Abadi, Barzani Confirm The Importance Of Unity And Victories Against Daesh

Baghdad, Iraq - The President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani conducted a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

"The two sides discussed the political, security and economic situation in the country, in addition to the battles in Mosul and the victories achieved and the continued high coordination between the military units, including the Peshmerga forces, to complete the liberation of the rest of the regions and eliminate Daesh organization," a statement said.

The statement added, "the importance of unity is stressed and to get away from everything that affects the perpetuation of the momentum of the victories achieved, as the heroic forces approached the final victory over terrorism and restore stability of the liberated areas, which requires further efforts in this area."

The President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Massoud Barzani held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 meeting with representatives of parties and political parties in parliament and the government of the province on the date of the referendum scheduled for this year.

It was agreed during the meeting to set the date of the referendum on September 25 this year, as well as to hold the parliamentary elections and the presidency of the region on November 6 next.

For his part, the spokesman of the media office of Prime Minister Saad al-Hadithi confirmed that the federal government is based on the Constitution as a legal and political reference to determine the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

"Any decision concerning the future of Iraq must take into account the constitutional provisions, it is an Iraqi decision and does not concern any party," he added in a statement.

"All Iraqis must have their say on the future of their homeland and no one can determine its fate in isolation from others," he said.