Mahmoud Othman: Barzani’s meeting with Kurd delegation will determine whether talks with Baghdad positive or not

Ninanewscom – ERBIL-Hewlêr,  25.10.2012 – Independent Kurdish MP, Dr Mahmoud Othman confirmed that “the meeting between the President of the Kurdistan region with the Kurdish delegation that held intensive talks in Baghdad will determine whether these meetings are positive or not.”

He told the National Iraqi News Agency “we can not fully define the results of these meetings,” indicating that “the results will depend on the visions that the delegation has got from the talks it held in Baghdad.”

Othman added that “what has been raised, during the meetings are actually important files that need quick solutions; especially with regard to the issue of the exporting oil from the region and the province’s budget for next year and to reach a common formula for the law of oil and gas in addition to the issue of the Peshmerga.”Regarding the accusations some accused the Kurds that they search for the interests of the province without the public interests when they hold talks with other political blocs, Othman denied these accusations saying that the Kurdish delegation includes two parts, political part to hold talks with other blocs on the outstanding issues concerning Iraq in general and the other part is governmental to discuss outstanding files between the provincial government and the federal government. The political delegation, headed by Deputy Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih and a governmental headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the province, Imad Ahmed visited Baghdad and held talks with the leaders of political blocs addressed the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil.