SULAIMANI — Following senior-level talks in Erbil on Thursday (July 25), the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have decided to form a number of technical working groups in an effort to resolve their differences.
Iraq and Oman have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the oil and gas sectors, which includes the possibility of building a shared refinery in Oman to process imported Iraqi crude oil.
Arab and Foreign officials, including the representative of the Australian Foreign Ministry, met with officials from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, as part of a chain of visits that the region has witnessed.
During the month of January, oil from Iraq’s southern provinces are holding close to a record high for 2019. This could raise question whether OPEC’s second-largest producer is following through on the deal to cut output.
A significant step has been taken in forming the new government in Iraq, with long anticipated ministerial appointments finally established. The legislature voted to confirm 14 of Abd al-Mahdi's 22 cabinet nominees, enabling him to convene his government.