ERBIL — The Iraqi government has promised to resolve the issues between Baghdad and Erbil, but the Kurdistan Region is still waiting for the fulfilment of those promises, said Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC).
The remarks came after a high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Region met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the sideline of Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
“In the meeting, Mr. Abadi spoke of Baghdad’s readiness to resolve some of the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, and expressed a strong will to ease tensions between the sides,” Barzani was quoted by Kurdistan 24.
However, he noted that the process takes a longer time until all the issues between the sides are addressed.
“We will wait to see whether or not they will implement the promises made today.”
The senior Kurdish official also said that the ban on Kurdistan international flights, which is imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for the independence referendum, would be lifted after the technical issues are resolved.