ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Saturday with the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) to discuss the issues pertaining to the suspended parliament of Kurdistan Region.
Following the meeting in a press conference, leading PUK member, Latif Sheikh Omer described the discussion as “fruitful”.
He told reporters that they talked about the efforts on calling the parliament back into session. “We certainly all together will reactivate the parliament,” the official said without elaborating on any concrete decisions if made.
Due to political disputes between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Change Movement (Gorran) back in October 2015, parliament sessions were suspended.
Despite unconditional proposals by the KDP to reactivate the parliament, Gorran is yet to take a step forward and negotiations are ongoing.
The disputing sides are hoping to reach a consensus before the scheduled independence referendum on 25th September.
However, PUK has previously said that they may resume the parliamentary sessions without Gorran if the party continues to show reluctance to the proposed agreements.