A high-level Kurdish delegation soon will visit Baghdad to engage in talks on the formation of the next Iraqi government.
“In the near future [the Kurdish leadership] will go to Baghdad and begin talks with all the Iraqi parties to form the government,” Nechirvan Barzani said in a press conference on Tuesday. “Right after the final announcement of the elections results, talks will start to form the Iraqi government, and as Kurds we will seriously be part of it.”
Barzani is prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and deputy head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which claimed the most votes among Kurdish parties in Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections.
Compared with the rest of Iraq, “the turnout was very promising” in the Kurdistan Region.