Council of Ministers discusses KRG’s strategy to resolve issues with Baghdad
Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) - The Kurdistan Region’s Council of Ministers on Wednesday held its weekly meeting led by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.
Opening the meeting, Prime Minister Barzani commended the ministerial team of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the success of the 14th Party Congress held last week.
In the first part of the meeting, the council discussed a previous decision on the KRG’s roadmap towards resolving pending issues between Erbil and Baghdad, as well as starting a new relationship between the two based in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.
The council formed a committee to start negotiations with Baghdad to find a solution to these issues. The issues include the implementation of Article 140 concerning the lands disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, oil and gas, the Kurdistan Region’s participation in federal institutions, the Peshmerga’s constitutional rights, in addition to other matters.
In the second part of the meeting, the KRG’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Awat Sheikh Janab briefed the council on the efforts and steps taken towards the preparation of the Region’s budget bill, and relevant authorities were assigned to take action.