ERBIL — Iraq’s Interior Ministry has described the meeting between high-level delegations from Erbil and Baghdad on Saturday as “productive”.
The Kurdish delegation, headed by Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, travelled to Baghdad to discuss the issues pertaining to a flight ban Baghdad has imposed on the Kurdistan Region, as well as the disputes between the sides over the administration of border crossings.
Saad Maan, the spokesperson of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, told reporters after the meeting that the Kurdish delegation had reiterated its commitment to the Iraqi Constitution.
“Qasim al-Araji, Iraq’s Interior Minister, emphasized the importance of holding such meetings to discuss the ongoing issues related to border crossings, airports, and management of dams and resolving the disputes on the basis of the Iraqi Constitution and federal laws,” Kurdistan Region’s Interior Ministry said in an earlier statement.
“Araji reiterated that the Head of the Iraqi Council of Ministers’ insistence on resolving the outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad and restoring the activities of institutions at the airports and border crossings.”
The statement also revealed that the sides are scheduled to meet again on Monday and prepare a draft and eventually put an end to the political deadlock between Erbil and Baghdad.