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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday discussed with the delegation of the Kurdistan Region, which is visiting Baghdad to discuss the referendum planned on the 25th of the month for the future independence from Iraq.
Abadi said in his weekly press conference, following the meeting of his government, that dialogue with the Kurdish delegation “was in accordance with the interests of the country.”
Abadi added that “the atmosphere of the meeting was respectful and there was understanding during the meeting.”
Abadi had met with the Kurdish delegation yesterday for two hours, where they discussed the subject of the referendum on independence.
The delegation, which arrived in Baghdad on Monday, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways president, and members of the President of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Fouad Hussein, a spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Saadi Ahmed Bireh and a member of the leadership of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Mohammed Ahmed and deputies in the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Turkmenistan Majed Othman And Christian Romeo Hakkari and Yezidi MP in the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil.
The delegation will continue its meetings in Baghdad with the leaders of Iraq, where the program is scheduled to include the Kurdish delegation to visit senior Shiite clerics, including the Supreme Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani.