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Barzani sets a condition for visiting Baghdad … and a British willingness to mediate

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masroor Barzani, announced on Monday that he is ready to visit Baghdad whenever the federal government expresses its readiness to resolve the outstanding differences between them.

A statement of the Kurdistan Regional Government responded to Shafaq News, that “the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received today, Monday, British Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Hickey. And the United Kingdom, and the mechanism of resolving outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad was discussed.”

The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government highlighted the relations with the federal government, and said, “We support Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government in order to resolve all outstanding problems under the constitution.”

Barzani stressed, “I am ready to visit Baghdad whenever the brothers in the federal government show their willingness to solve the contentious issues between us.”

For his part, expressed the British ambassador to Iraq, “the UK’s readiness to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government to bring them together in order to resolve outstanding problems based on the constitution.”

Hickey said, “Iraq and the Kurdistan Region are friends and allies of the United Kingdom, and we want to help them solve their differences, especially at this difficult time.” Source