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KRG Prime Minister and Iranian Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Relations

On Monday, September 11, 2023, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received Mr. Mohammad-Kazem Ale-Sadegh, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq.

During their meeting, Ambassador Ale-Sadegh expressed Iran’s appreciation for the support provided by the Kurdistan Regional Government to Iranian pilgrims. These pilgrims, coming into Iraq via the Kurdistan Region, visited Shiite shrines and participated in the 40th Day of Mourning for Imam Hussain in Karbala. Furthermore, he lauded the significant progress witnessed in the region, with a special mention of Erbil.

The conversation also emphasised the importance of addressing outstanding issues between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government in Baghdad. Prime Minister Barzani underlined that the Kurdistan Region has consistently met its obligations as per the budget law and the constitution. He stressed that it remains Baghdad’s duty to disburse the Kurdistan Region’s financial entitlements.

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