ERBIL — In the second round of talks between Peshmerga and Iraqi defense ministries, the sides had reached an agreement over the administration of the disputed territories held by Peshmerga in Nineveh Plains and Fish-khabur crossing on Iraq-Syria border.
The parties have agreed to form a joint force to administer and protect Mahmudiyah, Sihela, Faidah, Sheikhan, Alqosh, Gwer, Maqloub and Khazir areas in Nineveh Plains, northwest of Mosul, Kurdistan 24 reported.
Regarding Fish-khabur crossing on Iraq-Syria border, Erbil and Baghdad have agreed to station a joint border guard force at the crossing with the presence of the US troops.
The two sides have also referred the other outstanding issues, such as border crossings and airports, to the ministries of interior and finance to resolve them on the basis of Iraq’s constitution.
Following the last week’s clashes between Hashd al-Shaabi and Peshmerga in several areas in Nineveh Plains, Baghdad declared on Friday a ceasefire to allow for discussions to be held to resolve the issues through dialogue.