A delegation from Kurdistan is discussing the “referendum” in Baghdad next week

Aug 05, 2017

Baghdad, «Al-Quds Al-Arabi»: A senior source in the Kurdistan Democratic Party – led by the President of the region Massoud Barzani – a visit to the «small delegation» to the capital Baghdad on August 10. 

The source told «Al-Quds Al-Arabi», that «the scheduled scheduled visit of the Kurdish political delegation to Baghdad is the tenth of this month, but that has not been officially announced». According to the source, the delegation will be «miniaturized», and includes Kurdish political figures described as «decision maker». 

Among the most important files to be discussed by the prospective delegation, the subject of “separation” of the Kurdistan region from the Iraqi state, and the implications of the understandings with the federal government in Baghdad. According to the source. 

In the last meeting of the supreme body to hold a referendum in the Kurdistan region, which was held in early August, it was agreed to send a delegation to Baghdad under the supervision of Massoud Barzani (President of the Territory) and Kuzrat Rasul (Vice Chairman of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Vice President of the region), to discuss the issues of referendum and secession . 

“This delegation will come to Baghdad in a few days to negotiate the mechanisms for holding the referendum,” said Majid Shankali, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). 

“The delegation will carry a message explaining that the referendum will not harm Baghdad, but will ensure its security and stability in the future.” 

The Kurds seek to achieve their goal – the Kurdish state through dialogue and research and communication with the rest of the partners, but “in the case of the other party’s refusal to reject, we will proceed with the referendum as it is a natural right of the people of Kurdistan and guaranteed by the principles of human rights and the United Nations and international law. According to Shankali.


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