The Baghdad and Erbil negotiations are back to square one: subsequent discussions complete the precedent
09:43 - 05/17/2020
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The second deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Bashir Haddad, confirmed on Sunday that no final agreement has been reached on oil and salaries of the region's employees so far between the governments of the Kurdistan region and Baghdad.
Haddad said in a statement reported by the official newspaper Al-Sabah and seen by him / the information. “The last period witnessed extensive dialogues and meetings between the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, during which all outstanding issues were discussed between the region and Baghdad, especially with regard to the mechanism of oil export and the delivery of dues. Finance for the region on the basis of mutual understandings between the two parties.
He added, “These dialogues resulted in the formation of technical committees to proceed with addressing these outstanding issues,” noting that “these dialogues witnessed advanced steps in the time of the previous government during which the Kurdistan Regional Government showed its willingness to hand over the amount of oil agreed upon with Baghdad and exported via SOMO, and confirm The Kurdistan government committed to reduce oil production within the stipulated share in agreement and coordination with the Ministry of Oil, down to the decisions of the OPEC oil-exporting countries.
Haddad continued, "We are awaiting the return of negotiations again between the region and the new federal government to complete the previous talks, with the aim of reaching new solutions and understandings and reaching a final agreement that satisfies all parties." Ended / 25