President Barzani headed for Germany joining Munich Security Conference
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.