Positive talks between the center and the region and another round in Erbil

Editorial Date: 2018/1/13 23:42

Baghdad: The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government, which visited on Saturday, the capital Baghdad, that the talks with the federal government was positive, noting that “a delegation from the federal government will visit Erbil next Monday to discuss issues related to airports and issues of disagreement between the two sides “He said.

The delegation of the provincial government issued a statement on its meeting with officials in the federal government, and said: “With a view to the implementation of the decision of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of Iraq {137} for 2017, issued by the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, and included the formation of a high committee to resolve disputes with the Kurdistan region, Border crossings, airports, dam management, visited this morning a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by Karim Sinjari (Interior Minister) of Baghdad.

The statement added that the delegation of the Kurdistan region held talks with a special committee of the federal government under the supervision of Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji, pointing out that the meetings were positive.

According to the statement, “Araji stressed the treatment of differences between Erbil and Baghdad and the need to manage border crossings and customs, airports and dams in accordance with the Constitution and the law.”

The statement pointed out that Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, who headed the delegation, stressed that “representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Border Crossings Authority, the Directorate of Dams and the Directorate of Intelligence presented all their basic and main observations regarding the regulation of the relationship between the federal government and the provincial government.”

The statement pointed out that “the discussions were intensive and clear with the Government of Baghdad on the points presented by the members of the government delegation.”

The statement concluded that “the two sides agreed to organize another bilateral meeting in the light of the points agreed upon,” pointing out that “it was decided that the next meeting next Monday in Erbil in order to free the two sides a comprehensive inventory of treatments and solutions that are agreed upon and raised the problems that Need a decision from the Council of Ministers and necessary to manage activities at the border crossings and civil airports and dams. ”

The Interior Ministry spokesman, Saad Maan, said that “the Federal Ministry of Interior held a meeting headed by Interior Minister Qassim Araji with a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, Karim Sinjari,” explaining that “the meeting was fruitful and filled with an atmosphere of harmony and understanding.”

Maan added: “The meeting began to convey greetings of Iraqi President, Haider Abadi to the delegation,” asserting that “the delegation of the region showed a clear understanding and response in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and the laws.”

A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior that “it was clear why the accumulation of some problems is lack of communication because the real communication between the ministries and the sincere intention certainly will have the best solution for all problems between ministries and the like.”

He continued Maan, “especially a lot of detailed matters concerning the Ministry of the Interior, for example, Directorate of nationality and other departments are the federal departments supported by the Ministry of Interior, especially the national card for example, passports and others.”

He stressed that “there are many understandings between the two sides,” pointing out that “there is a detailed meeting of all these matters and discussions on Monday next.”

It is noteworthy that a delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government headed by Interior Minister Karim Sinjari had arrived earlier in the day to the capital Baghdad for talks with officials in the federal government on the management of border crossings.

On September 28, Baghdad imposed a ban on international flights at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports following the referendum on independence on the 25th of the same month.



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