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Iraq KRG PM wants balanced ties with neighbors

Masrour Barzani says KRG talking to Baghdad on 4 issues, including rights on oil, natural gas

Mazin Majeed Asaad Baqal   | 08.12.2019
Iraq KRG PM wants balanced ties with neighbors

ERBIL, Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said Saturday his government wants to establish a balanced relationship based on peace with neighboring countries. 

Barzani was on a television program in Erbil to explain what his government has done in the first 100 days since forming a government, including working to normalize relations with Iraq's central government.

He said his government is negotiating with Baghdad on four main issues.

"We work on a fair sharing of the Iraqi budget with the KRG, protection of KRG's rights on oil and natural gas on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution, the solution of the disputed regions within the framework of the Constitution and acceptance of Peshmerga forces as part of the Iraqi defense system," he said.

"We aim to establish a balanced relationship based on peace with neighboring countries and to be a source of trust for the international community," he added.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut


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