KRG PM says Erbil has fulfilled its commitments

Masrour Barzani calls on Baghdad to hold up its side of negotiations

ERBIL, September 11 — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani affirmed the region would  fulfill commitments related to the Iraq’s federal budget law on Monday, and called on Baghdad to hold up its side of the negotiations.

Barzani’s remarks came during a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, Mohammad Kazem Al-Sadiq, who praised the KRG for facilitating Iranian pilgrims’ recent entry into the country for religious events.

A statement from the KRG said:

On Monday, September 11, 2023, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, received the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Iraq, Mohammad Kazem Al-Sadiq, and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the facilitations and assistance provided by the Kurdistan Regional Government to Iranian visitors coming to Iraq through the region’s border crossings to participate in the Arbaeen pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.

The Iranian Ambassador also praised the progress and development witnessed in the Kurdistan region, especially in Erbil city.

In another context of the meeting, the discussion revolved around resolving issues between the Kurdistan region and the federal government based on the constitution and signed agreements. In this regard, the Prime Minister affirmed that the region has fulfilled all its commitments within the framework of the budget law and the constitution, urging the federal government to send the financial dues to the region.