Barham Saleh, the prime minister of Kurdistan, says proposals are "being "fine-tuned" to resume oil exports from the region of Iraq. "Every barrel of oil exports is needed for Iraq's treasury," he told reporters today in Abu Dhabi. "We and the prime minister (of Iraq) have spoken and the technical teams will get together before too long in order to finalise a deal. "We have submitted a practical proposal to the prime minister in Baghdad and he has found it workable and realistic and we will fine-tune it to make it acceptable and we will resume." Asked when exports would resume from the region, he said: "We hope very soon."