The disputed territories remain an important issue between Baghdad and Erbil.
Director of General Board for Kurdistani Areas Outside the Region, Fahmi Burhan welcomes the decision of the High Committee for the Implementation of Article 140, which requires restoring land to the Kurds and Turkmens in the disputed territories.
The director hoped that the Arabization contracts will be canceled, in an interview with KurdSat. The contracts have denied the rights of Kurdish farmers to farm their lands in the area.
He added that they support any efforts and decisions that lead to the return of land to Kurds, Turkmens and all indigenous communities of Kirkuk.
They had been confiscated by the fall of the Ba'ath regime for whatever reason and given to others, the director noted.
He said the directive of the High Committee for the Implementation of Article 140 is a good step and hope that the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture to work seriously on it and go into effect.
General Board for Kurdistani Areas Outside the Region is a KRG department responsible for monitoring the situation of the disputed territories between the Kurdistan region and the federal government.