NERIRVAN BARZANI RUDAOUDO: We did not set a specific time to visit Baghdad


By Ziad al-Haidari 2 hours ago
رئيس حكومة إقليم كوردستان، نيجيرفان البارزاني
President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani

Roudao – Erbil

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, said on Tuesday that no date has yet been fixed to visit the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

“We have not set a specific time for a visit to Baghdad, but we are ready to visit Baghdad and agree with the officials there, this is one of our priorities,” Barzani said in a statement.

On the agreement signed with Russian company Rosneft, he said, “Our agreements with the Russian company Rosneft include the development of oil fields and the reconstruction of the economic infrastructure of the Kurdistan Region, and the purchase of Kurdistan oil and transfer to the refineries in Germany,” asserting that “Russian Rosneft will invest in the territory Kurdistan “.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, has announced on Tuesday, that “a delegation from the Kurdistan Region headed by Nechirvan Barzani, will visit to the capital Baghdad, to discuss the agreements between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Russian company Rosneft.”

“Another delegation from Sulaymaniyah province will visit Baghdad and will be part of the agenda of this visit to discuss countering terrorism,” Abadi told a weekly press conference in Baghdad.

Adding that “negotiations should continue between Baghdad and the parties and political parties in the Kurdistan Region, to reach understandings and resolve outstanding issues.”

Abadi pointed to the importance of coordination between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Iraqi government, saying: “Without coordination between Erbil and Baghdad, we could not free the areas of the city of Mosul.”

On the visit of the Security Council adviser in the Kurdistan Region, pleased Barzani, to Baghdad, said Abbadi, “The visit of Barzani pleased to Baghdad was fruitful and discussed the strengthening of security and military relations between Baghdad and Erbil.”

On the issue of the attack by the Iraqi security forces on the crew of the channel Rudao on the night of the bombing of the “terrorist” in the Karrada area, the Iraqi Prime Minister that this will be followed up.

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