The media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, that the federal government is not responsible for any contracts concluded by the Kurdistan Regional Government with foreign companies from outside Iraq in respect of oil fields or other and who bear all the material and legal consequences, whatever.
Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office of Information, said in a statement to the newspaper “Al-Sabah Al-Jadid” that “the last meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the head of the regional government, Nechirvan Barzani, was emphasized on a set of principles and the basis for solving problems between Baghdad and Erbil, Of the fields located in the region, “noting that” the file sovereign is subject to the authority of the federal government and must be received by the Iraqi oil marketing company Sumo of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil. ”
Al-Hadithi said that “any oil or investment contracts concluded by the government of the Territory during the previous periods without the knowledge of the federal government is not responsible for them and bear the territorial government all the material and legal consequences,” pointing out that “any contract concluded must be subject to the federal government and the Iraqi Oil Ministry And their diligence and knowledge and any work outside this framework, has no interest in it. ”
Al-Hadithi revealed the existence of technical committees and specialized teams consisting of the Sumo Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil and the Energy Committee in the Council of Ministers and some concerned authorities in the Government of the Territory, noting that “its work will be limited to activating the agreement reached between the two governments and translate them on the ground during the coming period “He said.
He said al-Hadithi that “the prevailing atmosphere today between the federal government and the region is much better than it was before the referendum, as well as a significant change in the positions of the region in terms of the Constitution and respect the decision of the Federal Court on the referendum,” and noted that “this change is positive for the better Which is in the right direction, but we are waiting for the positions and principles announced by the region and understandings reached with his government in previous meetings with Prime Minister Abbadi by giving powers to the technical committees to do its work properly and resolve the joint files between the parties.