High KRG delegation led by PM Barzani heads to Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi shakes hands with Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani as he arrives in Erbil, December 8, 2021.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani headed to Baghdad on Saturday to hold talks with high-ranking Iraqi officials, according to a statement released by the KRG.

A high-governmental delegation led by Prime Minister Barzani headed to Baghdad, it intended to hold a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, as mentioned in the statement.

KRG’s statement also referred, to Barzani’s visit objective saying, “It aims to discuss the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad in order to find a solution in accordance with the constitution”.

“Oil and Gas issue will be specifically discussed,” it said.

Barzani’s surprise visit to Baghdad coincides with Turkey’s constant attacking of the Kurdistan Region and breaching Iraq’s sovereignty, and also the Iraqi oil Ministry’s fresh attempts to take over the Kurdistan Region’s crude supplies through a legal battle with the Region’s officials.

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