SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A delegation from Iraq’s Coordination Framework will visit the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday to meet Kurdish parties, the State of Law Alliance said.
The delegation led by Nouri al-Maliki, head of State of Law, will discuss the formation of a new government in Baghdad, State of Law Alliance’s spokesman Baha Nuri told Esta Media Network.
“Our aim is to form a strong consensus government,” Nuri told Esta Media Network.
“We will negotiate with the Kurdish and Sunni parties as well as the independents to reach an agreement.
The delegation will first visit Erbil to meet leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Iraqi media reported.
It will then meet with officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), according to Coordination Framework sources.
The Coordination Framework includes State of Law led by Maliki, al-Fatih Alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri, Ata Movement, National Forces Alliance, Haquq Movement and Fadhila party.
Iraqi parties have begun negotiations on the formation of a new government following the announcement of final results of the October elections in Iraq.
Sadrist movement led by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr won 73 seats in the 329-seat house. State of Law Alliance won 33 seats, while al-Fatih Alliance secured 17 seats.
Earlier this month, leaders from Coordination Framework held a meeting with Sadr in Baghdad to discuss election results.
Analysts have warned that – in a country still recovering from decades of war and chaos, and where most parties have armed wings – political disputes could spark a dangerous escalation.