KRG to com­mit to agree­ment with Bagh­dad

A Kur­dish high-level del­e­ga­tion led by KRG Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani on Sun­day vis­ited Bagh­dad. The del­e­ga­tion in­cluded deputy to PM Qubad Tal­a­bani, KRG Spokesman Safin Deza­yee and KRG Min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources.

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KRG Prime Min­is­ter Nechir­van Barzani is sched­uled to meet Iraq’s PM Hay­dar al-Abadi in Bagh­dad on Mon­day.

PM Barzani told Kur­dish me­dia out­lets that the Kur­dish del­e­ga­tion will try to re­solve all the mis­un­der­stand­ing be­tween the two sides.

He also stressed his gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to the Er­bil-Bagh­dad agree­ment signed in last De­cem­ber.

The Kur­dish Re­gional Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to do­ing its part when it comes to the 2014 oil agree­ment with Bagh­dad, but the same is ex­pected from the Iraqi gov­ern­ment, a KRG of­fi­cial said Satur­day.

Er­bil and Bagh­dad had reached an agree­ment in De­cem­ber 2014 where the Kur­dish re­gion would ex­port 250,000 bar­rels of oil per day and its Kirkuk prov­ince would ex­port 300,000 bar­rels per day, while Bagh­dad would al­lo­cate 17 per­cent of the Iraqi oil bud­get to the Kur­dish re­gion.

The Kurds, how­ever, have sent only 200,000 bar­rels of Kirkuk’s oil to the port for daily ex­port to in­ter­na­tional mar­kets.

"We agreed on an agree­ment and the cen­tral gov­ern­ment in Iraq should send KRG's bud­get,” KRG spokesman Safin Deza­yee said in Er­bil dur­ing a con­fer­ence. “I think the De­cem­ber agree­ment was a good one, but it seems that there are still dis­putes be­tween the two sides.”

“This dis­pute is about the amount of Er­bil's oil to be sent to Bagh­dad," he added. "Er­bil will ship the nec­es­sary amount in line with the agree­ment till the end of the year."

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