BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received a high-level Kurdish delegation on Thursday and made modest progress toward passing long-delayed oil legislation, agreeing to re-convene committees designed to resolve stubborn disputes between Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The Kurdish delegation was led by KRG Prime Minister Barham Salih, and included the top adviser to KRG President Massoud Barzani, among other KRG ministers. The meeting was also attended by Speaker of Parliament Usama Nujaifi and senior members of Iraq's major political blocs, including the two vice presidents.
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