In Shafaaq

The delegation of the Kurdistan government next week in Baghdad to complete the talks with two files

The delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government, headed by Qobad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the region, is expected to visit next week the Federal Capital Baghdad to complete discussions on the differences and outstanding issues between the two sides.

Samir Hawrami, a spokesman for Talabani, told Shafaq News that the delegation will visit Baghdad next week to complete the talks between the regional government and the federal government.

He explained that the visit aims to address the oil and financial benefits file in the province’s budget.

A well-informed source said on Tuesday that the delegation of the regional government will visit Baghdad in the coming days to complete bilateral talks between the two sides to resolve the differences and outstanding issues, especially with regard to the region’s share of the budget, salary financing, and export of oil.

The source said to Shafaq News, that the delegation had been waiting for the completion of the formation of the federal government for the purpose of returning to Baghdad and the resumption of talks.

The source added that there is hope for reaching an agreement to solve all the problems raised during the delegation’s previous visits.

And previously, the delegation of the regional government held two visits to the capital, Baghdad, after the previous federal government headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi stopped financing the salaries of employees and workers in the public sector in Kurdistan.

The differences and pending issues between Erbil and Baghdad are based on the region’s share of financial budgets, the entitlements of the peshmerga forces, the export of oil, and the disputed areas covered by Article 140 of the permanent Iraqi constitution.

The Kurdistan Regional Government has expressed, on numerous occasions and times, its willingness to deliver 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day in exchange for the Iraqi government’s funding of 450 billion Iraqi dinars in salaries per month. Source