ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Federal Government of Iraq held a “productive meeting” in Baghdad to discuss some pressing issues between the two sides, the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s spokesperson said on Saturday.
Speaking to local Iraqi media, Saad Maan, the spokesperson of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said the meeting was “productive,” adding the KRG reiterated its commitment to adhere by the Iraqi Constitution to resolve issues with Baghdad.
“Qasim al-Araji, Iraq’s Interior Minister, emphasized the importance of holding such meetings to discuss ongoing issues related to border crossings, airports, and management of dams and resolving disputes on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution and federal laws,” a KRG statement read.
“Araji reiterated the Head of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ insistence on resolving the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad and restoring the activities of institutions at airports and border crossings,” the statement continued.
According to the statement, representatives of the Kurdistan Region’s Civic Aviation Authority, Department of Customs, and the Directorate of Dams and Intelligence Agency presented their main notes “about restoring the relations between the KRG and the Iraqi government.”
Both sides will hold another meeting in Erbil on Monday to prepare a comprehensive draft about the resolutions that were agreed upon in Saturday’s gathering.
“The draft will then be sent to the Iraqi Council of Ministers regarding the restoration of activities at border crossings, airports, and dams,” the KRG statement concluded.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany