ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi said in a press conference following their meeting on Thursday, that they have reached a mutual understanding on solving the current issues existing between Erbil and Baghdad, including the oil and gas issues.
Regarding his meeting with the Kurdish delegation, Abadi said in the press conference that the talks were successful and both sides agreed on closer cooperation to settle the strained disputes between Baghdad and Erbil, stating that they solve all the disputes through dialogue and work to find a solution for the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) public servants' salaries issue.
"We seek to find ultimate solutions for our disputes through dialogue with Baghdad," Barzani said.
Regarding the anticipated Mosul offensive, Barzani stated that there is a well-laid plan for retaking Mosul in the near future, and he congratulated the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces on their tremendous achievements over Islamic State (IS).
In addition to the Mosul offensive, Barzani reaffirmed that the sides have reached an agreement on dealing with economic and oil issues.