Pres­i­dent Barzani headed for Ger­many join­ing Mu­nich Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence

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On Thurs­day. Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani headed for Ger­many to par­tic­i­pate in the Mu­nich Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence. Many world lead­ers at­tended the con­fer­ence to talk about Iran's nu­clear pro­gram, the con­flict in Syria and Iraq, IDPs and refugees, the Ebola out­break in Africa and cy­ber-ter­ror­ism.

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts be­lieve that the at­ten­dance of Pres­i­dent Barzani in the con­fer­ence shows the im­por­tance of the Kurds in the po­lit­i­cal equa­tions in Iraq and the Mid­dle East.

The con­fer­ence was in­au­gu­rated on Fri­day and lasted three days. Barzani was sched­uled to meet with some of the world lead­ers in­clud­ing the Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel, the US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry and the Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider Al-Abadi as well.

Around 20 heads of state and 60 de­fense min­is­ters at­tended the con­fer­ence as Ger­many took strict se­cu­rity mea­sures. Pres­i­dent Barzani and sev­eral other lead­ers were listed among those who were un­der threat and tight se­cu­rity mea­sures were taken to pro­tect them.

Kur­dis­tan is now in the front­line of con­fronting the so- called the Is­lamic State. It has also been a safe haven for al­most 1.5 mil­lion IDPs and refugees who have con­sti­tuted a huge bur­den on the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment.

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