On the eve of Al-Kazemi’s visit, Baghdad and Erbil give hands to “trouble spots”

Kurdistan Region




Kurdistan Regional Government delegation

Samir Hawrami

2020-09-09 11:29

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Shafaq News / The spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, who heads the official delegation of the regional government, during his visit to Baghdad, today, Wednesday, revealed that meetings are continuing in Baghdad with the Iraqi government, pointing out that there is a good intention to address the outstanding problems between the two parties.

In an interview with Shafaq News, Samir Hawrami said, “In order to reach a final agreement, we need discussions, examining the differences in a deeper way, and reaching a joint understanding formula, and on the light of which we sign the final agreement.”

Hawrami added, “The trouble spots have been identified, and we are currently looking into legal justifications to address these problems.”

The provincial government delegation headed by Talabani arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday to resume negotiations with senior Iraqi government officials to reach an understanding that would lead to an agreement to solve the outstanding problems between the two governments.

The delegation met yesterday, Tuesday, with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and Minister of Finance, Ali Allawi. 

Earlier Wednesday, an informed political source told Shafaq News that Al-Kazemi will visit Erbil tomorrow, Thursday, to meet with regional leaders and leaders.

Al-Kazemi is expected to discuss several files in Erbil, including the pending disputes between Baghdad and Erbil for many years, fighting ISIS remnants, as well as holding early parliamentary elections.

This will be Al-Kazemi’s first visit to the Kurdistan Region since the formation of his government last May.

The Kurdistan Region was among the parties that strongly supported Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s rise to the presidency of the federal government.

Al-Kazemi government and the Kurdistan Region have been holding talks for months to resolve the outstanding disputes between Baghdad and Erbil for many years, and at the forefront of which are the disputed areas, the file of managing oil wealth and distributing their revenues.



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