BAGHDAD / NINA / Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki said his current visit to Arbil was the focus of common interest to both sides as we opened all outstanding issues because stabilizing Iraq is our concern."
He said in a press conference held today after his meeting with the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani: "we discussed the latest developments in the region, and the files that were discussed during the visit of the head of the provincial government to Baghdad."
He explained that "we named the characters that will be in charge to continue the discussions to resolve the outstanding issues."
Maliki added: "The President of the Kurdistan region will be in Baghdad soon to continue the dialogue," adding that he would visit the region again and tour in the cities of the Kurdistan and visit Barzan's area.
He continued: "We have agreed on Article 140, and we will achieve the other issues, including the activation of the census and define the borders of the provinces."
For his part, Barzani said that he agreed with Maliki to resolve all outstanding problems between the center and the region in accordance with the Constitution. / End
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Sounds like 3 of the 7 seven issues are done. Maybe more news later.