1,190 Policy 09/10/2020 20:57
Baghdad Today – Follow-up
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirmed, Thursday, September 10, 2020, that the dialogues with the Kurdistan Regional Government are very positive.
Al-Kazemi began a visit to the Kurdistan region today to discuss the outstanding issues in which he met with the President of the Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, and it is hoped that tomorrow he will meet with the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani.
Al-Kazemi told a Kurdish media outlet that “there is a clear understanding on the part of us and the regional government, and our dialogues are very positive and successful.”
The Prime Minister visited one of the Anfal campaign sites during his visit to the Kurdistan region, which was implemented by the previous regime in 1988.
“I say to the victims of the former regime in southern and central Iraq and in Kurdistan that this will not be repeated. What happened is Iraqi pain and pain for all of humanity,” Al-Kazemi said.
“We must prevent the return of dictatorship by preserving the democratic system in our country and improving the infrastructure, education and health in order to ensure that what happened will not be repeated,” he said.
Earlier, Ahmed Mulla Talal, a spokesman for the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, confirmed that the government is very optimistic in light of the bilateral emphasis on the continuation of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil.
Ahmed Mulla Talal said, in a televised interview (Baghdad Today), that “Al-Kazemi held important meetings with the President of the Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, and the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani.”
Mulla Talal added, “Al-Kazemi inspected the port of Ibrahim Al-Khalil, and there is an agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve all pending issues, and for the constitution to be the rule, and a phased agreement was obtained from 3 months until the end of 2020, and we intend to conclude a new agreement to be implemented under the 2021 budget.”
He continued, “Al-Kazemi will meet tomorrow with the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, and a meeting will be held to deal with the outstanding issues,” pointing out that “Nechirvan Barzani was following up on common issues during his presidency of the regional government and now he is his head and has great experience and he was a few days ago in Baghdad and the topic will be followed up after.” An iftar banquet will be held tomorrow morning, to which the Iraqi government delegation has been invited. ”
“The Iraqi government is very optimistic in light of the bilateral emphasis on continuing the dialogue, and it is possible to reach consensus formulas regarding the federal government’s authority over border crossings and disputed areas, and the oil and gas law,” the Prime Minister’s spokesman affirmed.
He pointed out that “the Iraqi government is responsible for securing the salaries of the region’s employees, but in return, his government must abide by the terms of the interim agreement until the end of the year in preparation for concluding an agreement regarding the 2021 budget.”
Al-Kazemi held two meetings today with the President of the Democratic Party and the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The first meeting witnessed, according to an official statement, the overall situation on the national scene, the most prominent challenges in the country, the unification of positions at the national level, as well as the file for holding early elections.
Al-Kazemi stressed during the meeting the actual need for reform in Iraq, and for the priority in national action to cross the country over the current challenges.
He pointed out that “the high-level coordination between the armed forces of all kinds and the Peshmerga helped to make victory over the terrorist ISIS gangs, and it is the one who will protect the land and secure the opportunity for prosperity and development for the country.”
The Prime Minister also indicated the importance of integration in the positions between the federal government and the regional government, and stressed that the Kurdistan region is an integral and essential part of Iraq, and that the dialogue and the constitution are the tent that secures a secure future for a unified and stable Iraq.
He pointed out that “the opportunity is now available to raise the level of Iraqi action on the international scene, to strengthen Iraq’s position among nations.”
For his part, Massoud Barzani expressed his happiness at the visit of the Prime Minister, stressing the availability of intentions for everyone, to make efforts in reform and resolve the outstanding issues between the federal government and the regional government.
In the second meeting with Masrour Barzani, Al-Kazemi confirmed, according to a second statement, that “the experience of security cooperation and integration in the performance of the armed forces in the face of terrorist ISIS has strengthened national unity and made victory possible.”
He also indicated that “the sovereignty of Iraq is the word that unites us as Iraqis, and there is no room for neglecting it, indicating that the opportunity is now available to strengthen joint action and to provide the best effort that serves the Iraqi citizen, as well as to accelerate the pace of preparation for holding early elections, in a way that secures the best honest expression of the people’s voice.” Al-Iraqi and his real choices. ”
Masrour Barzani expressed his happiness at the meeting, stating that “the regional government aims to solve all outstanding issues, and that he is looking forward to consolidating long-term solutions and supporting the efforts of the Al-Kazemi government seeking reform in all areas.”