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Iraq to set up joint parliamentary panel with Kurds

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

Iraq will set up a parliamentary committee to resolve disputes with its Kurdish region including control over border crossings and sharing of oil revenue, a member of prime minister Haider Al Abadi's ruling bloc has said.

“The two sides are about to form a seven-member committee, including five members from Baghdad and two others from Kurdistan. The committee will review all controversial issues between the two sides,” an MP of the Shiite National Alliance told the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al Awsat.

“We expect the committee to produce fruitful results, that can solve the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil,” the source said.

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