A member of the Finance Committee in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament Izzat Saber said on Monday that the visit of the delegation of the federal government headed by the Governor of the Central Bank Ali Alalak is to put the final touches before the salaries of staff of the region and the opening of airports that have been agreed upon.
On Sunday evening, a delegation from the Iraqi government arrived in Arbil, headed by Ali al-Alaq and with the membership of Qasim Attiyah, undersecretary of the Minister of Planning and a representative of the Civil Aviation Authority.
The visit comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said during the weekly press conference last Tuesday that the employees of the Kurdistan region will receive their salaries, in addition to the airports of Arbil and Sulaymaniyah will resume their international activity, before the holiday of Norouz.
“We expect the salaries to be launched in the next few days. As for the reopening of the regional airports to international flights, the agreements so far indicate that this will be on the 20th of this month,” Saber told Twilight News.
“There will be a joint press conference between Alaq and the head of the provincial government to present the results of this visit.”
The Iraqi government imposed an international air embargo on Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports on September 29, in response to Kurdistan’s holding of the referendum.
Source: Twilight News