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Abadi, Kurdish delegation discuss Baghdad-Erbil outstanding problems

Abadi, Kurdish delegation discuss Baghdad-Erbil outstanding problems

Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi met on Monday with the Kurdish delegation, assigned by the Supreme Committee of the Region's independence referendum, in Baghdad, Abadi's office said in a statement Tuesday.
Both sides hailed the common efforts between the federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region in defeating ISIS in Mosul, the statement read.

They confirmed the importance of retaking the other areas in Iraq from ISIS grip.

The meeting witnessed a candid dialogue on activating the mechanisms to settle Baghdad-Erbil outstanding problems peacefully, the statement added. 

They agreed to continue a serious and constructive dialogue to achieve the interests of the Iraqi people and remove the accumulated historical concerns to preserve the unity of Iraq, the statement continued. 


The statement did not mention whether they discussed the referendum.

On June 7, Barzani met with Kurdistan political figures and parties and agreed to hold an independence referendum on September 25. They also agreed to hold parliamentary and presidential elections soon after the referendum.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 15 August 2017 10:30 AM