Iraqi parliament speaker in Erbil, due to meet with senior officials
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq’s parliamentary speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi on Monday arrived in the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil and is set to meet with senior Kurdish leaders and officials during his visit.
The trip comes two days after a parliamentary delegation from the Kurdistan Region visited Baghdad to meet with an Iraqi counterpart and participate in the summit held in the capital between top legislators from Iraq’s regional neighbors, hosted by Halbousi.
Upon arrival at Erbil International Airport in the afternoon, the speaker was welcomed by his Kurdistan Region counterpart Vala Fareed. Following this, they held a meeting, attended by deputy parliament speakers from both sides, among other officials.
The Iraqi speaker is expected to meet with senior officials, including Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader Masoud Barzani.
They are due to discuss a range of issues with a focus on the developing relations between Baghdad and Erbil.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany