ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Region will visit Baghdad within the following two days to hold another discussion over the pending disputes and the imminent independence referendum.
According to a statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency, the decision was made after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his Iraqi counterpart met in Sulaymaniyah on Wednesday.
The two officials discussed the alternatives proposed by the international community to convince Erbil to put off the vote. They also talked about another initiative put forward by the Iraqi President Fuad Masum.
In the meeting, Barzani reiterated that Erbil has tried every formula with Baghdad, from autonomy to federalism; but the central government of Iraq has failed to consider the Kurds as genius political partners.
He also pointed out that Erbil will continue the dialogues with Baghdad before and after the referendum in hopes of paving the way for the sides to become “friendly neighbours” in the future as living together within on border did not work.