Prime Minister Masrour Barzani left for Baghdad on January 11 accompanied by a high-level government delegation.
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudani and they stressed the importance of resolving the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government on the basis of the constitution and Iraqi government formation agenda in the meeting.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minster said, there are many ways to resolve the issues, if there is an intention to resolve the issues and there are endless efforts to resolve the outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, through agreements between the parties and the government’s ministerial agenda.
The Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said there is a strong demand on the part of the Kurdistan Region Government to resolve the issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government in a way that is in the interest of all Iraqi citizens.
The main topic of the meeting was to discuss the preparations for the federal budget bill for 2023 and the details of the financial entitlements of the Kurdistan Region in the federal budget, the steps of preparation the federal oil and gas bill as stated in the agreement between the parties the government’s ministerial agenda was discussed and both sides agreed on the need to resolve the issues and reach an agreement on the budget, oil and gas basis of the constitution.
Other topics of discussion included the importance of implementing Article 140 of the constitution, ensuring the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as part of the defense system of the federal Iraq and the implementation of the Sinjar agreement.
— Kurdistan Regional Government (@Kurdistan) January 11, 2023
The Prime Minister also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, Iraqi President Latif Rashid, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi and the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Faiq Zeidan.
Constructive talks with Iraqi President @LJRashid today.
We’re aligned in our efforts to address Erbil-Baghdad differences and safeguard our constitutional rights. pic.twitter.com/hgtI46Zhyq
— Masrour Barzani (@masrourbarzani) January 11, 2023