Baghdad (BasNews) A delegation from Kurdistan Region arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss the referendum and independence with the Iraqi officials.
The Kurdish joint delegation from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) consists of Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to the Kurdistan Region Presidency, Fazil Mirani, the Head of KDP politburo and Adnan Mufti, a member of the PUK politburo.
The delegation is scheduled to meet Fuad Masoum, the Iraqi President, PM Haider al-Abadi and the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri.
The Kurdish officials will discuss holding a referendum for Kurdistan Region independence with the Iraqi senior officials. The delegation is also expected to discuss the issue of raising the Kurdistan flag over the state buildings in Kirkuk province.
The Kurdish delegation’s visit to Baghdad follows the meeting of the political bureaus of the two major Kurdistan parties.
KDP and PUK politburos held a meeting on Sunday which was chaired by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani for discussions over several topics including holding a referendum. The two parties agreed to form a joint delegation to discuss the independence referendum with Baghdad and agreed on the Kurdish parties to form a committee which will set the timing and a mechanism for the matter.