PM Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Ties
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PM Barzani, UN Envoy Discuss Erbil-Baghdad Ties

ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday received the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaert, for talks on the relations between Erbil and Baghdad.

According to a statement by Barzani's office, the pair exchanged views on the ties between the regional and federal governments, stressing on finding a resolution to the prolonged disputes between the two sides in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.

Barzani reiterated KRG's readiness to solve its disputes with the Iraqi government in a way that serves the interests of all components across Iraq, the press release added.

They also shed light on the affairs of the IDPs hosted by the Kurdistan Region and providing a safe environment to facilitate their return to their places of origin.

The upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections scheduled for June, 2021 and the mechanisms for holding the vote were also discussed during the meeting.

"Positive meeting today with @JeanineHennis on talks with the federal gov and the need for a solution which respects our constitutional rights. We also discussed appropriate mechanisms for the upcoming elections, and for the safe return home of those taking refuge in Kurdistan," PM Barzani wrote on Twitter.