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H.E. Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Dr. Haider Al-Abadi announces the reopening of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports for international flights

 

 



 


 

 

 

March  -13-2018


His Excellency Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has announced, according to his constitutional powers, the reopening of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports for international flights, following the response of the local authorities in the Kurdistan region to restore the federal authority to the two airports.

During his meeting with Ministry of Interior's officers who are working at the airports of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, he has asserted that he signed a decree following the response of the local authorities in the Kurdistan region to restore the federal authority to the two airports in accordance with the constitution, in order to facilitate the travel of citizens through Erbil and Sulaimaniyah international airports, The Kurdistan Regional Airports will be under the command and control of the Federal Ministry of Interior.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has said that the system of verification (Paysys) for the airports of the province and its frontier will be linked to the main system in Baghdad, as it is the case in other Iraqi ports and linking the passports and nationality departments and employees at the airports of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah in the Federal Ministry of Interior, according to the law.
His Excellency Prime Minister has said that there are many paragraphs in the decree order, which we have set in the interests of citizens in the Kurdistan region and all Iraqis.
Dr. Abadi has said that a higher committee will be set up to oversee the management of airports in the region and its borders crossing, ensuring compliance with federal standards, including representatives of all concerned authorities in the center and the region and report to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces or authorized person.


Media office of the prime minister
March -13- 2018