ERBIL— Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has set no preconditions for calling Kurdistan Parliament back into session, said KDP Vice President Nechirvan Barzani.
Barzani addressed a joint press conference with Mulla Bakhtiyar form the politburo of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), after the KDP-PUK meeting on Tuesday over the strategic agreement between the two major parties in the Kurdistan Region.
Barzani described the meeting as "important", saying a committee will be set up to follow up the suspended articles of the agreements between the two parties as well as the roadmap the PUK has proposed for settling the current political and economic crises.
Asked if the parties have discussed any adjournment to the plans for holding the independence referendum, Barzani stated the subject has not been discussed and the plan should be enforced as scheduled (for September 25, 2017).
With regards to the calls by some parties who demanded postponing the vote, Barzani (who is also the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG)stated they have asked those parties to offer an alternative and they did not.
"We try to hold further talks with the Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIU)," Barzani said, noting the KDP is showing more flexibility in the interest of consensus.
Barzani also stressed they support the delegation which is meant to visit Baghdad soon for talks over the imminent referendum.