The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement today, Thursday, that its President, Masrour Barzani, stressed the importance of resolving problems on the basis of the constitution and the agreements signed between Erbil and Baghdad during his meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani.
According to the statement, Masrour Barzani emphasized the importance of not involving the Kurdistan Region’s financial rights and employees’ salaries in political disputes, and emphasized the need to address this issue as soon as possible, in a way that ensures that the financial rights of salary recipients in the region are not delayed.
At the same meeting, the Prime Minister reminded all parties that the Kurdistan Regional Government had fully met its duties and expected the same from the Iraqi government.
In exchange, the Federal Prime Minister stated his willingness to resolve issues in line with the Constitution and laws, and emphasized the need of all parties providing political support in order to resolve all issues as quickly as feasible.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government said, “We realize that Iraq possesses enormous human and natural wealth, and that by creating an appropriate environment and good management, the entire country will move towards a more advanced and prosperous stage.”
A high-ranking delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government, led by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday morning with the goal of discussing with the federal government the monthly salaries of employees and workers in the region’s public sector, as well as Kurdistan’s share of the budget.
The group is led by Qubad Talabani, the region’s Deputy Prime Minister, and comprises Awat Sheikh Janab, Minister of Finance and Economy, Omid Sabah, Chief of the Cabinet Office, and Amanj Rahim, Secretary of the Council of Ministers.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, and their accompanying group.
According to a statement from the Sudanese office, the necessity to find a solution to the legal and financial concerns between the federal and regional governments was highlighted during the discussion, in accordance with the constitution and the law.
Al-Sudani said “the current government’s approach relies on the principle of working towards establishing permanent stability away from disputes,” emphasizing “the government’s seriousness in finding radical solutions to deal with the Kurdistan Region.”
He stated that “the government has worked, and continues to work, to ensure that the requirements for a decent living for Iraqi citizens, including regional citizens, are not hampered by any legal or administrative problems.”