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Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc confirmed today, Wednesday, that the relationship between Baghdad and Erbil has started a new phase after the formation of the government of Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, expecting to resolve many outstanding issues in the near future.
The representative of the bloc, Mariwan Qarni, told Shafaq News agency, "The relationship between the governments of Erbil and Baghdad is governed by the Iraqi constitution of 2005, but the federal government has not committed itself to implementing the financial rights of the Kurdistan Region since 2014, as a small part of its rights is sent, for various reasons." .
Qarni added, "But after the formation of the government of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and the political agreement signed by the coalition parties in (state administration), a new phase of the relationship between the two governments began," stressing that "the Sudanese government agrees to resolve many outstanding issues between the two parties."
A member of the Security and Defense Committee expected that "the Sudanese government will present a draft oil and gas law in the Iraqi parliament in agreement with the regional government, as well as include the financial rights of the Peshmerga forces in the 2023 budget, and not distinguish them from the federal forces, because both are part of the Iraqi defense system according to the constitution."
Qarni pointed out that "Al-Sudani's agenda includes issues of conflict between Erbil and Baghdad, such as the oil and gas law, the implementation of the Sinjar Agreement and the Federal Court," adding, "If the Sudanese government is able to fulfill its promises to the Kurdistan Region within the time frame specified in its agenda, then there will be a bright future." relationship between the two sides.
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, had discussed, during his recent visits to Baghdad, with Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, the Iraqi federal prime minister, and other political parties, the late
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