ERBIL – A delegation has been set to meet with the Iraqi officials in order to make a final decision on lifting the ban on international flights for Kurdistan’s pilgrims.
Sheikh Asim Barzinji, an official in the KRG’s Ministry of Religious Affairs in a press conference on Thursday said that they had already called on the head of Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority to reopen the international flights in the Region for Kurdistan’s pilgrims since it was very difficult for them to travel from Baghdad.
Barzinji additionally said that a delegation from the KRG’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has been set to visit Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the details of the process with the Iraqi Civil Aviation officials and reach a final decision.
“We will not accept any conditions made by Baghdad for this issue,” said the Kurdish official.
The Kurdistan Region on September 25th, last year held a referendum to vote for independence from Iraq, but Baghdad reacted very negatively to the process and put strict embargoes on international airports in the region.