Journal News January 27, 2018
BAGHDAD – Oil source held a meeting in Davos between Oil Minister Abdul-Jabbar al-Luaibi and (his counterpart) Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but the two sides did not issue any official statement clarifying the outcome of the meeting ».
The source said that «the federal government agrees with the territorial government that the export of Kirkuk oil and disputed areas under the authority of the Federal Oil Ministry and the oil marketing company Sumo», stressing the importance of «the agreement of the two governments on a specific amount of oil issued by the region, and not as in the past when “It was agreed without commitment.”
The source added that the ministry has no knowledge of what was announced by the Prime Minister recently, as a statement issued by him personally, in addition to the ministry has not yet received any guidance from the government on the oil file of the region.
According to the source, who asked not to be named, “Abadi returned to Baghdad but the oil minister Abdul-Jabbar al-Allaibi is not back yet, and still has some work and tours,” noting that “after the return of the minister we will know what happened in the meetings, and what Are the most prominent agreements that have been achieved ».
The declaration of Abadi, the agreement with the Kurdistan region on the export of oil through the Iraqi Oil Ministry and the oil marketing company «Sumo», Hafitha Barzani, who confirmed that the meeting did not include such an agreement.
No official position has yet been issued by the Iraqi Oil Ministry or the Sumo Company on the agreement announced by Abbadi in Davos with the Kurdistan region of Iraq to hand over the region’s oil to the Federal Oil Ministry.
The former deputy in the parliament Hassan Jihad, said a press statement that «the Kurdistan Regional Government President Barzani, described his meeting with the Prime Minister in Davos as positive, but denied the agreement with Abadi on the delivery of oil region to Sumo, and denied the statement in the Federal Government issued After the meeting ».
He added that «the statement issued by the federal government after that meeting was more clear, as the text that the Office of Financial Supervision to oversee the salaries of staff of the region, and to undertake the federal government to pay, and the export of oil through Sumo, as well as the delivery of airports and border crossings Federal Authority ».