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Al-Kazemi from Zakho: I sensed a positive atmosphere in Erbil, and we will reach integration soon
Shafaq News / The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi said on Thursday that he touched a positive atmosphere during his talks in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, indicating that this matter will serve the country.
Al-Kazemi's statements came during his inspection of the Ibrahim Al-Khalil land crossing with Turkey in the Zakho district of Dohuk Governorate in the Kurdistan Region.
A statement issued by Al-Kazemi's office received by Shafaq News stated that he visited Ibrahim Al-Khalil crossing in the Zakho district of Dohuk governorate, and met with a number of officials there.
Al-Kazemi was informed of work progress, customs and tax procedures, and their mechanisms at the important border crossing.
The Iraqi Prime Minister stressed that his visit to the Kurdistan Region comes within the framework of making efforts to integrate between the federal government and the regional government in all areas, including the activation of work at the border crossings.
He explained that he had touched a positive atmosphere in Erbil, and that this would serve the country and its people.
Al-Kazemi stressed the need to develop the Ibrahim Al-Khalil port, stressing that the relevant authorities in the federal government and the regional government would hold meetings very soon, in order to coordinate work and reach a state of integration that will positively affect citizens throughout Iraq.
His Excellency indicated that one of the priorities for the work of this government is to facilitate the movement of trade, and to remove all obstacles that hinder the development of the trade exchange process, which would contribute to the advancement of the Iraqi economy and diversification of its revenues.
Al-Kazemi is on a visit to the Kurdistan Region, on Thursday, which began in Erbil, where he met the Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani and the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani.
Al-Kazemi discussed several files in Erbil, including the outstanding disputes between Baghdad and Erbil for many years, the fight against ISIS remnants, as well as the holding of early parliamentary elections.
It is expected that Al-Kazemi will meet the President of the region, Nechirvan Barzani, in Erbil, before heading to Sulaymaniyah and from there to Halabja.
This is the first visit of Al-Kazemi to the Kurdistan Region since he took office last May.
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