Crude oil exports will resume from Kurdish oilfields Feb. 1 after a suspension of almost one-and-a-half years, said Barham Salih, prime minister of Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq.

"[We had a] Productive meeting with [Iraqi] Prime Minister [Nouri al-Maliki and we] agreed to resume oil exports from Kurdistan by Feb. 1," Salih said on microblogging service Twitter following a meeting with Maliki in Baghdad Monday.

Salih also agreed with Maliki to resolve "outstanding issues on oil, budget," he said.

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