Iraq’s Kurdistan agreed with the federal agreement in Baghdad to “increase dialogue” to resolve “outstanding issues” including a dispute about their oil and natural gas rights, the prime ministers of both regions said July 23 in a joint statement. Both sides “agreed to increase dialogue between the federal ministry of oil and the ministry of natural resources in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to address the outstanding issues,” Kurdistan Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in the statement, after their July 23 meeting in Baghdad. They also agreed to “continue working to reach common solutions, and achieve a state of integration in the management of the oil resources.” It was Barzani’s first visit to Baghdad since 2019. There have been increased tensions between Baghdad and Erbil after Iraq’s federal court ruled on Feb. 15 that the 2007 oil and gas law in the Kurdistan […]