Secretary-General of the Arab League intends to visit the Kurdistan Region soon about the referendum

Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:44

London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Thursday that Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, plans to visit Erbil soon, to discuss the referendum to be held in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on 25 September.

The newspaper quoted Arab diplomatic sources as saying that the secretary-general's move falls within the framework of what he sees as "a necessary priority that requires every effort and every opportunity to encourage dialogue between the brothers in Baghdad and Erbil."

The sources pointed out that the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States considers that "it is important that the Kurdish leadership assess the situation and read carefully before taking the step of the referendum, with the expected negative impact on the cohesion of the Iraqi state, and the future of the Kurds in Iraq and neighboring countries, that's why Arab League sees that it's necessary to postpone the referendum.