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Barzani and Saleh agree to resolve the outstanding differences between Erbil and Baghdad through three means

President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani and President of the Republic Barham Salih confirmed on Saturday to address the differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad in accordance with the constitutional and legal frameworks and through cooperation between the two sides.

This came during a meeting between Barzani and the accompanying delegation with Saleh at the Baghdad Palace, according to an official statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic of Iraq today, and Shafaq News received a copy of it.

The statement said that during the meeting, the importance of resolving the outstanding issues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government in accordance with the constitution and legal frameworks and through cooperation and joint coordination was preserved in order to preserve the rights of all Iraqis and achieve social justice.

The statement added that the solutions required to get out of the economic crisis in the country were discussed, as well as consolidating solidarity and synergy between all to face the Corona pandemic and limit its spread, and support health and security cadres to ensure the safety of citizens.

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met earlier today with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi separately, according to two official statements.

A statement issued by the Al-Kazemi office, received by Shafaq News, said that during the meeting, the files were discussed between the federal government and the territorial government, and work to solve the previous problems in accordance with the constitution and in a way that achieves the country’s public interest in facing the current challenges faced by all provinces of the country.

The statement added that Al-Kazemi stressed the importance of national cooperation and solidarity in order to overcome the current challenges, especially the economic crisis caused by the decline in global oil prices, which was caused by the Corona pandemic.

The statement added that it was emphasized that the challenges facing the country require the cooperation of everyone to confront it and cross the country towards the correct path that it is moving forward, in order to build a safe, stable and united Iraq.

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, and his two deputies are visiting Baghdad, Iraq.

An official source in the presidency of the region told Shafaq News that both the President of Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani, and his two deputies, Sheikh Jafar Sheikh Mustafa, and Mustafa Sayed Qadir arrived yesterday, Friday, to the capital Baghdad.

The source added that the aim of the visit is to meet the three presidencies, powers and Iraqi political bodies to discuss the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region following the Turkish and Iranian bombing of the border areas in addition to tackling the differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad. Source