
He pointed out that “the opportunity is now available to raise the level of Iraqi action on the international scene, in order to strengthen Iraq’s position among nations.”
For his part, Massoud Barzani expressed his happiness at the visit of the Prime Minister, stressing the availability of intentions for everyone, to make efforts in reform and resolve the outstanding issues between the federal government and the regional government.
In the second meeting with Masrour Barzani, Al-Kazemi confirmed, according to a second statement, that “the experience of security cooperation and integration in the performance of the armed forces in the face of terrorist ISIS has strengthened national unity and made victory possible.”
He also indicated that “the sovereignty of Iraq is the word that unites us as Iraqis, and there is no room for neglecting it, indicating that the opportunity is now available to strengthen joint action and to provide the best effort that serves the Iraqi citizen, as well as to accelerate the pace of preparation for holding early elections, in a way that secures the best honest expression of the people’s voice.” Al-Iraqi and his real choices. ”
Masrour Barzani expressed his happiness at the meeting, stating that “the regional government aims to solve all outstanding issues, and that he is looking forward to consolidating long-term solutions and supporting the efforts of the Al-Kazemi government seeking reform in all areas.”