Today, Friday, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received a phone call from the US Presidential Coordinator for Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein, where they discussed several files, most notably oil and trade.
A statement from the presidency of the regional government, received by the National News Center, stated that “during the phone call, the prime minister referred to his recent visit to Baghdad on January 11, his meeting with the federal prime minister, and his affirmation of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s readiness for a constitutional solution to problems, especially efforts Aiming to prepare the Federal Oil and Gas Law in accordance with the Constitution.
Barzani stressed, according to the statement, that "until the federal oil and gas law is approved, the Kurdistan Regional Government will continue to coordinate and cooperate with Baghdad to continue producing and strengthening the energy sector in the region."
For his part, the US Presidential Coordinator gave a briefing on their visit in the past few days to Baghdad and Erbil.
The statement continued, "The two sides agreed on the importance of overcoming obstacles to the development of the energy sector, while they discussed ways to consolidate relations between the Kurdistan region and the United States."
He explained, "The discussions witnessed a mutual emphasis on the importance of promoting trade, investment and energy in the Kurdistan region and Iraq."
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