A high-level delegation headed by Iraqi Interior Minister Yassin al-Yasiri will visit the capital, Erbil, Interior Minister Reaper Ahmed said on Tuesday.
“We will discuss with the high-level delegation the problems that our citizens are still facing with regard to the civil status issue,” Ahmed told reporters.
The delegation was special on the work of the two ministries only.
On the visit of committees from the region to Baghdad, the minister said that “the Kurdistan Regional Government is waiting for the federal government to prepare its committees in order to seriously talk about the differences and outstanding issues at once.”
“Our committees are ready and it is scheduled to visit Baghdad at any time the federal government is ready to receive us,” Ahmed said.
A high-level delegation from the Iraqi government will visit Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region, on Wednesday to meet with a government official Masrour Barzani.
A source in the provincial government Shafaq News, said the delegation will be headed by Interior Minister Tawfiq al-Yasiri, accompanied by managers in the departments of nationality, passports, borders and traffic.
This delegation was preceded by a first visit to Erbil on the 25th of last month, including a high-level delegation including Finance Minister Fuad Hussein, Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Authority Faleh Al-Fayyad, Oil Minister Thamer Al-Ghadban and Director of the Office of Prime Minister Abu Jihad Al-Hashemi.
The Baghdad delegation discussed with Kurdistan officials the issue of the budget and oil and other outstanding issues between the two sides, in an attempt to resolve all these problems before the preparations for the approval of the budget next year.
After the formation of his government, the middle of last month Masrour Barzani, a visit to the capital Baghdad, led by a high government delegation, during which he met the three Iraqi presidencies, in what he described his visit as “positive.”
These meetings come after a qualitative leap in the relationship between Baghdad and Kurdistan following Twitter following the holding of the independence referendum in late 2017, and the subsequent actions by the federal government.
Overall, there is a positive atmosphere in the relationship between the two parties since the formation of the new Iraqi government, and the new government in Kurdistan, as the Kurds feel that Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi does not seek a similar rival to his predecessor, who had a good relationship with Kurdish leaders since the seventies of the last century .