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Kurdish PM says making utmost efforts for good ties with Baghdad

Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said Wednesday his government is exerting efforts to have good relations with the Baghdad-based federal government.

Speaking during a press conference in Erbil, Alsumaria News quoted him saying that “the region will pay every effort to normalize relations with Baghdad, ensuring rights and resolving all problems according to the constitution”.

Relations deteriorated between Baghdad and Erbil after the autonomous region voted in a popular poll in September for independence from Iraq, a step Baghdad deemed unconstitutional.

After several penal measures from Baghdad, including an embargo on international flights to Kurdistan, and a recapture of territories where sovereignty is disputed by both sides, a detente was witnessed over the past few months after Baghdad lifted the embargo and both sides headed towards a  joint management of disputed regions.Both sides have frequently emphasized on dialogue to address disputed issues.


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