Shafaq News / Kurdistan Regional Government revealed the details of the meeting between the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and the Regional Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani.
A statement of the regional government quoted Barzani as expressing his happiness at the visit of the Federal Prime Minister and considered it a positive indicator towards solving the outstanding problems between Kurdistan Region and the federal government.
The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region stressed that the outstanding problems between the region and the federal government are not limited to salaries and the region's share of the budget and hoped that both sides will be able to resolve all outstanding problems in the near future, radically, on the basis of the constitution.
The Prime Minister of the region said, "The salaries of employees are a fair right, whether they are in the region or any other part of Iraq and should not be drawn into political disputes".
He added that the Region of Kurdistan and Iraq in general, are facing major challenges, a financial crisis and a very difficult circumstance, "Therefore, we are ready to solve all outstanding problems for what serves the interest of all Iraqis".
The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region emphasized the importance of settling disputes over the budget, oil and Kurdish regions outside the administration of the region and the constitutional rights of the Peshmerga. He pointed to the need to activate the joint security coordination mechanism between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army in Kurdish regions outside the administration of the region to address the threats of ISIS.
The Federal Prime Minister indicated, "A visit to Kurdistan Region at the head of a large and important delegation is a strong indication of our willingness to solve all outstanding problems and lay new and solid foundations for relations to be based on cooperation and mutual understanding between the two sides".
The Federal Prime Minister emphasized that the success of any part of Iraq is a success for the entire country.
He added, "I am optimistic that we will be able to meet all challenges with cooperation and coordination between all components of the Iraqi nation. At this moment, there is an opportunity and a good understanding to solve all outstanding problems".