Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, called on Sunday the different players in Iraq to wipe the slate clean and endorse a common view to tackle the problems and learn from the lessons of the past.
The Presidency of the Region said in a press release today, Sunday, that Barzani met, on his second day of Baghdad's visit, with political leaders and forces.
Barzani held a series of meetings with the head of al-Hikma "Wisdom" movement, Ammar al-Hakim; the head of Development and Salvation front, Osama al-Nujaifi; the Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Project, Jamal al-Dhari; head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki; the head of al-Fatah Alliance, Hadi Al-Amiri; the head of al-Nasr Alliance, Haidar al-Abadi; and the head and the members of Political Commission of the Sadrist movement, Nassar al-Rabiei.
Barzani discussed with his hosts the recent developments in Iraq's political, economic, and security files, the challenges Iraq and Kurdistan cope, ISIS threats, the International commerce movement, the Iraqi legislative elections, and the differences between Baghdad and Erbil.
The President of Kurdistan expressed gratitude for the political forces that contributed to approving the Federal Budget, hoping it serves as a step closer toward solutions of other problems for Iraq in general, and between Iraq and the Region in particular.
Barzani highlighted the Region’s Willingness to address the disputes between the Federal and Regional governments under the umbrella of the constitution.
"we all made mistakes. We have to open a new chapter with a new vision towards the future to address the problems and benefit from the past mistakes and experiences."
Barzani said that Iraq's prosperity, progress, and restoring its status are closely related to setting the internal differences. "Addressing the Region’s problems with the Federal government is crucial for Iraq’s stability."
He added that his visit's purpose is to be in direct contact with other parties, calling other parties in Iraq to extend outreaches and maintain sustainable relationships with each other.
According to the statement, Barzani said that a new generation has emerged in Iraq, indicating that this mandates dealing wisely with the incidents and problems.
"Iraq has peculiar human and natural resources. All the parties and components must participate in the political process, and the state's administration and have equal rights. Iraq needs to enhance its institutions, and all Iraqis deserve a better life and services."
The Iraqi sides lauded Barzani's visit to Baghdad, deeming his meetings with the political forces and leaders as a "perfectly timed" "positive initiative", hoping it paves the road to a national dialogue that unites Iraqi people and bolsters partnership amongst all Iraqi components.