Four agreements to resolve controversial issues between Baghdad and Erbil
01/2/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]BAGHDAD / Erbil / Sabah
Interior Minister of the Kurdistan Region, the Minister of Peshmerga Agency, Karim Sinjari, on Wednesday, Abram Arbil and Baghdad four agreements on resolving the issues of disagreement between the two sides, while the MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Abdul Aziz Hassan, there are signs of breakthrough in The crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, indicating that providing an appropriate ground to resolve all differences will facilitate the work of the next government.
This comes at a time, the Secretary-General of the Movement for Reform and Development Mohammed Baziani, the decline of seats in the Kurdish parties in the federal parliament, attributed the cause to recent events and the boycott of some Kurdish parties to contest the elections, while MP from the Movement for Change, Sherine Reza, the next election will be Faisal and the Rapporteur The president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) expressed his fear that the Kurdish parties would come up with separate lists in the coming elections.
Support for the unity of Iraq
and said Sinjari, who is currently visiting Washington , told reporters after a meeting with senior US officials: The «Kurdistan Regional Government signed four agreements with Baghdad», noting that those agreements have become the hands of the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi.
"One of the agreements is to lift the ban on international flights at airports in the region," Sinjari said, adding that "US officials support the strength and unity of the Kurdistan region in a federal Iraq."
In the same context, the MP of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Abdul Aziz Hassan, in a press statement, that «there are signs of a breakthrough in the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil through meetings conducted by the Joint Technical Committees and the result of the meeting between the heads of federal and regional governments», indicating that «Dialogue is the best solution to overcome the differences and problems».
Hassan added that «the current stage is a sensitive stage and we are on the doors of parliamentary elections that result in the formation of a new government and parliament, thus providing an appropriate ground to resolve all differences will facilitate the work of the next government». Upcoming elections and on the possible outcomes of the upcoming elections, see the secretary general of the Movement of Reform and Development Mohammed Baziyani, that « the Kurds will lose their place in Baghdad in the coming elections compared with previous years», expected to «get the Kurds to fifty seats or more during the federal parliamentary elections while have 65 seats in the current parliament ». "The votes of the Kurds will see a decline in the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala, Salah al-Din and Nineveh," citing the reasons for that "the events of October 16, 2017 and the boycott of some Kurdish parties to contest the elections in Kirkuk and some disputed areas as well as the absence of a unified speech of the Kurdish parties."
Baziani stressed the need to normalize the situation in the disputed areas before the start of the elections in May and to conduct a serious dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil, stressing the importance of uniting the internal Kurdish ranks and encouraging the Kurdish voters in the disputed areas to participate effectively in the elections.
He pointed to «the importance of the Kurdish parties to conduct dialogues with the Iraqi parties and lists», stressing the «need to ensure the interests of the Kurds and Iraq and build a rational system away from sectarianism in the next phase». Kurdish lists In an attempt to avoid this retreat, said MP from the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Majid Shankali: "The party called for more than once to form a gathering of all the Kurdish political blocs with a single list in the province of Kirkuk and the disputed areas," indicating that this was not achieved » Because of the superiority of party interest and personal interest in the public ».
Shankali revealed that «the political blocs in Kurdistan will bring the election lists individually to obtain any Kurdish voice in the disputed areas», calling on the Kurdish parties to «work away from partisan and personal interests after the elections to be a unified Kurdish bloc within the Iraqi parliament to form an effective force to form The government and change in the political process in the future ».
In the meantime, the MP for the Movement for Change, Sherine Reza, that «the next elections in Kurdistan will determine the new governor of the region», noting that «the Kurdish people is to decide the president through his participation in the
Reza excluded «Massoud Barzani received a third term in Kurdistan», saying that «the law does not allow him by virtue of Kurdistan three states». Turkmen component
On the other hand, the official of the Badr Organization, the northern axis, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati, said that «the members of the Coordination Coordinating Turkmen held on Tuesday, an important meeting with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic», noting that «discussed a number of topics that concern The Turkmen component of the political, security and regional as well as the security situation in Kirkuk, Al-Tuz and the rest of the Turkmen regions and the subject of local and parliamentary elections ». "We, as Turkmen, do not want to be the victim of differences between the center and the region, and we fear that things will be compromised with the upcoming elections," al-Bayati said, blaming the government for "a big responsibility because it does not have a clear vision of Kirkuk and
"We, as Turkmen, are still living the effects of the bad stage 14 years ago," Al-Bayati said, noting that "the representative of the UN Secretary-General promised to support them to remove the Turkmen fears."[/rtl]
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