Iraqi President, Barham Salih, has arrived in Erbil today in order to conduct meetings with senior officials in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to KRG officials, the meetings aim to resolve disputed between Baghdad and Erbil.
Christians were a primary target for ISIS, who had driven away Assyrians and Armenians from their homes in Nineveh Province. As a result, an artist launched an exhibition in Erbil which seeks to commemorate their displacement and suffering under ISIS rule.
Delegations from Iraq and the Kurdistan region met on Sunday, 29th of July to discuss the reopening of the Kirkuk/Erbil road. The talks between the Iraqi and Kurdish delegation resulted in an agreement between the two to build a temporary railway bridge in Altun Kupri.
On Tuesday, 24th of July, delegations from the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) met to discuss the reopening of the road that links Kirkuk to Erbil Provinces. The delegations said that the reopening of this road will spur economic activity that benefits both provinces.
The ruling for the lawsuit filed by Baghdad against the KRG for independent oil exports, has been postponed by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq, in order to give the parties sufficient time to prepare for the case.