Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Presidents Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Relations

- 18 September 2019

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 17 September 2019

Iraqi President Barham Salih and the President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani stressed on further strengthening relations between Erbil and Baghdad and continued efforts to address outstanding issues in accordance with the Constitution of Iraq.

The two leaders discussed pressing issues between the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, such as next year’s fiscal budget, Article 140 of Iraqi Constitution, and the threat of terror and extremism.

The meeting also focused on the importance of preserving the unity of Kurdistan parties in Iraq, consensus on crucial issues and working towards strengthening the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, Vice Presidents of the Kurdistan Region, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Iraq and a number of Kurdistan Regional Government officials attended the meeting.

President Salih and his accompanied delegation arrived in Erbil Tuesday afternoon and they were received in the airport by President Barzani.