Iraqi parliament says keen on solving pending issues with Kurdistan

Iraqi parliament speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi

Baghdad ( – Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Mohamed Halboussi has confirmed the federal legislature’s strong desire to solve all pending disputes with the Kurdistan region.

During a meeting with Kurdish President Masrour Barzani on Tuesday, Halboussi urged Kurdistan’s government to go ahead with “adopting a balanced and transparent approach to resolve all outstanding issues between the semi-autonomous region and the federal government.”

“The Iraqi parliament will provide a political and legislative cover for them (Kurdistan’s government) in accordance with the constitution,” Halboussi said.

For his part, Barzani said that his current visit to Baghdad comes just one day after his government’s formation, reflecting sincere intentions to work on solving all problems with the federal government in Baghdad in an atmosphere of brotherhood and national dialogue.

He pointed out that the Kurdistan region is “an important part of Iraq,” adding that the Kurdish people and their political forces are a key partner in the process of new democratic construction in Iraq.

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