BAGHDAD - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Saturday that his country had not yet announced its official position on holding an independence referendum in the Kurdistan region scheduled for September 25.
"The meeting he held with Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani on May 25 was part of Barzani's efforts to clarify the idea of a referendum on an independent state," Borisov said in response to a question by a parliamentarian.
" Borisov said "we did not announce our position on the referendum, and he wanted to clarify the matter to us only, and we listened to it, we did not announce our official position because it has to be passed by parliament.
He said that his country and the European Union stressed the need for Baghdad and Erbil to set aside their differences so that they can better confront the extremist threats together.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister discussed with the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani on the twenty-fifth last month, in the capital, Sofia, referendum on self-determination in the Kurdistan Region and relations between the two sides in addition to the role of Kurdistan in the war against terrorism.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency