Stresses need for 'ongoing dialogue' over KRG

PM and president discuss international coalition presence

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani met with President Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid to address the presence of the international coalition on Iraqi territory, unresolved issues, and the urgency of devising concrete solutions for the disagreements between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region.

According to a press release from Al-Sudani’s media office the meeting encompassed discussions on the current political, security, and economic situations in Iraq and the surrounding region.

They also evaluated the government’s performance and its endeavors to fulfill its agenda, focusing on priorities designed to enhance services and living standards for all Iraqis.

The discussions reaffirmed a shared dedication to joining forces to uphold constitutional responsibilities, ensure security and political stability, and finalize Iraq’s economic and developmental agenda.

The talks concerning the international coalition’s footprint in Iraq and the results of recent deliberations on this topic underscored backing for the government’s moves to conclude the coalition’s activities and shift towards bilateral engagements with the coalition’s member nations.

Furthermore, the dialogue touched on the dynamics between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, stressing the need for ongoing dialogues and consultations to forge agreements that pave the way to substantial resolutions for various mutual administrative and procedural challenges, grounded in the constitution, legal frameworks, and the paramount interest of the nation.