The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, affirmed that the relations between Erbil and Baghdad prevail in a positive atmosphere, and the steps taken by the federal government give rise to optimism and satisfaction.
A statement by the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region stated that Barzani met today, Saturday, with the Italian Ambassador Maurizio Grigante, and ways to strengthen relations between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with Italy, Erbil and Baghdad relations, and the ongoing dialogue to solve outstanding problems were discussed.
Barzani indicated, according to the statement, that the relations between Erbil and Baghdad prevail in a positive atmosphere, and that the steps taken by the federal government so far give rise to optimism and satisfaction, and that the two sides have no other way but to solve the outstanding problems between them.
For his part, the Italian ambassador described Nechirvan Barzani’s meeting with his country’s foreign minister at the Munich conference last February as positive, stressing that resolving the outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad will lead to an increase in the international community’s interest in Iraq and the Kurdistan region and will expand the horizons and areas for operating capital and foreign investments in them.
In another aspect of the meeting, which was attended by the Italian consul in the Kurdistan region, an overview of Italy’s work and activities in Iraq and the Kurdistan region was presented, and a group of issues of common concern were discussed./ End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency