Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Talabani and Iraq VPs forge plan for official meetings
October 14, 2008 - 12:21:45 BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdelmahdi said he, President Jalal Talabani and Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi met on Tuesday to hammer out a program for official meetings among the political powers to discuss solutions for pending problems, according to a presidential statement. “President Talabani held at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad a Presidential Board (PB) meeting attended by Vice Presidents Abdelmahdi and al-Hashemi to discuss pivotal issues and means to solve them,” read the statement as received by Aswat al-Iraq. The statement quoted Abdelmahdi as saying that the PB dealt with the relations among the political parties, adding the issue of the relations between the federal government and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region government would figure high on the agenda of discussions. Talabani had said on Monday that Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barazani has led a delegation on a visit to Baghdad to discuss means to solve problems.