KRG's Council of Ministers Discusses Reform Law, Erbil-Baghdad Talks
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KRG's Council of Ministers Discusses Reform Law, Erbil-Baghdad Talks

ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday to discuss the implementation of the Reform Law as well as recent talks between Erbil and Baghdad.

During the meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and attended by his deputy, Qubad Talabani, "the KRG High Committee on Reform presented a report on the latest progress in the implementation of the Reform Law (2020)," according to the readout of the meeting.

Talabani, who led the KRG delegation in Baghdad, presented a report on their meetings with the Iraqi officials and noted that talks between Erbil and Baghdad would continue to resolve their disputes on the issues of oil and budget.

PM Barzani also shed light on a recent dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the Kurdistan Region, extending condolences to the families of the dead and wishing the patients a quick recovery as well, the statement added.

"The Prime Minister thanked the public for complying with the government’s health advice, adding that the KRG has done its utmost and will continue to take any measure necessary to protect people. He also noted that the public should recognise their responsibility for protecting themselves."

"Prime Minister Barzani stressed that the government takes the public’s interest and well-being into account in maintaining the health guideline," the press release continued.

He additionally criticized some people for their efforts "to politicise the pandemic and downplay the danger, encouraging citizens to violate the guidelines," warning that those people would be held accountable by law.