Zebari: The Kurdish Delegation’s Visit To Baghdad Will Not Resolve The Outstanding Issues

BAGHDAD - A member of the House of Representatives for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Abdul Bari Zebari confirmed that "the visit's date of high-level Kurdish delegation to Baghdad have not been set, in spite of signs to be before the tenth of this month."

He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "so far, the date and names of the delegation that will visit Baghdad to discuss outstanding issues between Arbil and Baghdad have not been set yet." He added that "many issues will be discussed, especially the referendum, and search for ways to resolve them."

Zebari ruled out resolving outstanding files since 2003 so far, especially in the final stage by instant or magical solutions with one or two meetings." He added: "It takes more seriousness on both sides."

He added: "The two parties can put points on the letters, finger on the wound, and identify the initial tracks to find solutions to the differences, but it is unlikely to find quick solutions now, in light of political differences and preoccupation with the upcoming elections."

The Supreme Council for the referendum in the Kurdistan region headed by Massoud Barzani decided to form a high-level delegation to visit the capital Baghdad and discuss the referendum.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency