Kurdistan Region delegation to discuss referendum with Baghdad

(KurdPress) – Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene this week to form delegations for talks with Baghdad and the regional countries over the forthcoming independence referendum of the autonomous region in the north of Iraq.

Wahida Yaqu Hormuz, a member of the referendum committee and head of the Chaldean, Assyrian, and Syriac bloc in Kurdistan Region parliament, told BasNews that the Referendum High Committee would meet this week to discuss sending delegations to Baghdad and neighboring countries such as Turkey and Iran for talks over the independence referendum, noting that the delegations will also be sent to US, France and other countries to gain their support for the issue.

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The delegations will elaborate on the situation of Kurdistan Region before and after 2003 and the reasons behind the region’s move towards independence, Hormuz said.

A senior Kurdistan Region delegation headed by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani already visited Brussels where they met with EU officials and European Parliament and held talks over the imminent vote on independence.

Kurdistan Region has scheduled a vote on secession from Iraq to be held on September 25, 2017.