ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum said that a delegation will visit Baghdad in the next 10 days for negotiations with the Iraqi officials over the upcoming independence referendum.
The Turkmen Development Party leader Muhammad Saadaddin Ilhanli told BasNews that the referendum committee decided in its latest meeting to send a delegation to Baghdad in the next 10 days.
Ilhani, who is a member of the referendum committee, said that the delegation will negotiate with the Iraqi authorities to resolve the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil and the miscomprehended issues around the forthcoming independence vote.
He noted that the first delegation for discussions over the independence referendum will head to Baghdad. After August 10, the delegations will be sent to the neighboring countries to assure them that a Kurdistan state will not constitute threats to any states in the Middle East, but it rather will become a political and economical strategic ally to them, he added.
Kurdistan Region has planned a referendum on secession from Iraq for September 25 this year.