July 30, 2020 | finance & economy

PM Barzani, Iraqi Interior Minister Discuss Coordinated Response to financial, Security Challenges

ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday received Iraqi Minister of Interior Othman al-Ghanmi in Erbil where they discussed the coordinated response to the financial and security challenges facing the country.

'In the meeting, both spoke about relations between the Kurdistan Region and the federal government, emphasising the need to develop security coordination in the disputed territories and border areas,' Barzani's office said in a statement.

The Kurdish premier reaffirmed Kurdistan Region's commitment to a solution that 'protects Kurdistan’s constitutional rights and entitlements, and serves the interests of the Iraqi peoples,' the statement added.

'Positive meeting with Federal Gov Interior Minister @OthmanGhanmi. We discussed coordinated responses to our financial and security challenges, and explored ways forward regarding the disputed territories. We each reaffirmed our commitment to the constitutional rights of both sides,' PM Barzani wrote on Twitter.

The Iraqi minister, in return, proposed stronger cooperations between the sides to better tackle the coronavirus pandemic as well as financial crisis.

He, in the meantime, conveyed PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi's readiness to resolve the remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, the press release concluded.


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