Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Peshmerga
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Shafaq News / The Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga, Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, announced on Tuesday that a delegation from the ministry will visit Baghdad soon in order to resolve the issue of reaching a final agreement with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense regarding the joint redeployment in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad .
Yawar said in a statement he made to reporters today that the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Ministry of Defense will hold a meeting soon to reach a final agreement regarding the joint redeployment in the disputed areas .
He added, “In general, we are continuing with meetings and discussions, and there will be another meeting between us soon between the two joint coordination committees between the Ministry of Peshmerga and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense .”
“The two sides have one opinion regarding the existence of close coordination between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army to eliminate ISIS, especially in Diyala, Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk, Makhmour and Mosul, ” he said. ” But this matter needs a mechanism between the two parties .”
He also said that “until now we have not reached a final agreement on this mechanism,” adding that “we have reached a common understanding regarding the points of this mechanism, but we will reach an appropriate way to resolve this mechanism, and then we will sign the final agreement between the two sides.”
The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, recently agreed to open 4 joint coordination centers with the Kurdistan Region in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.