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Today, Monday, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Salih Omar, described the formation of a joint committee between Baghdad and Erbil to draft the oil and gas law as an "important step."
Omar told (Baghdad Today), "The formation of a joint committee between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to draft the oil and gas law is a first step to end the outstanding issues between them."
He added, "This file represents an obstacle to resolving other problems between Baghdad and Erbil, and it is the biggest problem between them since 2003," noting that "approving the oil and gas law will solve a large part of the differences."
The oil and gas law in Iraq, which has been awaiting legislation in parliament since 2005, stipulates that the responsibility for managing the country's oil fields must be entrusted to a national oil company, and it is supervised by a federal council specialized in this matter.
Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, differ on how to manage the oil fields in the region since 2003.