ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region’s Referendum Council on Monday reaffirmed holding the independence referendum on the scheduled date and decided on forming a delegation to visit Baghdad for talks.
The Kurdistan Region President chaired a meeting of the Referendum Council with the representatives of the political parties and components attended by the Vice-President Kosrat Rasool to discuss the process of independence referendum and maintaining a dialogue with Baghdad.
In a statement, the Referendum Council stated that the members of the council discussed the latest political developments in the Kurdistan Region and the internal, regional and international reaction to the independence referendum.
Kurdistan Referendum Council approved a decision to form a delegation for holding a dialogue with Baghdad and has decided upon the delegation’s program and agenda for the visit, the statement concluded.
Muna Qahwachi, the Representative of Turkmen in the Council, said the meeting reiterated that there is no turning back on Kurdistan referendum.
The Kurdistan Region delegation visiting Baghdad will consist of representatives of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), Ezidis, Turkmen, and Assyrians.
According to a Kurdistan 24 reporter, the Kurdistan Region delegation visiting Baghdad will discuss the independence referendum and violations of the Constitution and the signed agreements between Erbil and Baghdad.
The Kurdistan Region Presidency spokesperson previously said that the non-adherence to the Iraqi Constitution by the federal government has encouraged the Kurdistan Region to seek independence referendum, adding that 55 Articles have been violated by the federal government.
Editing by Ava Homa