The President of Iraq, Mr. Barham Salih, had a meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani. The two leaders stressed the importance of strengthening relations between Erbil and Baghdad while also continuing to address the outstanding issues in accordance with the constitution of Iraq.
Among the unresolved issues are next year’s fiscal budget, Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution dealing with the “disputed” territories, and the threat of terror and extremism.
The two presidents agreed on the importance of preserving the unity of Kurdistani parties in the Iraqi National Assembly and to gather consensus on crucial issues, in order to enhance collaboration in countering terrorism.
President Salih stated that ways have to be found to “ensure that constitutional rights of all Iraqis in a free and dignified life.”