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Prime Minister of KRG Meets with Iraq’s Premier

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held discussions with Mr. Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the Prime Minister of Federal Iraq.

Joined by KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and other KRG cabinet members, PM Barzani emphasised the need to address outstanding issues based on the constitution and bilateral agreements. He highlighted that the Kurdistan Region’s financial entitlements and the salaries of its public sector employees shouldn’t be entangled with political disputes. PM Barzani further pointed out that public sector employees in the Kurdistan Region must receive their due salaries promptly.

Moreover, PM Barzani stated that the Kurdistan Region has consistently met its obligations and now expects the Iraqi government to fulfill its commitments.

Prime Minister al-Sudani expressed a willingness to resolve the outstanding matters within the constitutional and legal parameters. He called for political support from the concerned parties to address these challenges.

Lastly, PM Barzani noted that Iraq possesses abundant human and natural resources, suggesting that with optimal governance and a conducive environment, these could lead to significant development and a brighter future for the country.

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