[ltr]Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani in the Kurdistan government confirmed, on Tuesday, the government’s willingness in Erbil to announce a comprehensive agreement with Baghdad, while the new US consul Robert Waller renewed his country's support for an agreement between the two parties.[/ltr]
[ltr]Talabani said in a statement received by "Al-Ikhbaria" that he "held two meetings with the new consul of the United States and the new Japanese consul in the Kurdistan Region, and several common issues were discussed, as well as his phone call to the German Consul General in Erbil."[/ltr]
[ltr]He added, "During the meeting, the new American consul, Robert Wallier, took the latest developments in the reform process at the Peshmerga Ministry and the latest political developments in Iraq, as well as the two sides' emphasis on the relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United States, and the need to develop those relations.[/ltr]
During the meeting, the regional and federal government negotiations were discussed, as Qubad Talabani expressed the Kurdistan Regional Government's readiness to agree with Baghdad on the basis of the permanent constitution of Iraq to radically solve the outstanding problems.
For his part, the American consul made clear his country's interest in this file with the aim of reaching a long-term fruitful agreement on the outstanding problems between the two parties.
On the other hand, Qubad Talabani met the new Japanese consul in the Kurdistan region of Nakayama Yushchenko, and discussed with them the bilateral relations between the Kurdistan region and Japan in the economic and technological fields with the mechanism for developing relations between the two sides.
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