Release Date: 2017/9/27 22:30
The Kurdistan Regional Government announced on Wednesday its acceptance of negotiations with the federal government to send observers to civilian airports in the province.
“The government has decided to negotiate with the government on sending observers to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports,” said Mouloud Bawah Murad, minister of transport and communications in the provincial government.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Administration has notified foreign airlines that as of 6 pm Baghdad time on Friday, all flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports will be suspended except for Iraqi companies for their private flights until further notice.
The Council of Ministers decided on Tuesday to stop flights from other countries to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports or to depart from them to other countries. This suspension is valid until the work of the two airports is subject to the supervision and supervision of the Border Ports Authority and the Federal Civil Aviation Authority. The two airports mentioned above to carry out legally mandated tasks.
The federal government gave the region until 6 pm on Friday to implement the resolution, otherwise it would impose an international air embargo on Kurdistan.
The provincial authorities rejected the federal decision this morning and said they did not hand over the two airports