During the meeting, which was attended by KRG Minister of Interior, Al-Yasiri, welcomed the positive atmosphere between Erbil and Baghdad, pointing out that there is a good understanding between the Federal Ministry of Interior and the KRG Ministry of Interior, and stressed that all outstanding issues should be solved in accordance with the constitution.
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister thanked the Federal Minister of Interior for the coordination and cooperation between both ministries. The two sides also touched on the issue of entry payment fees of ten thousand dinars by Iraqi tourists.
Prime Minister Barzani explained that the issue of entry cards was to protect security in the Kurdistan Region, and that the fees were not imposed on nationality only, but included all citizens outside the region.
Prime Minister Barzani pointed out that the mechanism for issuing the card for tourists coming to the region will change its name to (security guarantee), and ordered to lift fees on tourists from central and southern Iraq.