The UK welcomes an agreement between Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional governments on oil exports and revenue sharing, according to Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
"I very much welcome the agreement on 2 December between the Federal Government of Iraq, led by Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi, and the Kurdistan Regional Government, represented by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, on detailed arrangements on oil exports and revenue sharing, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement.
Iraq faces significant challenges and all communities must cooperate to defeat Daesh militarily, assist the displaced and provide an inclusive future for the country. I welcome the important steps that have been taken by Prime Minister Abadi and his government in recent weeks in support of this, including today’s announcement. I congratulate all concerned for their work to resolve this long-standing disagreement. The UK has supported these efforts at dialogue throughout, according to Hammond.
"I hope that all Iraqi leaders will follow this constructive approach to addressing practical challenges, in the interests of national reconciliation and unity against a common enemy who are a threat to all," Hammond added.