The new ministerial council of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is holding its first session today to discuss the government’s agenda.
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani will chair the meeting with his deputy, Qubad Talabani, and the attendance of his cabinet, which is still missing a member.
Barzani took his oath of office last Wednesday, confirming him as the new prime minister following a majority vote by parliament approving both his appointment and that of his cabinet.
The KRG has 21 ministers, with the post of minister of natural resources still vacant for now, as a candidate has yet to be chosen by the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP).
In the inaugural session, officials are expected to discuss the outlines of the government’s agenda, Kurdistan 24 has learned. The ministers are also expected to present their respective strategy to achieve the government’s goals during their four-year tenure.
They will also discuss the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, unresolved disputes, and Erbil-Baghdad relations.
On its official website, the KRG has outlined its agenda, summarized in dozens of points falling under seven categories: reform, improving services, ties between the KRG and the Iraqi government, political pluralism, international relations, economy and finance, and effective governance.