(Voice of Iraq) - 05-08-2009
Close to the expected visit to the capital Nechirvan Barzani to resume dialogue
London: At the time, which he considered Dr. Fuad Masum, the leadership of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the President of the Kurdish bloc in the House of Representatives (parliament) of Iraq, visit the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of the province of Kurdistan recent «successful», revealed Falah Mustafa, head of external relations (as Minister of Foreign Affairs) in the Kurdistan Regional Government is close to Prime Minister Barzani, son of a visit by President of the Government of the Territory to Baghdad during the next few days, at the head of the delegation of high-«Meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Federal Research in resolving outstanding issues between the province and Baghdad, as was agreed at the recent meetings of the Dokan ».
He explained that Massoum «positions were very close between the Kurdish leadership and the federal government during the meetings held in the resort of Dokan, near the city of Sulaimaniya», pointing out that «the two sides were on the line to stand in the face of internal and external risks that threaten Iraq, and that action is needed to determine in the face and work to achieve national reconciliation and reconciliation with all political actors, with the exception of those involved crimes of a terrorist nature », pointing out that« there is a significant determination of the parties to resolve all problems ».
The federal government's seriousness about resolving the outstanding issues with the Kurdistan Region during the mandate-Maliki also promised that the federal government, said that Massoum «There are the owners of the files can be resolved, one of his powers, and there are files outside the scope of its powers which are within the purview of Parliament, such as oil and gas law, which must to get a parliamentary consensus, as well as the constitutional amendments, which we hope to be completed before the end of the mandate of the current parliament, otherwise it will be carried over to the next parliament ».
He explained that the issue of Kirkuk Massoum need solutions Maliki and some of the people of Kirkuk, for themselves, «This is not a problem as long as it is the prerogative of the Iraqi Constitution».
Meanwhile, Mustafa explained that «the Government of the Territory's visit to Baghdad has not yet been determined, but it will be very close», pointing out that he «had been assigned to Nechirvan Barzani headed the negotiating team with the Federal Government because of his positions, which emphasizes dialogue as a way to successfully solve the problems, as well as dialogue for the former with the Federal Government and the knowledge of minute details of the outstanding issues between Arbil and Baghdad ».
He told «Middle East» by phone from his office in Erbil yesterday, said that «the meetings that brought together President Jalal Talabani and Massoud Barzani, head of the Territory and the President of the federal government Nuri al-Maliki in the resort of Dukan and expressed a genuine intent to resolve all the outstanding issues between the province of Kurdistan and Baghdad, and we we are striving to resolve these files for the stability of Iraq and the interests of all Iraqis », alluding to the« we have a realistic view of things and we know that the parliamentary elections throughout Iraq to close, for this we wish to have greater opportunities to seek to solve the problems ahead of the elections, especially the non-complex files such as the sharing of proceeds oil, according to the Iraqi constitution, the Government of the Territory had expressed good intentions when the oil was exported from the territory in the first of June (June), and since the proceeds were repatriated to Baghdad in favor of the federal treasury to serve the Iraqi people ».