ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A delegation from the Kurdistan Region on Monday arrived in Baghdad to discuss independence with Iraqi officials and political parties.
The delegation, comprised of representatives from major political parties and minority groups in the Kurdistan Region, arrived in Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other Iraqi officials.
The Kurdistan Region delegation was received by Ali al-Alaq, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, and other Iraqi officials at the Baghdad International Airport.
In the evening, the Kurdistan delegation met with the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi.
The delegation is scheduled to meet with the US and UK Ambassadors to Iraq, the Iraqi president, and the Parliamentary Speaker on Tuesday, the Kurdistan 24 Corresponded to Baghdad said.
He added that the Kurdistan delegation would also meet with the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, the Sadr Front, as well as the top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.
Vian Dakhil, who is accompanying the delegation as the representative to Ezidis, told Kurdistan 24 the purpose of the meetings is to emphasize the point with Baghdad that self-determination is an undeniable right to all, including the people of the Kurdistan Region.
Dakhil added, “We'll discuss the constitutional violations with Iraqi officials.”
Editing by G.H. Renaud