Did the Kurdish delegation discuss the oil and gas law during its visit to Baghdad?

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The Parliamentary Oil, Gas, and Resources Committee stated today, Saturday, that the Kurdish delegation that recently visited Baghdad touched on the oil and gas law file, and while it reported the latest advancements in the law, it did not specify the date of its introduction.

In an interview with the Maalouma Agency, committee member Intisar Al-Jazairi stated, “The meeting that was held in the capital, Baghdad, between the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, and the Kurdish delegation, discussed several files, including the export of Kurdish oil, but it did not touch on the oil law.” “As well as gas.”

“This law is currently in the corridors of the federal government, in agreement with the political blocs,” she stated, adding, “until now, no new developments regarding it have emerged.”

According to a member of the Parliamentary Oil Committee, “The oil law will be presented during the next year, i.e. 2024, in a strong manner on the scene, but so far no negotiations have appeared between the Kurdish delegation and federal government officials, especially regarding the oil and gas law.”

Earlier, Sharif Suleiman, a spokesperson of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, agreed that most of the conflicts between Baghdad and Erbil were caused by the lack of an oil and gas legislation, noting that there is an active campaign to pass this law.

A group from the Kurdistan Regional Government visited Baghdad on Monday (November 27, 2023) to address a range of issues, including oil, wages, and the budget.

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