PM Barzani re­ceives Ja­panese Am­bas­sador to Iraq

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Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani, Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, 2015, re­ceived the Ja­panese Am­bas­sador to Iraq, Mr. Kazuya Nashida.

The Ja­panese Am­bas­sador thanked the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment for its stance and sup­port fol- low­ing the mur­der of the Ja­panese cit­i­zen in Syria at the hands of the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion. He con­veyed his con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the Pesh­merga forces who have been mar­tyred in the fight against ter­ror­ism.

In an­other part of the meet­ing, Am­bas­sador Nashida pointed out that, as part of Ja­pan's as­sis­tance to Iraq, his gov­ern­ment will fund an in­fras­truc­tural project re­lated to the sewage sys­tem in Er­bil city, which will be of­fi­cially an­nounced soon. He reaf­firmed Ja­pan's com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ing to help the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

The two sides dis­cussed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in Iraq and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, par­tic­u­larly the sit­u­a­tion on var­i­ous bat­tle­fields. Prime Min­is­ter Barzani high­lighted Kur­dis­tan Re­gion's needs and re­quire­ments in its war against ISIS.

They also dis­cussed the lat­est visit by a Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment del­e­ga­tion to Bagh­dad and the agree­ment reached last De­cem­ber be­tween Bagh­dad and Er­bil. Prime Min­is­ter Barzani told the Ja­panese Am­bas­sador that Bagh­dad had of­fi­cially in­formed the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion that the lack of liq­uid­ity in Iraq is the rea­son that Iraq is un­able to send the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion its al­lo­cated share from the fed­eral bud­get as was fi­nal­ized in the agree­ment last De­cem­ber.

The Prime Min­is­ter Barzani thanked the Ja­panese gov­ern­ment for hav­ing funded sev­eral projects in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

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