October 12, 2020 | government

Iraqi Parliament Welcomes Erbil-Baghdad Agreement on Sinjar


ERBIL — The parliament of Iraq has welcomed the agreement between Erbil and Baghdad over the status of Sinjar, saying that the move would accelerate the return of the displaced Yezidi families.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq announced the agreement on Friday, describing it as a “historic” deal in terms of governance and security in the predominantly Yezidi-populated area.

'The agreement will directly contribute to accelerate the return of the displaced families to their homes and ensure their stability in their areas,' said Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Bashir Haddad.

He emphasized that the deal would help establish a closer cooperation between the regional and federal governments in order to bring stability back and enhance public services as part of the efforts to reconstruct the devastated region.

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said after the announcement of the agreement that “the normalisation of Sinjar will ensure that its people can determine their own future.”

“It is an example of what we can achieve when the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Federal Government work together, with mutual respect and shared objectives. I hope this is a sign of the progress we could make on other disputed territories between Erbil and Baghdad,” PM Barzani added.

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