'Kurdistan Region, Iraq agree over Mosul'
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Iraqi Parliament speaker stated on Tuesday that the Kurdistan Region and Iraq have reached an agreement over Mosul liberation.
Following the meeting with the Kurdistan Region delegation headed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) PM Nechirvan Barzani, the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jibouri told Kurdistan24 that “We have an initial agreement with the Kurdistan Region on the participation of all components in the Mosul liberation operation and the future administration of the city when IS is pushed out.”
Jibouri warmly welcomed the KRG delegation to Baghdad and stated that during the meeting political and security matters during the post-Islamic State (IS) era will be discussed.
“We have talked about the coordination between all sides on government and parliament level as there are some bills in the parliament that require everyone’s understanding to overcome all the obstacles,” Jibouri added.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of most Sunni blocs in the Iraqi parliament.
Elsewhere, the KRG delegation, concluding the visit to Baghdad, met with the Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Tuesday.
In the meeting with the KRG delegation, President Masum stressed the importance of increasing coordination and cooperation on constructive efforts and the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
He added that dialogue should be ongoing to resolve the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil.
The KRG delegation arrived at the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday to meet with the Iraqi officials and discuss the stranded issues between the KRG and the Iraqi government.
Editing by Ava Homa