Statement from the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region

Statement from the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region

Nov 30 2022

ARK News… His Excellency the President of the Kurdistan Region, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, during his last two visits to Baghdad with Mr. Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, the Iraqi Federal Prime Minister, and other political parties discussed the latest developments in the security and political situation of the country and emphasized cooperation and coordination between all parties to support the new federal government and successful implementation for its ministerial platform, and to work together to resolve the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad, starting with Article (140) of the constitution, the budget, and financial dues, leading to the normalization of the situation in Sinjar and the problems of the country in general, through dialogue and on the basis of the constitution and preserving the stability and sovereignty of the country.

President Nechirvan Barzani and the Sudani Prime Minister stressed not to allow any threats or military operations targeting neighboring countries across the borders of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region while ensuring the provision of aid and humanitarian assistance to refugees and not allowing the presence of armed factions in the Kurdistan Region. Therefore, Erbil and Baghdad will fully cooperate and coordinate to protect border security and will cooperate and coordinate with neighboring countries and take the necessary measures in this regard.

President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that the approach of the Kurdistan Region leadership will remain, as in the past, a factor of safety and stability for Iraq and the countries of the region, and looks forward to strengthening its relations with them according to the principle of mutual respect, good neighborliness, and common interests. In order to solve the internal and external problems in the region, we consider it necessary to resort to dialogue and understanding and to adopt peaceful solutions, and the leadership of the Kurdistan Region is ready to play a positive and constructive role in this context.

Presidency of the Kurdistan Region

November 28, 2022