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With deal elusive, KRG PM Barzani says will continue talks with Baghdad

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (Photo Credit: KRG Website)
2020-06-30

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met on Tuesday (June 30) with the KRG’s negotiating delegation via video conference to assess the progress it has made towards reaching a comprehensive budget agreement with the federal government.

“We will continue on the talks in order to reach an agreement where the Kurdistan Region’s rights and constitutional benefits are protected,” Barzani said in a statement.

“The Kurdistan Region emphasizes and defends its fair rights within the structure of the Iraqi constitution and will never give them up,” he said.

Led by KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the delegation visited Baghdad last week, but have so far been unable to overcome disagreements over the budget, oil exports, and information sharing.

(NRT Digital Media)