BAGHDAD, Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed discussed in the city of Sulaymaniyah with the new Turkish Consul in the Kurdistan region Hakan Karajai outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

"The two sides stressed, during the meeting, which was attended by Baval Talabani, the need for a serious dialogue between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to address the outstanding problems within the framework of the Constitution." The website of the PUK said.

For his part, the Turkish Consul expressed, "the readiness of his country to provide any support and coordination in order to address the problems."

He stressed "the need to strengthen and develop relations between Turkey and the Kurdistan region, and the relations between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Turkey, reiterated his country's support for the Kurdistan region."

For her part, Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed congratulated the Turkish consul on the occasion of taking over his new duties, wishing him success, stressing the position of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, which seeks to promote harmony and unity among all political parties./ End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency