A delegation headed by Talabani to visit Baghdad soon and “optimism” to solve a dilemma

Time: 7/17/2020 23:50:07

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative in Baghdad, Faris Issa, revealed today, Friday, that a delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani will conduct a visit soon (not specified) to Baghdad to complete previous negotiations on outstanding issues.

Essa said in a press statement that “the government of Erbil has no problem with managing the oil file in accordance with the country’s constitution, which recognizes the management of oil by the federal government with the participation of the region and the provinces.”

With regard to the border outlets of Kurdistan, which posed a dilemma between the region and Baghdad, Issa said that “the Iraqi government has controlled border outlets in some provinces that were not under its control, while all border outlets in the region are under the control of his government.”

He added, “Federal institutions of the customs and passports police operating inside the border crossings in the Kurdistan region will reach an understanding with the federal government regarding the financial imports of the border outlets.” Without further details.

It is noteworthy that, over the past weeks, three delegations from the Kurdistan region held negotiations with officials in Baghdad, focused on discussing the crisis of salaries of the region’s employees to be paid by Baghdad.

Baghdad pays 453 billion dinars monthly in salaries to the region’s employees, according to official data.

On June 11, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi announced the creation of a plan for state control of all land and sea border crossings, to stop the “waste of money” estimated at billions of dollars.

It is noteworthy that the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, said during his meeting today, Friday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Ludrian and the accompanying delegation who arrived in Erbil this evening from Baghdad, “We did not ask for anything that contradicts the Iraqi constitution, and we reject anything less than our constitutional rights.” “.

Ammar Al-Masoudi



Iraq reveals the details of the “economic cooperation” session with the United States and the Gulf states

Iraq reveals the details of the “economic cooperation” session with the United States and the Gulf states

Policy 07/17 2020 14:00 442 Editor: ht    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

On Friday, July 17, 2020, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed the details of the economic cooperation discussions session between the Iraqi government and the United States of America, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The ministry said in a statement received (Baghdad today), “A tripartite discussion session that brought together representatives of the governments of the Republic of Iraq, the United States of America and the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States; was held yesterday via video call, to discuss the topic of the electrical link project between Iraq and the Arab Gulf states” .

The statement added that “this session comes with the organization and support of the government of the United States of America, and aims to work to find an effective way to implement the electrical link project between Iraq and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in addition to moving forward in encouraging economic cooperation between the Iraqi and Gulf sides.”

He pointed out that “the session issued a joint statement summarizing the renewal of the government of Iraq, the United States, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council electrical linkage project to connect electrical networks to Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The United States is committed to facilitating this project, and providing support wherever it is the need”.

The joint statement pointed out that “this project will provide the necessary electrical energy to Iraqi citizens, and support economic development in Iraq, especially in the southern provinces.”

And that “the government of Iraq, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the United States are looking forward to increased and close cooperation in the economic, energy fields between the United States, Iraq, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, to be the basis for peace, development, and prosperity in the region.”

The government of Iraq, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the United States called for “the speedy and full implementation of the pledges made in 2018 by the international community at the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction in Iraq.”