Kurdistan meets the conditions of Baghdad and expects to lift the air embargo at the end of the month


Release date: 2018/2/15 21:05 • 113 times read
The spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Sven Dziyi, on Thursday, that the region met the conditions of the federal government regarding the management of airports, and is expected to lift the air embargo soon.
“There has been no agreement by the federal government to lift the air embargo on the Kurdistan region, reopen Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports, and there are negotiations with Baghdad, but there is no conference to open the two airports,” Dziay said in a statement.
He added that “the federal government had a number of points within the negotiations, first and foremost the administration of airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, control and control of the Civil Aviation Authority,” declaring that “the territorial government had no objection to it.”
He explained that “the Civil Aviation Authority is the only one that controls the airports all over Iraq and there is no objection by the Government of the Territory to take over the administration of airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah; but despite this position there was no development on the subject with the Center.”
“The last time the air embargo on the airports of the region was extended by the federal government was at the end of last year, until the end of February,” revealing “the hopes of the region that there is no further extension of the air blockade, and lifting the ban by the end of this month.” is over

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