Pres­i­dent Barzani Meets UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral in Er­bil

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Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani re­ceived a United Na­tions del­e­ga­tion to­day in Er­bil headed by the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. The del­e­ga­tion con­sisted of sev­eral UN officials who were ac­com­pa­ny­ing the Sec­re­tary­Gen­eral in their visit to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion fol­low­ing the lat­est po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity is­sues in Iraq, which have led to the flee- ing of tens of thou­sands of Iraq Arabs to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. Mr. Ban Ki-moon took the op­por­tu­nity to thank Pres­i­dent Barzani and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment for their role in pro­vid­ing se­cu­rity for the dis­placed Iraqis who have found in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion a se­cure refuge in the re­cent weeks. Mr. Ban Ki-moon added that the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion's re­sponse to the cur­rent cri­sis in Iraq is es­pe­cially ap­pre­ci­ated given the fact that there al­ready were large num­bers of Syr­ian refugees in Kur­dis­tan.

Pres­i­dent Barzani re­peated his stance of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion's readi­ness to con­tinue and pro­vide aid to the fam­i­lies flee­ing from the chaos of the rest of Iraq, adding that he hopes for a bet­ter and more peace­ful fu­ture for Iraq and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Pres­i­dent Barzani and Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon con­cluded their meet­ing in Er­bil with a press con­fer­ence where the two ex­pressed their views on the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in Iraq to lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional jour­nal­ists.

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